Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience as an enterprise architect in either a cloud computing environment or a customer-facing role.
  • 5 years of experience in the Retail industry.
  • Experience in cloud computing (e.g., applications, infrastructure, storage, platforms, data), cloud market, and competitive dynamics.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with structured Enterprise Architecture practices, hybrid cloud deployments, and on-premise-to-cloud migration deployments and roadmaps.
  • Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed global cloud-based systems.
  • Experience in network infrastructure, security, and application development.
  • Knowledge of the enterprise technology buying and evaluation process and of large scale computing solutions.
  • Knowledge of technology solutions with the ability to learn and work quickly with emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions.
  • Ability to deliver results and work cross-functionally to develop solutions involving multiple business areas.

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 the conversation and direct the execution of the business team by combining both technical vision and business insight. You will partner with Value Engineering in order 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 trusted advisory relationship with the retail industry and engage with Architects and C-level and identify customer priorities, technical objections, and design strategies encompassing the entire Google ecosystem to deliver business value and resolve blockers.
  • Provide domain expertise around public cloud and enterprise technology, and effectively promote Google Cloud with customers, at conferences and online.
  • Make recommendations on integration strategies, enterprise architectures, platforms, and application infrastructure required to successfully implement a complete solution providing best practice advice to customers to optimize Google Cloud effectiveness.
  • Manage the holistic enterprise architecture relationship with customers by collaborating with specialists, product management, engineering, and more.