Google Solutions Architect, Networking and Security, Google Cloud in Boulder, Colorado

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Sunnyvale, CA, USA; Seattle, WA, USA; Kirkland, WA, USA; Portland, OR, USA; Boulder, CO, USA

As a Solutions Architect with a core focus on Networking and Security, your expertise will help customers to build their Google Cloud environments with the most optimized and secure network and infrastructure configurations. Customers will rely on your knowledge of networking protocols, load balancing techniques, hybrid-cloud connectivity patterns, CDN and DNS configurations to plan out, secure and scale their architectures.

A core responsibility is to work with our customers and Engineering teams to produce secure and scalable technical solutions and distribute them via different channels, including technical white papers, open-source repositories, webinars, videos, blogs, and live presentations. Your passion for technology, learning, and solving problems, along with your enthusiasm for working with customers will empower a diverse audience of decision makers to embrace the Google Cloud to build what’s next for their businesses.

As a member of this dynamic, exciting team, you will use your expertise in cloud technology to communicate directly with businesses of all types to help them seamlessly adopt Google products and solutions wherever they are on their cloud journey. You'll continuously explore and experiment with our advanced suite of products, partner tools, and third party applications to build and deploy cloud solutions that address customer use cases, all the while sharing valuable feedback with our product teams as you develop complex architectures, standard methodologies, and key strategies.

Google Cloud helps millions of employees and organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their business — all with technology built in the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. And our teams are dedicated to helping our customers — developers, small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies — see the benefits of our technology come to life.

Responsibilities
  • Facilitate deep technical discussions with customers, partners, and Googlers. Provide customer and market feedback to product and engineering teams to help define product direction.
  • Provide domain expertise around public cloud and enterprise technology, and effectively promote Google Cloud with customers, at conferences, and online.
  • Support Account Managers and Sales Engineering teams as needed through all phases of new customer engagement.
  • Create and deliver best practice recommendations, tutorials, blog posts, sample code, and presentations adapted to technical, business, and executive partners.
  • Travel regularly (up to 30%, although we also frequently use video conferencing) in-region for meetings, technical reviews, and onsite delivery activities.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of hands-on experience with cloud computing, including infrastructure, storage, platforms and data management or experience with traditional enterprise data-center technologies, including relational databases, storage appliances, virtual machines, and private networks.
  • Experience working with industry analysis and enterprise technology sales.
  • Experience producing technical assets or writing technical documentation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years of direct experience working with a variety of enterprise and cloud technology systems, designing solutions, or developing business applications.
  • Experience in the business technology market, and expertise working closely with sales and marketing teams in cloud computing or related technical fields.
  • Understanding of the current state of infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL, security, networking, and cloud-based delivery models.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to a broad range of audiences.

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