Job Description :
Google Cloud Platform/GCP Architect with Kubernetes
Location: New York (Remote till Covid-19)
Duration: Long Term
Project Overview: Large Telecommunications Company
Job Summary:

*Must have Kubernetes and GCP experience for this role.

Experience in cloud computing (e.g., applications, infrastructure, storage, platforms, data), as well as cloud market and competitive dynamics.
3 years of experience in Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
10 years of experience as an enterprise architect in either a cloud computing environment or equivalent experience in a customer-facing role.
Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed global cloud-based systems.
Experience in network infrastructure, security, data, or application development.
Experience with structured Enterprise Architecture practices, hybrid cloud deployments, and on-premise-to-cloud migration deployments and roadmaps.
Knowledge of technology solutions and the ability to learn and work with emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the Cloud/IT technology space.
Understanding of large-scale computing solutions and the enterprise technology buying and evaluation process.
Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries, build relationships, and achieve broader organizational goals.
Ability to deliver results and work cross-functionally. Ability to engage/influence audiences and identify expansion engagements.

The client site is located in Basking Ridge, NJ and there is a site in Irving, Texas. Would be good to find people near those locations if possible, but the hiring manager is open to anyone in NA as long as they can work East Coast hours.

This is listed as a Senior Associate level role but can go up to Senior Manager depending on the candidate.

Other Context:

I heard back from the team and we are still on the lookout for a GCP Architect. This is a TOP priority role and the need is ASAP. So far, candidates have not have enough GCP experience needed for this role. We are really looking for a Subject Matter Expert as the team already has cloud architects on board. Below is the feedback/updated steps and questions I need to have answered by potential candidates.

Happy to talk further on the phone about this if needed. Thank you again for your time and all your help on this!


Based on the interviews we have done so far most of the Candidates are mentioning GCP in their profile in multiple projects. But after we speak to what we are finding is:
They are good in Cloud architecture concepts
But their primary expertise is AWZ / Azure
They lack GCP core concepts
Most candidates do not have continuous hands-on expertise on GCP, maybe they just did a small project or have done training.
When we probe in-depth GCP questions they are not able to answer or gives a very generic answer.

When you get a profile and talk to them initially, please check and provide the answers to these questions in your submittal:
How many years of full-time GCP Experience?
Number of Projects executed in GCP?
Any end to end project done only on GCP?
Do you have Kubernetes experience and to what extent?

Do they have GCP Certification? This is a huge plus.