Accountabilities - Architect Cloud Engineer

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Mission

  • To design advanced cloud solutions that satisfy the company's and customer's needs and enable your colleagues to implement them.
  • To promote our procedures and standards, and seize all opportunities to improve them.
  • To teach by example and words, showing the value of excellence.
  • To dominate complexity, chew difficulties, and laugh in the face of pressure.
  • To value collaboration and critiques as the building blocks for trust with colleagues and customers.
  • To adopt and promote DevOps practices and an agile mindset across your team and the whole company.
  • To contribute to the company's technical culture sharing your mastery with others.

Values

  • Passion
  • Discipline
  • Teamwork

Attitude

Leadership

You are an organizational model for your colleagues. You live by best practices and require and help others to meet your high standards. You do your best to lead by consensus, listening to every voice, but you always remember they look at you as a guide. You identify and remove obstacles for others but keep them committed and fit to create value.

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Decisiveness

You take prompt decisions, even on partial data, perceiving the overall impacts on people, schedules, and deliverables. You face challenges proactively, not waiting for others to solve problems for you. You handle difficult situations without losing your mind and help others endure them.

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Teamwork

You share your goals with your mates and work with them, never playing the hero or being a team of one. You speak your voice clearly, even when it's difficult, without holding relevant information for fear or stubbornness. When being frank makes you uncomfortable, you still strive to be polite and cheerful so you can make your point.

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Customer-orientation

You always have a clear understanding of the customer's needs and, when they seem confused, you help them state their needs in a clear, understandable way. You are genuinely involved in the success of the project and always speak with transparency, honesty, and a friendly but professional tone - because we want to deserve customers' trust. You keep your eyes open for unspoken needs that we can address for our customers and proactively bring them to light.

Self-organization

Your schedule and workload balance is your responsibility. You have clear what's expected of you each iteration (week, sprint, milestone) and step up to discuss conflicting priorities and possible bottlenecks with the management.

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Lucidity

You have a clear understanding of what's expected from you and what you have to do to match the expectation. When you feel like you lost your goals, you speak up and do your best to have them clear. You understand when your junior colleagues are stuck because of this issue and, with patience, you help them get out of the impasse.

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Strong opinions, lightly held

You speak your mind and sustain your ideas with words and facts, but you are open to criticism and listen with open ears.

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Business impacts

  • You analyze the state of the art and blaze the trail to novel, advanced solutions, taking into account contextual and technical constraints.
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  • You lead the creation of advanced cloud solutions, on time and within budget.
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  • You define the architecture of cloud solutions that fulfill business goals, matching our high-quality standards.
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  • You implement - and help your team implement - cloud solutions that fulfill business goals, matching our high-quality standards.
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  • You sustain the growth of your younger colleagues, promoting the values of quality and human relations both inside and outside the company.
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  • You help your team substantially improve and optimize tools and infrastructures, leading joint efforts and/or directly contributing work as necessary.
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  • You shape new technologies, practices, tools, and knowledge, even when you work on customer projects, according to the direction set by the CTO.
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Contributions

  • You actively contribute and/or make sure your team members contribute to SparkFabrik's internal projects or media, spending effort to backport innovations, keep them up to date, or generate content on our channels and this playbook.
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  • You help promote our brand, from paying attention to your professional social media presence to participating (better if as a speaker) in relevant conferences.
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  • You seize and/or push your team members to seize, all opportunities SparkFabrik will give people to shine, like contributing software, attending events, writing a blog post, or showing up in a podcast. When this involves a joint effort you lead it, directly contributing if necessary.
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Last updated on 28 Nov 2023