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Innovation Leader, Google Cloud

Company: Softchoice
Location: Irvine
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Innovation Leader, Google Cloud

In light of these unprecedented times, Softchoice is committed to the safety of our candidates and our employees. With that in mind, we have implemented virtual interviewing for all candidates. 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! For those joining Orange Nation, we will be onboarding all new employees remotely. Rest assured, though, that offering a human and inspiring onboarding experience is our top priority.

We are seeking an Innovation Leader for GCP who is eager to impact thousands of companies across North America by helping Softchoice build capabilities with Google Cloud Platform.

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual. Are you---



  • Ambitious and entrepreneurial?
  • Do you believe you can do more? And want to be a part of something bigger that drives industry wide impacts?
  • Do you believe that the ultimate reward should always be client success?
  • Are you a strong communicator and desire an opportunity to exercise those skills?

    The Innovation Leader for GCP will be a pivotal contact connecting many parts of the Softchoice organization including the Business Development and Sales teams. They will work directly with Google to understand the enablement programs and translate how they apply to help Softchoice execute on their public cloud strategy.

    The role will require excellent customer service experience and an ability to understand a client's business challenges around cloud use and consumption. As an advocate of the GCP platform communication skills will be key to successfully provide clarity and motivation to internal teams within Softchoice.

    Role Responsibilities:



    • Participate in the Innovation activities where the role's involvement brings experience and direct customer awareness of solution needs and customer experience considerations. This will be tied to 4 critical objectives for this role:




      • Thought leadership - The innovation leader will bring a combination of hands-on experience, expert-level accreditation and a demonstrable experience helping improve the way people work through the use of technology. As a customer-facing ambassador of the GCP public cloud practice, the innovation leader will help to build and nurture community through education and evangelize the possibilities of modernized IT Operations and Application Development via DevOps culture with GCP to clients and internal Softchoice Teams.

      • Offering creation - The innovation leader will be responsible for creating new point solutions and modify existing point solutions that help our clients securely migrate and modernize their data and applications from client to cloud. The innovation leader will ensure the point solutions are aligned to our overall corporate strategy as well as provide the ability to deliver these solutions at scale across North America.
      • Mentorship - The GCP innovation leader will invest in and be accountable for the growth and development of his/her peers that enable the successful selling and deployment of service offerings:




        • Sales and Sales Support Teams
        • Cloud, Application and Solution architects
        • Delivery and DevOps engineers and consultants
        • Marketing and Business Development



        • Growth - The Innovation Leader will have a shared responsibility for the growth of the overall GCP and Public Cloud practice and will demonstrate this by supporting strategic presales activities and marketing event content creation and delivery.



        • This is an important and high-profile role within Softchoice. If you think you have what it takes to lead our GCP initiatives, we want to hear from you!

          As an ideal candidate you will have:



          • Demonstrable experience with implementing and/or selling GCP solutions
          • Google pro certification(s)
          • Understand DevOps and application modernization concepts and how to apply these concepts to a customer's cloud journey.
          • 15+ years of relevant experience in Application Development, IT administration and or IT management, consulting, professional services and/or software engineering--- previous practice leader experience will be rewarded
          • Demonstrable experience defining IT policies and operational guidelines for GCP or other cloud solutions
          • Understanding of Information classification and an ability to facilitate that discussion with clients
          • Work well in a team environment and can lead teams of peers to accomplish complex objectives
          • Communicate effectively and accurately while aligning goals and objectives of multiple stakeholders in the organization
          • Public Speaking and presentation skills leveraging multiple mediums like, video calls, whiteboarding, and PowerPoint
          • Passionate and creative problem solver
          • Works well as an individual contributor with a focus on execution of tasks leveraging an agile approach
          • Embraces the challenge of being a change agent

            How Do We Hire Great People?

            We believe in matching the right people for the right role. Once you've applied for a position, our team of Talent Advisors will review your resume and application against all open roles at Softchoice. We also keep in mind any future or upcoming roles you may be a fit for. As part of our selection, onboarding and development process, we utilize tools to help us better match candidates with our roles.

            Applying for a role at Softchoice is not complete until you have completed both the formal online application and the Predictive Index tool (PI). Completing the PI tool will take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

            If we see a match with your skills and our open roles, we will reach out to you to schedule time to talk so that we can learn more about you and you can learn about us. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted directly. However, we will retain your application on file and would be pleased to contact you if further opportunities arise.

            Need more convincing this is the right next step in your career? Here are the reasons why folks love working here!



            • Softchoice has been recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 15 consecutive years

            • Certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States

            • Meaningful work that drives professional development

            • Ability to enter and grow within the technology industry

            • Being part of a winning, high performance team

            • Every employee gets two paid volunteer days per year

            • We serve large and mid-sized clients from a variety of industries

            • We've raised over $2 Million through our staff-run charity Softchoice Cares

            • 1 in 5 employees have invested in an ownership position in Softchoice

              About Softchoice:

              Softchoice is one of the largest IT solutions and Managed Services providers in North America! We are an influential, growth-oriented organization determined to enable our people, our clients, our partners and the communities we serve to realize their potential. Our unique culture fosters a friendly, open-minded workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a dynamic, high-performing team, each Softchoice employee is hungry to learn, valued for their contribution, and approaches each day excited to make an impact.

              We would like to thank you personally for applying to Softchoice.

              Please note that we will review your application and only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted directly. However, we will retain your application on file and would be pleased to contact you if further opportunities arise. Again, thank you for your interest in a career at Softchoice!



              • Note: Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check, education verification and reference checks are required prior to employment.


                Accommodation



                • Softchoice is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please let us know in your application or reach out to asktalentacquisition@softchoice.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.


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                  Nearest Major Market: Irvine California

                  Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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