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GCP Platform Architect, Flexible working /remote working

Employer
FT Select
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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GCP Platform Architect, UK: flexible working / remote working

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a GCP Platform Architect to join our client's dynamic and rapidly expanding Consultancy Practice.

Our client is a leading independent technology partner, trusted by large corporate and Public Sector organisations to source, transform and manage their technology infrastructure, to deliver digital transformation. In the current difficult market our client's financial results have been strong, they are in growth mode and 2021 is set to be a year of continued progress for them. They are a people-centric company and invest in their people through continued training and certification. The culture is a 'can do' one and provides great opportunity for career progression.

As a GCP Platform Architect you will act as a subject matter expert on GCP platform architecture and technologies delivering both pre and post sales technical consultancy to our customers.

As a predominately client facing role you will have proven skills in working with customers to design and implement modern, scalable platform solutions using a range of new and emerging technologies from the Google Cloud Platform developed and deployed with DevOps tooling

The Role
• Have responsibility for influencing and shaping GCP solutions primarily focused on platform and infrastructure
• Define solutions, technologies and standards to best practice
• Design and implement solutions for customers consistently and with quality, using our client's methodologies and processes
• Provide opportunity-specific Technical Assurance, Quality Assurance, Governance & Customer Satisfaction of pre and post sales consultancy engagements
• Work as part of a team defining, designing and implementing solutions for our customers
• Lead, mentor and upskill fellow team members
• Highlight any technical risks that may impact the success of the solution for our client
• Liaise and be a key member of our GCP community, contributing to knowledge exchange and internal service and proposition development

Ideal candidate:
• Google certified in one or more areas preferably Professional Cloud Architect
• Thorough understanding of the platform and infrastructure aspects of GCP and have successfully designed, delivered and deployed infrastructure into GCP production environments
• Fully understand GCP Foundations, including networking, security, compute, IAM and storage and be able to confidently discuss these with customers and develop solution designs
• Delivered GCP platform elements using DevOps tools (preferably Terraform, Jenkins and Git)
• Worked with one or more customers in the delivery of GCP and have either led or managed other engineers in delivery
• Experience delivering GCP in an agile approach using sprints, backlog items, stand ups etc. and have experience with tools such as Jira
• Understand the concept of Landing Zones and onboarding applications and services onto the core platform elements supported in this approach
• Understand the importance of security and compliance and how to build GCP elements to adhere to standards such as the CIS benchmarks
• Understand how to use services such as Cloud Operations to support GCP in Production
• Deployed or integrated best of breed third party tools into GCP
• Understand networking in GCP including VPC's, Shared VPC's, VPN's, Interconnects, peering and routing
• Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences
• Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives

Skills:
Mandatory
• Experience or at a minimum a detailed working knowledge of the following GCP Product areas: -
o Compute Engine
o Storage
o Cloud Networking
o Billing
o Load Balancing and Auto Scaling
o IAM and Cloud Identity
o Service Accounts and Organisational Policies
o GCP Security
o GCP Operations Suite
• Must be familiar with DevOps and Agile methodologies
• Must be proficient in Cloud Provisioning tools such as Terraform, Deployment Manager etc
• Must be familiar with CI/CD pipelines and tooling (Jenkins, Concourse etc)
• Must be familiar with configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef etc)
• Must be proficient with Source Code Version Control tools such as TFVC and Git
• Must be proficient with data standards like JSON and XML
• Must be proficient with development/Scripting languages such as PowerShell, Bash, Ruby, Python or Node.js

For the right candidate full training and enablement will be provided to address any gaps

Nice to Have
• Working knowledge of the following GCP Product areas·
o Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
o Anthos
o GCP Databases
o GCP Big Data
o Serverless (inc Cloud Functions)
o API Management (Apigee)
• Migration including Migrate for Compute Engine
• Application Modernisation
• Containers, Docker etc
• Microservices architectural style and design principles

Type of position: Permanent

Location: Nationwide, UK Suitable if you live in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Birmingham, Staffordshire Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh.

Salary package: Up to £100,000 + £5,000 car allowance

Benefits include: Flexible home based working, 23 days holiday, increasing by 1 day for every year worked (to an additional 25 days), Private Medical Insurance, Health Care Plan, Pension, Personal MOT Health Assessment, Dental Insurance, Critical Illness, Life Assurance, Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Accounts, Kids Pass, Additional Annual Leave Purchase, Tax Free Childcare and Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Travel Insurance, Gym Membership, Share Save, My Car, My Car Cash, Eye Care Plan and Long Service Awards.

Contact: Anne Rowan: 020 8148 3796 for a confidential discussion in the first instance.

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/92569600
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