Cloud Architect - GCP

IT - Application & Software Development
Toronto, ON
Contract to Perm
Oct 16, 2019

Duration: 3 months to start, with probability of flipping to permanent


Must have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent industry experience
  • 8+ years of progressive experience within Information Technology
  • 2+ years of proven GCP experience
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Google Cloud Platform, along with hands on experience and a deep understanding of GCP Services and Cloud Native Tools
    • History of successful implementation of complex Google or hybrid cloud architecture solutions
    • Expert knowledge in private, public and hybrid cloud architecture, networking, workload types, migration patterns and tools
  • Deep understanding of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with hands-on ability to implement best practices or suggest improvements
  • Hands on Java development experience designing and coding enterprise applications, including the ability to test coding, find errors, and make corrections to provide quality code
  • Experience with microservices architecture (Anthos, Istio)
  • Hands on expertise building and integrating API’s
  • Strong deployment experience using Docker along with good knowledge of Kubernetes and other cloud based / open source technologies
  • Deep understanding of Identity and Access Management, along with general Security concepts
  • Hands on experience with the following GCP services:
  • BigTable, DataFlow, Dataproc, Composer, Functions, Pub/Sub
  • Google certifications are an additional advantage
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services
  • Scala development experience
  • Strong understanding or a keen interest in Machine Learning
  • Familiarity with classic on-prem Hadoop model (preferably Cloudera flavour)
  • Familiarity with the following GCP services:
    • Dataprep, BigQuery, Cloud Data Studio, Datalab, Looker


Our client is located Uptown, seconds from the subway line.  They are a global information solutions company that leverages data, analytics, and technology to transform knowledge into insights in order to make informed decisions. 



  • The selected candidate will be working alongside other teams to build out new, and to integrate newly delivered components
  • Optimize and design cloud-based strategies for a cost-effective delivery of reliable and scalable systems
  • Assess cloud maturity, review existing GCP implementations, identify gaps and suggest improvements
  • Contribute to creating a unified strategy for GCP transformation governance, automation, security, implementation and operations
  • Design GCP architecture to enable cloud migration programs, analyze existing application and IT services portfolios, develop assets migration, transformation and automation approach, craft implementation roadmaps
  • Help lead through the day-to-day technical and organizational challenges of Cloud and DevOps transformation
  • Create thought leadership on Google solutions and hybrid clouds
  • Orchestrate cloud-based services via modern DevOps frameworks
  • Build and maintain GCP data processing workflows, incorporating cloud-native tools for scheduling, monitoring and resource management

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