Senior Cloud Architect

Engineering · New York, New York
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Qarik Overview 

Qarik Group, LLC is a technology consulting firm focused on combining senior-level expertise and experience to help our clients go further and faster, solving big business problems.

We have a saying at Qarik that sums up our culture: ‘Greatness grows greatness.’ It reflects how we support each other by sharing expertise, experience and opportunity. One person’s insight smooths the way for another to succeed. And it’s not just about supporting each other. It’s as much about how we help our client’s businesses thrive. By using what we collectively know and mashing ideas together, breathtaking things happen. Not least of which is how your career’s journey can go further and faster than you ever imagined possible. So, if you have greatness to give, we've got the perfect place to help it grow.

About Our Clients

We never work "for" only with our clients. This means we DO NOT stipulate specific deliverables and milestones, but instead embrace an agile mindset - establish a vision, create theme based roadmap and then execute. We work in the trenches with client's engineers to help them learn from each other's experiences and capabilities.

We have deep connectivity with Google and some of our clients are some of Google’s largest / most strategic consumers of Google Cloud. As such, we get to work working closely with both our clients and Google to ensure all organizations are working towards a common goal.

We check badges and egos at the door and bring incredible engineers together to achieve great outcomes. This allows people to bring their whole person to contribute to, and be part of the team. You should never feel like you have to be somebody else.

We freely admit we don't know all the answers (or probably even most of them.) We pick a hypothesis, test it and pivot as needed -- in full transparency with the client.

Overview of the Role

A Senior Cloud Architect provides thought-leadership on how to architect and implement cloud for mission critical, large scale application(s). 

Our client's are betting their business on their move to Google Cloud. There is no backup plan or hedging bets. They will look to you, as a thought leader in the industry to lead them on that journey. You will work with a lot of people to understand their needs and help formulate an approach, then help drive implementation of this approach. This will span networking, security, databases, data storage, HA, DR, etc.

If you are passionate about leveraging cloud native services to provide a competitive advantage instead of "just setting up the plumbing" then we have some projects you will LOVE.

We are not in the business of conducting science experiments. Our projects involve migrating our clients core, high-throughput revenue producing systems to the cloud. Oftentimes doing so requires robust and thoughtful experimentation to ensure scalability and performance.

We find that engineers or developers that turn architects are the most successful in this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver thought leadership, architecture design and implementations on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Guide and influence technical and commercial Director/VP stakeholder relationships.
  • Help create the internal cloud roadmap, including grooming backlog based on your experience and knowledge of what it takes to move large organizations.
  • Lead and participate in the hands-on technical delivery of projects.
  • Ensure clear communications and architectures that allow cloud engineers to understand the objectives and work needed to get to done.
  • Coach and mentor cloud engineers on how to leverage Google Cloud for its strengths and avoid treating it as just another datacenter.
  • Provide guidance on best ways to achieve 100% automation.
  • Drive adoption of SRE and blameless post mortem.
  • Partner with Google Cloud engineers and Google Cloud product managers to help make Google cloud better.

Ideal Attributes

  • Engineering mindset/developer background
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Strong ethics
  • Highly organized and industrious
  • Focused and motivated
  • Curious - always learning both technology and frameworks to get better
  • Passionate
  • Strong technical aptitude

Other Relevant Details

  • Desired Locations: Texas, Belfast, UK, New York, or Chicago but open to any location as long as you have a great internet connection and are willing to overlap US east coast morning.
  • Sadly the latency from Mars is too great, so we have a preference for people on Earth.

Qarik offers a competitive and comprehensive employee compensation and benefits package.

Qarik is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For further information please contact our

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