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Google Cloud Partner Architect

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Manchester

Department: Sales & Partnerships

About Kin + Carta

Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join 2,000 curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernise their systems, enable their teams, and optimise for continued growth. 

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. With additional offices in South America, there is a place for you here wherever you’re based.

The role in a nutshell:

We are looking for a technology-driven and detail-oriented Google Cloud Partner Architect to join our Partnerships team and help accelerate Kin + Carta’s rapid growth. You’ll be joining an arm of our thought leaders and consultants focused on expanding our partnership relationships with Google Cloud. You will operate in a fast-paced environment on a small, nimble team. Translation: you have an opportunity to make a big impact on Kin + Carta and your career. In this role, you’ll support critical partnership management, expansion of our GCP footprint and drive new innovative work across our capabilities.

What you'll be doing:

  • Providing pre-sales technical support for Google Cloud opportunities by lending subject matter expertise and leading scoping activities, workshops, architecture creation, and consumption estimates
  • Building relationships with Google Cloud’s customer engineers and customer engineering leadership 
  • Working with service line leadership and partner manager to build differentiated offerings/ solutions in areas including data, AI/ML and cloud modernisation
  • Evangelize GCP with Kin + Carta’s engineering consultants, providing support with training & development and certifications
  • Provide technical oversight and support to Kin + Carta consultants on GCP projects, as needed
  • Create marketing content via blogs, one pagers, and/or speaking engagements to raise Kin + Carta’s presence in the market as a thought leader on the GCP platform
  • Create reference architecture, documentation, and best practice guides that can be leveraged across client projects
  • Be a GCP SME– you should have a deep understanding of IaaS and PaaS services offered on cloud platforms and understand how to use them together to build complex solutions
  • Familiar with managed services, acting as a consultant to our team and expert SME escalation point if required

The type of person we'd love to meet:

We want all new hires to succeed in their roles at Kin + Carta. That's why we've outlined the job requirements below. To be considered for this role, it's important that you meet all Minimum Qualifications. If you do not meet all of the Preferred Qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years cloud architecture & general technology experience
  • 2+ years of Google Cloud experience required 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with in-depth hands-on work experience with large-scale implementations of Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience with migrations from on-prem DCs to cloud, 6R analysis, distributed computing, cloud security, IaaS & PaaS architectures, knowledge of big data/analytics, CI/CD, DevOps, SRE and networking concepts
  • Experience helping development teams build and deploy microservices-based applications in the public cloud. Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and other Container Orchestration and API exposure platforms
  • Ability to work independently and make recommendations and decisions autonomously
  • Understanding and passion for human-centered design and the agile software development lifecycle including Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment tools and processes
  • Extroverted and empathetic that thrives in fast-paced environments and has a passion for emerging technologies that meet business outcomes
  • Google certifications highly preferred: Google Professional Cloud Architect, Data Engineer, Cloud Developer
  • Willingness to travel to a client site where needed


Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning £1,000 annual learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.