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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.

  • 10 years of experience as an enterprise architect in either a cloud computing environment or equivalent experience in a customer-facing role.

  • Experience in cloud computing, and cloud market and competitive dynamics.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with structured Enterprise Architecture practices, hybrid cloud deployments, and on-premise-to-cloud migration deployments/roadmaps.

  • Experience in enterprise technology buying and evaluation processes.

  • Experience in building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed global cloud-based systems, with experience in network infrastructure, security, and application development.

  • Understanding of large-scale computing solutions.

  • Knowledge of technology solutions and ability to learn, understand, and work quickly with new emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the Cloud/IT technology space.

  • Ability to deliver results, work cross-functionally, engage/influence audiences, and identify expansion engagements.

About the job

The Google Cloud Platform team helps customers transform 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. 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. As part of an entrepreneurial team in this rapidly growing business, you will play a key role in understanding the needs of our customers and help shape the future of businesses of all sizes use technology to connect with customers, employees and partners.

As a Principal Architect, you will lead cross-functional teams of experts to help customers design, plan, implement, and govern enterprise cloud strategies. You'll facilitate the conversation and direct the execution of the Business Development team by combining both technical and business insight. You will partner heavily with Value Engineering to articulate the true total value of each technical solution and the overall business partnership with Google Cloud.

Google Cloud accelerates organizations’ ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.

Responsibilities

  • Build a relationship with strategic accounts and engage with Architects and C-level stakeholders.

  • Provide domain expertise around public cloud and enterprise technology, and effectively promote Google Cloud with customers, at conferences, and online.

  • Make recommendations to successfully implement a complete solution providing best practice advice to customers to optimize Google Cloud effectiveness.

  • Manage the enterprise architecture relationship with customers by collaborating with specialists, product management, engineering, and more.

  • Identify customer priorities and technical objections, and design strategies to deliver business value and resolve blockers.

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