GCP Cloud Engineer

As a GCP Cloud Engineer, you will provide excellent technical guidance to customers adopting Google Cloud services. This includes providing best practices on secure foundational cloud implementations, automated provisioning of infrastructure and applications, cloud-ready application architectures, migrations, and more. You will also ensure that customers have an excellent experience in migrating, building, modernizing, and maintaining applications in GCP.  This role is within the Rackspace Professional Services organization working on exciting customer-facing projects and delivering technical excellence.Rackspace provides organizations with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities, and industry solutions. We deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology to help companies operate more efficiently and adapt to changing needs, giving customers a foundation for the future.

What you will be doing

  • Collaborate with fellow Rackers and customer key stakeholders to deliver projects, such as implementing Cloud-based technical architectures, executing migrations, and optimizing applications that enable business objectives.
  • Serve as a technical advisor and perform troubleshooting to resolve technical challenges for customers.
  • Implementing automation/DevOps best practices for CI/CD, IaC, Containerization, etc
  • Create automation, whether that is building DevOps pipelines, scripting or creating Infrastructure as Code in Terraform
  • Participating in work sessions with clients  
  • Completing technical documentation


  • Experience implementing common GCP services (GCE, GKE, GCS, VPC, GCF, Cloud SQL, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable in networking and security
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Professional experience with CI/CD deployment
  • Working knowledge of Configuration Management frameworks such as Ansible or SaltStack
  • Comfortable interacting with customers and able to communicate effectively
  • Proficiency in scripting (Bash, Python, PowerShell, Go, etc)
  • Writing reusable Infrastructure-as-Code (i.e. Terraform)

Nice to Have

  • Google Associate Cloud Engineer Certification or other Google Cloud Professional level certification
  • 2+ years of experience in customer-facing software/technology or consulting
  • 2+ years of experience with “on-premises to cloud” migrations or IT transformations
  • 2+ years of experience building, and operating solutions built on GCP (ideally) or AWS/Azure
  • Technical degree: Computer Science or related
  • Experience with large scale migrations and major migration tools such as RiverMeadows, Velostrata, Zerto, etc

About Rackspace TechnologyWe 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.More on Rackspace TechnologyThough 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.

At Rackspace Technology, we accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we are uniquely positioned to close the gap between the complex reality of today and the promise of tomorrow. Passionate about customer success, we provide unbiased expertise, based on proven results, across all the leading technologies. And across every interaction worldwide, we deliver Fanatical Experience TM — the best customer service experience in the industry. Rackspace has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work.