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Advanced Cloud Assessment Architect

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Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M6K 3E8

Company: Softchoice

Why you’ll love Softchoice: 
We are a technology company that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be productive, creative and happier at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology portfolio. By doing these things, we create success faster and in circumstances otherwise not possible. 
We stand proudly for our people and support their success through career development and advancement. We are recognized and respected for our culture of inclusion and belonging, continuously striving to do what’s good for our people and communities. 


The impact you will have: 


The Advanced Cloud Assessment Architect (ACAA) is a critical role within the company. You will be a deep technical specialist possessing the ability to discover, assess and document business requirements and technical solutions in multiple disciplines.  You will be required to utilize cloud assessment tools and methodologies to map the client needs to Google Cloud technologies and services.  You will provide innovative answers to our clients most pressing needs, and influence delivery capability. You will be the face of Softchoice early in the sales and cloud adoption journey to our biggest Google Cloud clients, and you will advise clients on how to achieve their desired outcomes.


For these projects, you will work with our clients in pre-sales ensure we are meeting their current and future requirements. You will possess the business acumen to help clients understand how our technical solutions will enable their businesses to grow and become more efficient. You will have responsibilities for the deployment and use of data collection tools to analyze our clients’ current state infrastructure and application environments including on premise, hosted or public cloud.  Additionally, you will have primary responsibility for advising our presales Solutions Architects on how best to scope outcomes of the advisory services you provide to clients you engage with.


What you’ll do:  


  • Advanced Customer Cloud Assessments:
    • Lead efforts to perform assessments for customers that are in need of guidance on their future use plans for Google Cloud services.
    • Assist in qualifying details for scoping of complex engagements that may span multiple disciplines
    • Oversight and QA role on SOWs and client facing documentation for accuracy of information and outcomes as related to assessments and engagements you have performed with clients
    • Will work in concert with program/project manager(s) attached to the client to inform scope and estimates
    • Will work in conjunction with System Engineers and Project Managers to provide knowledge transfer to enable them to perform assessment recommendations and technical deployments


  • Quality and Capability: Drive results
    • Develop and adapt vendor provided assessment methods, tools and assets to Softchoice aligned outcomes
    • Identify opportunities to increase delivery quality of assessed outcomes and recommendations
    • Lead initiatives to continually align advanced presales assessments and consultations to Google Cloud services


  • Business Development: Presales Meetings, SOW peer review:
    • QA role/Peer review may extend Statements of Work related to clients where you performed assessments and resulting consultations that lead to the creation of the services opportunity
    • Will work in conjunction with partners and client to ensure that technical solution architecture reflects business goals and can address business challenges


  • Business Alignment: 
    • Collaborate with Cloud Transformation Team, and advanced cloud services delivery team as well as the Cloud Migration Services Team and the Professional Services Team to share knowledge gained as a result of your activities in role
    • Actively contribute to Practices through work on special projects to develop new solutions, cross-practice offerings and delivery standards
    • Achieve external certifications in core field of expertise inclusive of Google Professional Architect certification


What you’ll bring to the table: 


  • Travel up to 10% to multiple offices
  • Potential after-hours work
  • Maintain Google Certifications relevant to the role requirements
  • High to expert level skill and experience in one or more of the following technologies:
    • Google Cloud – Primary role focus
    • Additional cloud experience rewarded:
      • AWS
      • Azure
    • Assessment and analysis tools
    • Power-BI or data analytics background
  • 7 years’ experience in a professional services capacity, consulting capacity, assessments or cloud or cloud adjacent technology equivalents
  • Must be able to communicate well in both verbal and written methods. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate creation of presentations that are acceptable for C-Level audiences at our clients.


Why people love working here:

  • Softchoice has been recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 15 consecutive years. 
  • Softchoice has been certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States for several years. 
  • We offer meaningful work that drives professional development. 
  • Our team members have 2 paid volunteer days per year to give back to a cause of their choice. 
  • We offer an opportunity to build a career in the technology industry. 
  • We have raised over $3 Million through our team member run charity Softchoice Cares. 

Inclusion & Equal opportunity employment: 
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion & belonging. Individuals seeking employment at Softchoice are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. 
Require an accommodation? We are ready to help: 
We are proud to provide interview & employment accommodation during the recruitment and hiring process. If you require any accommodation to apply or interview for a position, please reach out directly to asktalentacquisition@softchoice.com. We are committed to work with you to best meet your needs. 


Our commitment to your experience: 


We are committed to the safety of all candidates and team members. With that in mind, we have implemented virtual interviewing for everyone. We understand that you may need to interview with distractions around you (such as children or furry friends) and we will most likely be doing the same. 


Before you start with us, we will conduct a criminal record check, verify your education and check your references.: 


When you join Softchoice, we will onboard you remotely. Don’t worry. It’s quick, simple and you’ll be connected with your new team in no time.