Cloud Consulting Architect

United Kingdom - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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The Professional Services Practice Delivery Team is responsible for providing industry leading services to some of Rackspace’s largest and most strategic customers. These customers have large, complex IT estates and have an exceptionally high expectation for the level of service provided by Rackspace. The management of these customer environments are complex from a technical and stakeholder perspective. This role supports a new combined service, Elastic Engineering Plus (EE+) which delivers a DevOps Native experience to customers. As a Cloud Architect, you will be engaging with customers and the wider Rackspace organization to advise, develop and deliver innovative solutions leveraging a wide range of public cloud services. The primary focus will be on helping customers to re-think their technical platforms and application landscapes and drive adoption of cloud-native technologies and innovation. We deliver a wide range of technical solutions to our customers and are primarily involved in supporting cloud-native solutions on platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform and Amazon Web Services, using a wide range of modern technologies.  This role is particularly well suited to a self-starting and experienced Architect with a deep understanding of cloud technologies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with customers and the wider Rackspace organizations on re-thinking and re-designing IT landscapes using cloud-native technologies
  • Design and deliver innovative Proof of Concepts for customers
  • Provide guidance to customers on their cloud journeys and establish a long-term trusted advisor role
  • Establish best-practices resulting in standardized engagement models and repeatable ways-of-working
  • Mentor and train other architects within the wider Rackspace Solutions Architecture community on modern cloud-native software patterns
  • Must have client-facing consultancy experience within large enterprises, but happy to deliver to SMBs
  • You have an articulate opinion on the advantages of using public cloud platforms from a business perspective
  • You can identify and plan to resolve the challenges, both technical and organizational, facing organizations who are moving their applications to the cloud
  • Certified as a professional architect on at least one of the major public cloud platforms

Person Specification

  • Proven track record in designing and delivering innovative technology solutions built on the cloud.
  • A minimum of 3 year's-experience with GCP is desireable.
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing cloud-native systems and/or rebuilding an existing system on the cloud is required. 
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience of industry best practices and how to apply them to company policies and procedures and customer requirements. The ability to communicate technical information and complex technical issues to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent networking skills, with a proven ability to navigate organizations and build strong relationships with C level leaders.
  • Aptitude for resolving a variety of issues efficiently and effectively – with the authority to create solutions and the desire to take on responsibility.
  • Highest level of communication, organization, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Excellent ability to prioritise a highly varied workload.
  • Solid understanding of industry standard delivery methodologies such as ITIL, DevOps, Kanban
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About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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