Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: London, UK; Manchester, UK.Minimum qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Experience in data center architectures and components.Experience as a Technical Sales Engineer in a cloud computing environment or in a customer-facing role.Experience in one of the following: cloud migration, disaster recovery, application/servers assessment, or discovery.Preferred qualifications:Experience in industry or in a specialist area of technology. Experience in advanced areas of networking, including Linux, software-defined networking, network virtualization, open protocols, application acceleration and load balancing, DNS, virtual private networks, and their application to PaaS and IaaS technologies.Experience with deployment methodologies and technologies ( , CI/CD, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.). Knowledge of public cloud platforms and technical concepts such as big data, PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, and related industry topics.Ability to work with emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions.About the jobWhen leading companies choose Google Cloud it's a huge win for spreading the power of cloud computing globally. Once educational institutions, government agencies, and other businesses sign on to use Google Cloud products, you come in to facilitate making their work more productive, mobile, and collaborative. You listen and deliver what is most helpful for the customer. You assist fellow sales Googlers by problem-solving key technical issues for our customers. You liaise with the product marketing management and engineering teams to stay on top of industry trends and devise enhancements to Google Cloud products.As a Customer Engineer, you'll use your excellent technical skills and previous experience in cloud platform and infrastructure products to engage with customers to understand their business and technical requirements, and present practical and useful solutions on Google Cloud. In this role, you will work with the Sales team to introduce Google Cloud to our customers. You'll help prospective customers and partners understand the power of Google Cloud, explain technical features and problem-solve any potential roadblocks. In this role, you may be required to travel.Google Cloud accelerates organizations’ ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.ResponsibilitiesIdentify business and technical requirements, conduct full technical discovery and architect client solutions to meet gathered requirements.Take responsibility for leading the technical project, including technology advocacy, supporting bid responses, product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work and the coordination of supporting technical resources.Prepare and deliver product messaging in an effort to highlight the Google Cloud Platform value proposition by using whiteboard and slide presentations, product demonstrations, white papers, trial management and Request for Information (RFI) response documents.Make recommendations on integration strategies, enterprise architectures, platforms and application infrastructure required to successfully implement a complete solution providing best practice advice to customers to optimize Google Cloud Platform effectiveness.Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.