GCP Cloud Engineer

The role

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

As a Senior Software Engineer (Consultant), you are a practicing member of the team, designing, writing and testing code. You'll be competent at owning and delivering solutions and being the design authority for how features are implemented. 

  • You can expect to use your knowledge of architecture; our clients will look to you for advice and contribution in higher level architectural discussions. 

  • You're familiar with the development process, and take ownership for certain aspects of the process by putting appropriate methods and tools in place. 

  • You will have regular conversations with clients, and be a point of contact between the client and the project team. 

  • Coaching and mentoring more junior members of the team, and deputising for the team principal, will be important in the role. 

  • Your involvement in shaping bids (working with a bid team) will assist to create approaches or proposals, and perhaps you may also add valuable contributions during presentations to clients in a formal selection process. 

  • You'll play an active role in account management. 

PA is a Google Cloud Premier Partner and we create innovative solutions using the whole spectrum of Google Cloud products and services, as well as other leading cloud platforms. 

One project might need you to modernize and transform a legacy application with cloud technologies and the next might see you creating an innovative new digital product through a series of agile sprints. 

You probably have a core skill set, either in Java, JavaScript or Python, but it's your understanding of data structures, algorithms, libraries and development methods that are most important. You will likely have some experience developing applications on Google Cloud, perhaps using serverless technologies like App Engine and Cloud Functions, or possibly writing containerized applications for Kubernetes. 

PA’s common technology components: 

Google Cloud 

  • App Engine, Cloud Functions 

  • Cloud Endpoints 

  • Kubernetes Engine, Compute Engine 

  • Cloud SQL, Cloud Spanner and BigQuery 

  • Dataflow, Apache Beam 

  • DialogFlow 

Architecture 

  • Microservices patterns 

  • Event-driven architectures and message queues 

  • Relational and non-relational databases 

  • Languages and frameworks 

The Engineering team

We have deep full-stack development expertise across multiple technologies. We have specialists in Architecture, Quality Assurance and DevOps – as well as colleagues with expertise in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Technology Innovation.

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Front-End Developer

Claire Bates

"The thing I love most about working here is the people. I really enjoy working with people who make an effort to share knowledge, take mental health at work seriously, and care about addressing anything that isn’t working well."

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.

Location

The base office for this role is London, UK. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Additional Information

Benefits

• Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance 
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com