Google Cloud Platform Architect

| Chicago

Why Nerdery?  

Nerdery is a digital business consultancy entering one of the most exciting phases of growth in its 15-year history. We start with identifying business value and digital strategy and how that relates to the human experience of our clients customers, but then - within the same organization - we move all the way through design and engineering, enabled by a top class delivery organization. That means we can not only co-create the innovative ideas companies need in order to win in this new economy - but we can actually build them right in-house without any discontinuity whatsoever.

Why is this role important to Nerdery's work? 

This Nerd will be on the front line of communicating the importance of cloud adoption to clients and working alongside them, as well as other internal Nerds, to architect secure and elastic environments that will grow to meet the client's needs. This Nerd will shape the client’s understanding of what's possible with the cloud and implement innovative solutions on their behalf.

What will you do? 

You will interface directly with multidisciplinary client stakeholders to understand their pain points and find creative solutions for them. One day you might be building out a CI/CD pipeline, another day you might be advising on the best practices of operating a given GCP service, and yet another working alongside our Software Engineers to deploy their app into the virtual private cloud that you've built. In short, you’ll transform the way our clients see and use GCP services to meet their digital business goals. 

Who are we looking for? 

You have a strong software engineering background, but find more excitement in building and scaling systems and processes (of the technical and non-technical kind) along the lines of the DevOps and Agile mantra People > Process > Tools. You are comfortable playing the part of Subject Matter Expert in cloud, knowing that there are hundreds of cloud services and no one can actually be an expert at all of them. You know your limitations and reach out to other Nerds as needed to meet client needs. You like working collaboratively in cross-functional teams, but you could just as easily individually scope and deliver a cloud engagement within your realm of expertise.

  • 1+ year hands-on experience with GCP and 5+ years in IT or IT consulting roles
  • One or more GCP certifications or ability to pass one within first three months
  • Robust understanding of resilient, highly available application architectures on GCP
  • Experience architecting an entire cloud environment including account structure and network controls such as Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), subnets, and security groups, not just a single workload
  • Strong software engineering background with heterogeneous infrastructure automation experience
  • Experience with at least one cloud orchestration tool such as Terraform or Google Deployment Manager Templates
  • Ability to provide technical feedback and leadership to other team members
  • Client-facing presentation & problem solving skills adaptable to both technical and business audiences

Why apply?  

You love being a builder. The endless possibilities of the cloud excite you - you Nerd out about it. You want to share this enthusiasm with others, and at Nerdery this is encouraged. You have strong opinions about what DevOps or SRE mean, and here you'll get to shape the future of our cloud consulting practice to then bring those opinions to life in support of customer initiatives.

Now what? 

Once you apply, a Talent Advocate (not a robotic system) will review your application and set up initial phone conversations. 

We hope to hear from you soon!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • HTML/CSSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlexFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • CraftCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • gmailEmail

Location

Our company is located in the booming West Loop. We are close to the Blue Line Halsted stop, have nearby paid parking and also a bike room.

An Insider's view of Nerdery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I appreciate the most is the solution-focused attitude. Projects inherently have risk and problems will happen. When they do, there is no energy wasted on assigning blame. Everyone involved, from president to engineer, asks 'how can we solve this?' and 'how can we learn from it?' We solve it and move forward as a whole.

James

Ng

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to be embedded within large clients. The Nerdery is a driving force for change and it's cool to be at the forefront of that. We're responsible for bringing a client's code and development practices up to date with modern standards. It's not always fast or easy, but is rewarding.

Zelda

Hessler

How does the company support your career growth?

I've been able to stretch my learning muscles on a variety of interesting projects centered around my discipline. The folks on other teams are also excited to talk to about the work that they are doing. Personal growth appears in many forms. Continued success through specialized focus and discussions of polyglot natures are both supported here.

Tyler

Keating

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I feel that my job is to hire really talented people and then get the heck out of their way. At The Nerdery we are always encouraging our teams to build on their curiosity through office projects, meetups, training and more. My role in this is to be the advocate for our Nerds in supporting this growth.

Gregg Walrod

Head of Engineering

What are Nerdery Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We encourage our team to be Nerds. On top of all the things listed above we have over 300 clubs including board games, Magic, beer and more. We have a softball team and a hockey team, themed conference rooms, and Lego building. We host multiple Meetups and two of our own events, Nerd Therapy and Nerd Interface. We have weekly gatherings we call Bottlecap where we celebrate cool work at the end of the week and get updates. Plus, special events to encourage Nerd gatherings and bringing in your kids aka Kidzcap.

We feel we are one big family and encourage every Nerd to come as who their are and put their dent on Nerd culture.

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