Principal Engineer

New York, New York /
Qarik – Engineering /
Full-time (Remote)
/ Remote
Qarik Overview

Co-Founded by Google Cloud Engineering leaders and backed by Peak 6 Investments, Qarik (pronounced “KAR-ik,” meaning “rock” in Gaelic) is an IT Solutions company with a focus on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) strategy and implementation.  We’ve grown to over 100 employees in less than three years and continue to attract brand name (F1000) clients.

We strive to work “with” our clients. We embrace agile instead of deliverables and milestones - establish a vision, create a theme-based roadmap and execute. We work in the trenches with our clients to learn from each other's experiences and capabilities.  

We’re an enabler (in a good way). Unlike the traditional IT Solutions model, where consultants can remain long beyond project completion, we enter our engagements with the end in mind. Core to our ethos is the ability to solve complex problems and teach clients to do the same.

Overview of the Role

A Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect provides thought-leadership on how to architect and implement cloud foundations for large scale enterprises for multiple mission critical applications. 

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 you will love it here at Qarik.

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: open to any location as long as you have a great internet connection and are willing to overlap US east coast morning.
    • New York City Pay Range Information: $200,000-$300,000, plus may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. Actual compensation within the range will be dependent upon individual skills, experience, qualifications, and applicable laws.
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