Rackspace are the multicloud solutions experts. Consistently named a 'best place to work' year-after-year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. As a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud MSPs, we keep the customer at the heart of everything we do and our Fanatical Experience™ is renowned throughout the industry!
We are rapidly expanding our new ‘Elastic Engineering’ service; a new approach that supports cloud native evolution while breaking free from the rigid MSP models of the past. A model that’s outcome-driven and incredibly agile.
At Rackspace, Cloud Architects provide expert advice and guidance to customers in their digital transformations. We develop future-proof technical solutions for complex business problems. We architect for innovation.
We have a huge pipeline of Azure projects in the Netherlands, and this role is particularly well-suited to a self-starting, experienced and motivated consultant, who has a proven track record in designing and migrating systems to the cloud.
You will be engaging with customers and the wider Rackspace organization to advise, develop and deliver innovative solutions leveraging a wide range of public cloud services. The primary focus will be on helping customers to re-think their technical platforms and application landscapes and drive adoption of cloud-native technologies and innovation.
Job RequirementsYou’ll be a strong technical expert, with experience on complex projects from inception to delivery, to deliver automated, secure and robust cloud infrastructure solutions. Using your deep technical expertise, you will help customers optimize their workloads by providing application focused assistance to build, deploy, integrate, scale and heal using native Azure/AWS/GCP Platform and 3rd party toolchains and automation oriented agile principles.As a central point of contact, you will be leading and mentoring a team of engineers to deliver world class service to our customers.Through both hands-on and consultative approaches, you will be responsible for supporting customers with tasks including provisioning resources and modifying Cloud environments, performing upgrades, and addressing day-to-day customer issues. You’re happy to get involved in all levels of technical discussions, from architecture to hands on coding.A good grounding in infrastructure technology is highly advantageous. Leveraging personal subject matter expertise, working closely with peers, the role will be accountable for delivering engineering consulting services in a client-facing role, often on-site with customers. You’ll be the voice of Rackspace within the customer
Skills and ExperienceStrong interest in Azure IaaS & PaaS services. Proven experience of designing and supporting Azure environments, including IaaS and PaaS is beneficial.Demonstrable experience deploying enterprise workloads to AzureExperience in building cloud automation, including CD/CI pipelines using technologies equivalent to Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Docker. Experience in these specific technologies is desirable. Including building and maintaining cloud-native applications.Proficiency with PowerShell, Python, or other scripting languages.Hands-on experience with one or more configuration management systems such as Ansible, Chef, or PuppetKnowledge of at least one other cloud hosting solution in addition to Azure (e.g. Google, AWS).Experience designing and supporting enterprise core services as well as cloud deployments of these servicesExtensive knowledge of DevOps methodologies - application delivery pipeline Continuous Integration / Continuous DeploymentStrong notions of security best practices (e.g. using IAM Roles, KMS, etc.)Experience in maintaining distributed database clusters based on MSSQLExperience in Datacenter virtualizationPrevious exposure to large-scale system design.Network experience, aware of cloud network patterns such as VNet, network interconnect, subnets, peering, firewalls, etc...Experience in implementing and maintaining full stack monitoring including the capture and processing of logs and processes.Maintains an in-depth knowledge of cloud related technologies and can articulate best practice approaches and practices.Ideally have a degree in a technology field or equivalent industry experience.Strong communication skills, customer facing experience desirable.
Person SpecificationAbility to build a strong rapport with customer and internal support teams in a Managed services environment.Technical achiever with a strong work ethic, creative, collaborative, team player.Brief senior leadership and end users at varying levels of familiarity with cloud technologies, about the technology selections, best practices, and benefits.Work independently in an agile Kanban environment to complete tasks, report status, identify blockers, and pro-actively resolve issuesCommunicate clearly in written and verbal form with varying audiences of developers, BAs and other stakeholders.Ability to present architecture to clients of varying levels, from Developers, Business Analysts and Senior Client Leadership.Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and resolve complex infrastructure resource and application deployment issues. Including TS distributed systems.Self-starter, with an ability to pick up new Cloud technology and scripting technologies.Microsoft Azure Certification or relevant Cloud platform and infrastructure certification.Educated to degree level or equivalent is an advantage
About Rackspace Technology
We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.
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Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.