Senior Consulting Cloud Architect

Germany - Remote /
Public Cloud - Offerings and Delivery – Cloud Infra Services /
Full - Time
/ Remote
Rackspace Technology is a leading provider of expertise and managed services across all the major public and private cloud technologies. We’ve evolved Fanatical Support to encompass the entire customer journey — providing Fanatical Experience™ from first consultation to daily operations. Our passionate experts combine the power of proactive, always-on service and expertise with best-in-class tools and automation to deliver technology when and how our customers need it.

The Rackspace Consulting Architecture team provides guidance, advice and best-practice to customers in their digital transformations. We develop future-proof technical solutions for complex business problems. We architect for innovation.
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.

This role is aligned to our largest German enterprise customer; as a 'Lead Architect' (Senior Consulting Cloud Architect) you will be instrumental in supporting account growth as well as technical project delivery, leading multi-functional teams while defining the long-term strategy.

German language skills are essential.

Primary Objectives

    • Work with customers and the wider Rackspace organizations on re-thinking and re-designing IT landscapes using cloud-native technologies
    • Design and deliver innovative Proof of Concepts for customers
    • Provide guidance to customers on their cloud journeys and establish a long-term trusted advisor role
    • Deliver high-quality work to customers as part of consulting engagements that can be delivered through workshops, presentations or architecture designs
    • Drive the engagements with customers from the architectural pillar, from design to delivery
    • Work in close collaboration with other architects, technical consultants and professional services teams within Rackspace and customer’s teams
    • Mentor and train junior architects within the wider Rackspace Architecture community on modern cloud-native software patterns
    • Help identify, nurture and onboard (internal/external) talent to build out high-performing Technical Delivery teams, supporting ongoing practice growth.
    • Contribute to Presales efforts, RFI/RFP's, etc, and nurture account development opportunities.

Person Specification

    • The ideal candidate has a proven track record in designing and delivering innovative technology solutions built on the cloud.
    • As a senior architect, the person should be comfortable engaging at all levels of the customer’s business, from working with senior/C-level leadership to guiding IT specialists and developers on building solutions.
    • Extensive experience of creating Public Cloud platforms (AWS preferred, due to current demand).
    • Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing cloud-native systems and/or rebuilding an existing system on the cloud is required.
    • Must have the ability to lead architectural engagements, either directly or as part of a larger programme of work and take ownership for the successful delivery of customer value within budget, time and scope.
    • Acting as a thought-leader, the right candidate is able to concisely and articulately present to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • You have specialist and demonstrable knowledge in Cloud Platform Architecture or Cloud-native Application Architecture
    • You have an articulate opinion on the advantages of using public cloud platforms from a business perspective
    • You can identify and plan to resolve the challenges, both technical and organizational, facing Enterprise and SMB organizations who are moving their applications to the cloud
    • Expert level Project Management experience and exposure.
    • Certified as a professional architect on at least one of the major public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) and/or as an enterprise architect

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.