Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Architect at Nerdery

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Why Nerdery?  

Nerdery is a digital business consultancy entering one of the most exciting phases of growth in its 15-year history. We start with identifying business value and digital strategy and how that relates to the human experience of our clients customers, but then - within the same organization - we move all the way through design and engineering, enabled by a top class delivery organization. That means we can not only co-create the innovative ideas companies need in order to win in this new economy - but we can actually build them right in-house without any discontinuity whatsoever.

Why is this role important to Nerdery's work? 

This Nerd will be on the front line of communicating the importance of cloud adoption to clients and working alongside them, as well as other internal Nerds, to architect secure and elastic environments that will grow to meet the client's needs. This Nerd will shape the client’s understanding of what's possible with the cloud and implement innovative solutions on their behalf.

What will you do? 

cWho are we looking for? 

You have a strong software engineering background, but find more excitement in building and scaling systems and processes (of the technical and non-technical kind) along the lines of the DevOps and Agile mantra People > Process > Tools. You are comfortable playing the part of Subject Matter Expert in cloud, knowing that there are hundreds of cloud services and no one can actually be an expert at all of them. You know your limitations and reach out to other Nerds as needed to meet client needs. You like working collaboratively in cross-functional teams, but you could just as easily individually scope and deliver a cloud engagement within your realm of expertise.

  • 1+ year hands-on experience with GCP and 5+ years in IT or IT consulting roles
  • One or more GCP certifications or ability to pass one within first three months
  • Robust understanding of resilient, highly available application architectures on GCP
  • Experience architecting an entire cloud environment including account structure and network controls such as Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), subnets, and security groups, not just a single workload
  • Strong software engineering background with heterogeneous infrastructure automation experience
  • Experience with at least one cloud orchestration tool such as Terraform or Google Deployment Manager Templates
  • Ability to provide technical feedback and leadership to other team members
  • Client-facing presentation & problem solving skills adaptable to both technical and business audiences

Why apply?  

You love being a builder. The endless possibilities of the cloud excite you - you Nerd out about it. You want to share this enthusiasm with others, and at Nerdery this is encouraged. You have strong opinions about what DevOps or SRE mean, and here you'll get to shape the future of our cloud consulting practice to then bring those opinions to life in support of customer initiatives.

Now what? 

Once you apply a Talent Advocate (not a robotic system) will review your application and if you're a solid fit, we will set up initial phone conversations. 

We hope to hear from you soon!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • HTML/CSSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlexFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Adobe XDDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • MiroManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • CraftCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • gmailEmail

Location

Our company is located in the booming West Loop. We are close to the Blue Line Halsted stop, have nearby paid parking, and a bike room.

An Insider's view of Nerdery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I appreciate the most is the solution-focused attitude. Projects inherently have risk and problems will happen. When they do, there is no energy wasted on assigning blame. Everyone involved, from president to engineer, asks 'how can we solve this?' and 'how can we learn from it?' We solve it and move forward as a whole.

James

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

All efforts are collaborative and the project is a partnership between Nerdery and the stakeholders. It's invigorating to see how committed everyone on my team is to the success of the project. The people here approach problems with a contagious enthusiasm every time I hop off a call, I'm pumped to tackle whatever challenge is on my plate.

Qymana

Software Engineer (PHP // Drupal)

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, listening, & communicating your ideas.
-Passion because we work with people who want projects & clients to succeed & push boundaries towards greatness.
-Listening because it allows us to engage & learn from others.
-Communicating your ideas because collaboration is what allows us to solve problems & add value to our projects & one another.

Joy

Senior User Experience Designer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I feel that my job is to hire really talented people and then get the heck out of their way. At The Nerdery we are always encouraging our teams to build on their curiosity through office projects, meetups, training and more. My role in this is to be the advocate for our Nerds in supporting this growth.

Gregg Walrod

Head of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Nerdery is that as we invent a future that works better for all, we are also building the capabilities of our Nerds and that we deliver exceptional client value. I want to be a company that produces results that much larger companies would envy.

Joe

Chief Technology Officer

What are Nerdery Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Short term disability coverage is paid at 100% of an employee's salary.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Nerdery provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We encourage our team to celebrate their inner Nerd, come as they are and bring their own uniqueness to contribute to Nerdery culture. On top of what is listed above, Nerdery sports a hockey team, hosts a Magic: The Gathering tournament, and supplies board games and Legos among other fun activities. As part of the Chicago technology community, Nerdery hosts meetups in our large gathering space, Town Square, as well as Nerd Therapy sessions where we invite guests to hear from a panel of experts on tech-related topics, network, and more. Each Friday we reflect on the week and celebrate accomplishments at our team “Bottlecap” events.

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