Google Cloud Platform - Practice Lead

Job Location US-VA-McLean
Posted Date 7 months ago(11/25/2019 4:11 PM)
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Steampunk is seeking a Google Cloud Practice Lead to drive and support delivery of GCP-focused work to the Federal market. The GCP Lead will report to the Chief Technology Officer and will be responsible for designing and delivering innovative solutions on the GCP platform, leading a team of GCP/Cloud-focused professionals, and supporting the pursuit of new Cloud-focused business.


  • Serves as a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Practice Lead in one or more of Steampunk’s lines of business
  • Supports defining, enhancing, evolving and demonstrating Steampunk’s point of view and delivery approach of GCP to the Federal market
  • Supports Steampunk strategic business opportunities through technical contribution to sales and business development opportunities
  • Fosters and promotes innovative thinking related to the use of GCP and related technologies across the client projects
  • Serves as a GCP technology lead, serving as a thought leader and technology expert to clients and internal teams
  • Builds and maintains client relationships, developing a strategic vision for clients and internal teams
  • Handles challenging client situations and offers technical and business guidance & direction to client executives
  • Manages staff and monitors performance and training needs to create skills expansion and career advancement opportunities
  • Interface with Operations Directors, Program Managers and technical staff to develop, architect, and deliver world-class solutions
  • Implements enterprise Cloud architecture to ensure performance, maintainability, and application integration with external systems
  • Works with clients’ enterprise architecture teams to define technical architecture and security guidelines for Google Cloud-based systems


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A minimum of six years of experience with large scale Cloud-based architecture solutions; U.S. Federal government consulting experience preferred
  • 5+ years of industry experience as a developer or architect
  • Professional Google Cloud Platform Architect certification (current) is required
  • Understanding of key Cloud-based architectural concepts (PaaS, IaaS, Data services, managed services, and how they influence design and implementation)
  • Technical Architect experience on implementation projects
  • Deployment knowledge and experience with GCP, GCP Security, Google Compute services, Google Data services, Google Networking services, Google Stackdriver, GCP Tools.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Additional Professional Google Cloud-related certifications
  • Experience with various capabilities offered by the GCP platform including Kubernetes, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence

About steampunk

Design. Disrupt. Repeat.

Be the agent of change, leading a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence. Steampunk is looking for an experienced Google Cloud Platform Architect with an appetite for building and leading a practice of Cloud practitioners, delivering innovative, exciting solutions to clients and taking on new challenges.


Who We Are

Steampunk is the explosive collision of human-centered design and traditional government contracting. An employee-owned company with a startup mindset and time-tested approaches tailored for the federal government, we’re passionate about creating solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable, and most importantly, that meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.

At Steampunk, we believe in disrupting the status quo and setting the pace in the ecosystem of government contractors, while repurposing tried-and-true methodologies. We believe in empowering our people to find creative solutions to intractable problems. We believe the best environment in which to grow and thrive is outside our comfort zone.


We also believe effective teams are powered by diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. To that end, Steampunk is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status, amongst our ranks.  Additionally, we participate in the E-Verify program.


Why Steampunk?

Our people are the very core of what we do; their expertise and hunger for new and exciting challenges fuel our relentless pursuit of mission success. As part of our team of “Punks,” you’ll test the status quo, explore new boundaries, and set the bar high for how government clients expect to engage with contractors.

Because we value our employees’ work/life balance (and believe those who work hard deserve to play hard), we offer a very competitive benefits package, including telework/flex scheduling, health/dental with orthodontics/vision insurance upon hire, paid time off with a sell-back benefit and carryover option, 11 Federal Holidays, 100% paid military leave, 100% 401(k) plan match upon hire, professional development/education reimbursement, all flexible spending accounts, and more.



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program. 


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