Senior Cloud Architect (GCP) (based in any location in Spain)

  • Technical Delivery
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Full-time


As Google Cloud's premier partner in data and analytics, we provide world-class businesses with cutting-edge data solutions in the cloud.

We help clients take leading technology to the limits by combining our expertise in machine learning, data engineering, and analytics. With Google Cloud Platform as our foundation, we help businesses future-proof their solutions, deepen their understanding of consumers, increase competitive advantage and unlock operational efficiencies.

Our team consists of experts in machine learning, data science, software engineering, mathematics, and design. We share a passion for data & analysis, operate at the cutting edge, and believe in a pragmatic approach to solving hard problems.


As Cloud Architect at Datatonic you will shape the architecture for key projects. You'll be engaging with our customers and prospects to provide pre & post sales architectural advice and thought leadership for machine learning, analytics, and data migration projects. In addition to that, you will be helping us to build out the architectural side of our next-generation machine learning products.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional in cloud technologies who would like to work as part of a team of experts in the fields of AI and data, as a subject matter expert in solution/cloud architecture. The role is customer-facing, working closely with business and technical influencers, and will require a background in Computer Science. Successful candidates will bring multiple years’ experience with cloud platforms like GCP or AWS. Ideally, you'll have served as an SME in designing and migrating applications to live in the cloud, working with complex cloud deployments, and be adept at the design and implementation of complex platforms.

We will also consider candidates looking for a step up into a Cloud Architect role, coming from a Data Engineering or BI/Analytics Consultancy background.

Your core goals as a Cloud Architect are:

  • Work with the most innovative and scalable data processing and cloud technologies
  • Build innovative state-of-the-art solutions with our customers
  • Support our sales teams when engaging with new customers/projects. Provide technical inputs to help shape and scope solutions to solve our clients most challenging needs
  • Execute architecture reviews for some of our key customers. Identify and share recommendations with senior client stakeholders
  • Input into our internal knowledge base helping us develop collateral and thought leadership
  • Work in an agile and dynamic environment together with a small team with our data scientists, machine learning experts, data analysts and data engineers
  • Be a leader and mentor to other team members
  • Work closely with our tech partners: Google Cloud Platform, Tableau, Looker
  • Play a key role in shaping the architecture team at Datatonic


  • BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Proven experience building big data cloud architecture
  • The ability to take ownership from end-to-end, finding creative solutions
  • Demonstrated, strong analytical and technical capabilities, with an innovative 'edge'
  • Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal with great attention to detail.
  • Able to present concepts in an authoritative and clear manner to customers through white-boarding, presentations, and proposals
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders at various business levels
  • Experience in technical pre-sales, able to evangelise disruptive proposals
  • Expertise in cloud technologies and their design/usage (across all areas i.e. data/security/networking etc)
  • Knowledge and experience with container technologies
  • Programming experience, ideally in Python, Java and SQL
  • Experience building scalable and high-performant code
Bonus Points:
  • GCP or AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification
  • Experience with ETL tools, Hadoop-based technologies (e.g. Spark) and/or batch/streaming data pipelines (e.g. Beam, Flink)
  • Experience designing and building data lake and data warehouse solutions using technology such as BigQuery, Azure Synapse, Redshift, Oracle, Teradata, etc
  • Experience designing and building analytical products using technology such as Looker, Tableau, Data Studio, PowerBI, Qlik, etc
  • Experience with Agile methodologies such as Scrum
  • Basic knowledge of and ideally some experience with data science topics like machine learning, data mining, statistics, and visualisation
  • Contributions to open-source projects


The Basics: 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays, choice of laptop, pension scheme, team bonus payable annually, home equipment allowance

Health & Wellbeing: Private Healthcare Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Working From Home Allowance, Discounted Gym Membership

Learning: Datatonic encourages continuous learning at all levels with a generous conference budget, freedom to explore the latest tools and technologies as well as regular knowledge-sharing activities. You will get access to Linux Academy, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning and a €800 Conference Budget

Career Development: A personalised development plan to ensure you hit your professional goals with a clear roadmap for progression

Impact: The opportunity to work on cutting-edge AI and ML solutions spanning multiple industries and with market-leading organisations

Innovation: Access to Datatonic LABs, our Research & Development hub. Experiment and bring forward ideas, create impactful and meaningful work in a creative and collaborative environment - even just for fun!

Team Vibe & Social: A welcoming and friendly team plus regular monthly (some virtually) social events and seasonal events with expenses partially covered


We’re an eclectic team with lots of different interests and personalities. We have many different roles across data science, engineering, analytics, consulting, marketing, business development, and operations. We have offices in the UK, Stockholm, Geneva, Munich, and Barcelona, and we work with clients in many other European countries. We allow for flexible working hours and the possibility of remote work.

As a company, we have a strong emphasis on learning and professional development. Our core values are:

Cultivating Excellence

A hub for continuous learning, curiosity, developing ideas, testing things out - and then putting ‘excellence’ into practice.

Owning It

Working collaboratively in cross-functional teams to achieve customer delight. We love what we do and draw immense satisfaction from taking responsibility and seeing the results of our work.

Purposeful Impact

Creating positive change for our customers, using the most relevant machine learning and analytics approaches and the best technologies to meet real business needs.

Winning with Partners & Friends

Our business has been built on great partnerships and open-source collaboration. It’s one thing to be successful, but to do it in partnership with great people and other great companies is even better in our opinion.

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