Cloud and Engineering Practice Lead - Columbus, Houston, New York

About Us

We’re an award-winning innovative tech consultancy - a team of creative problem solvers. Since 1993 we’ve been finding better, more sustainable ways to solve complex technology problems for some of the world’s leading organizations and delivered solutions that millions of people use every day. 

In the last 30 years we won several awards, including our most recent inclusion in the Forbes World's Best Management Consulting Firms report.  

Operating from 26 locations across the world, we bring together teams of creative experts with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who enjoy working and learning in our collaborative and open culture and are committed to world-class delivery.  

We have an established presence in the United States for over ten years. With offices in New York City, Columbus, Ohio and Houston, Texas we offer a local touch with a global reach.     

We want to continue to grow and need people just like you! 

About the Role

As a Cloud and Engineering Practice Lead, you will be responsible for leading and growing our cloud and engineering practice, ensuring the delivery of high-quality solutions to our clients. You will play a critical role in driving innovation, establishing best practices and fostering a culture of continuous learning within the practice. You will engage internally and externally to create informed thought leadership to differentiate BJSS in the marketplace and will play an integral role in supporting the business development process as a subject matter expert.

We’re looking for a talented Cloud Engineering Leader who wants to:

Practice Leadership

  • Define and implement the strategic direction of the cloud engineering practice, aligning with business objectives and market trends.
  • Lead and mentor a team of analysts, architects, engineers and delivery specialists, providing guidance and support to ensure project success and professional growth.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture that promotes knowledge sharing, creativity, and excellence in delivery.

Solution Architecture

  • Collaborate with clients to understand their business needs and design scalable, resilient, and cost-effective cloud solutions.
  • Develop architecture blueprints, technical designs, and implementation roadmaps for cloud projects, considering factors such as security, performance, and compliance.

Technical Expertise

  • Stay abreast of the latest cloud technologies, tools, and best practices, and share knowledge with the team to drive innovation and efficiency.
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership and guidance, assisting with complex technical challenges and ensuring adherence to industry standards and best practices.

Client Engagement

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to clients, building strong relationships and collaborating closely to understand their needs, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Lead pre-sales activities, including solutioning, proposal development, and client presentations, to drive business growth and win new opportunities.

Team Development

  • Identify skills gaps within the team and develop training plans to enhance technical capabilities and professional development.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations, provide constructive feedback, and recognize achievements to motivate and retain top talent.

This role may involve up to 25% travel.

The base salary for this role will be between $175,000 -$200,000 per annum plus bonus.

For this role, we will consider candidates based in New York, Ohio and Texas, as well as other locations: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

About You

You’ll bring extensive cloud architecture and software engineering experience gained through a combination of industry and consulting roles. You will be comfortable developing and strengthening peer-to-peer level relationships at all levels with our clients.

Ideally, you will have as much of the following experience as possible:

  • Experience in consulting leadership positions leading and solutioning, selling and supporting delivery teams efforts for cloud and engineering solutions.
  • Extensive experience in cloud engineering, with a proven track record of designing and implementing complex cloud solutions.
  • Hands-on experience with leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, or Google Cloud Professional Architect preferred.

Some of the Perks

  • 20 days paid vacation per year and 12 BJSS holidays.
  • 5 paid sick days.
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans employer funded 80%.
  • 4 x salary Life and AD&D.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • 401K plan (BJSS will contribute 3% of salary into your 401K).
  • An industry-leading referral scheme, with no limits on the number of referrals.
  • Our roles are not fully remote as we take pride in the tight knit communities we have created at our local offices. But we offer plenty of flexibility and you can split your time between the office, client site and WFH.
  • Training opportunities and incentives – we support professional certifications across engineering and non-engineering roles, including unlimited access to O’Reilly.
  • You will become part of a squad with people from different areas within the business who will help you grow at BJSS.
  • A collaborative and inspiring environment working alongside some of the best tech people in the industry.
  • We partner with Lifeworks to offer wellbeing support to our employees.

Working Restrictions

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

BJSS will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Client Engagement Cloud Engineering Leadership Solution Architecture Team Development

  • Collaborate with clients
  • Define strategic direction
  • Identify skills gaps
  • Lead and mentor team
  • Serve as advisor
  • Stay updated on cloud tech

Up to 25% travel


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9