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Cloudreach Careers

London, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2009
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
As the leading cloud solutions provider, we’ve always done things differently. Across our outcome-driven consulting and managed services, it’s our software, our application focus and our cloud culture that makes the difference. We elevate technology and ... Read more

Mission: We elevate technology and people so you can reach new heights.

Company Updates

  • Avid motorcyclist, dabbling artist & designer, bilingual speaker, polyglot coder…Lisa Gray is a master of many crafts. She reflects on her journey as a Portland-based Cloud Software Engineer and gives us some epic video game recommendations.

  • Cloudreach continues to grow and evolve and our new brand reflects our scale, our expertise, and our broadening solutions offering. As the leading cloud solutions provider, we’ve always done things differently. Across our outcome-driven consulting and managed services, it’s our software, our application focus and our cloud culture that makes the difference. #elevateyourfuture.

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Cloudreach – Why Work With Us?


As the leading cloud solutions provider, we’re on a mission to elevate technology and people so you can reach new heights. 

A 2009 start-up
Starting with a bright idea in a London pub, we have empowered some of the largest and best-known enterprises in the world to realise the benefits of the cloud.

Growing global reach
Headquartered in London with 19 offices in 9 countries, Cloudreach has coverage and diversity across Europe and North America, plus a growing presence in India.

Original partners
We have long-term partnerships with the world's leading public cloud providers AWS, Microsoft and Google.

Our cloudy culture

Together, we keep it cloudy by living and breathing our five core values every day:

  1. Be curious.
    We ask questions & welcome feedback. We promote personal growth. We learn every day.
  2. Wow your customer.
    We understand our customers. We exceed expectations. We build trusted partnerships.
  3. Stay one step ahead.
    We anticipate tomorrow. We innovate today. We build for the future. 
  4. Make it happen.
    We act fast & stay focused. We take responsibility. We deliver on our promise.
  5. Succeed together.
    We respect the individual. We celebrate diversity. We win & lose as a team.

More than just a great job


Our Cloudy Culture

We’re a team of diverse and individual Cloudy characters. We believe that celebrating diversity leads to better decision making, improved problem solving, greater creativity and innovation.

We react, learn and constantly improve our perspective and skills.

We embrace all the tools and technologies that help us progress, and listen to all the voices along the way.

We look towards a world made better by technology. Where others might see problems, we see the change that can happen.


The Cloudy Deal

Becoming a Cloudreacher gives you much more than a job title. We reward your skills and expertise by delivering value back, through TheCloudy Deal:

  • Compensation & Wellbeing: We base your total compensation on the skills, knowledge and behaviors you bring to Cloudreach and aspire to provide flexible benefits, enabling you to achieve a work-life balance that helps you thrive.
  • High Impact: We want you to make a personal impact: delivering results that help grow the business and make a difference to our customers, your colleagues and your community. Job satisfaction at its best.

  • Career Development: You'll find constant opportunities to take on new roles and grow with Cloudreach, as well as training, coaching, and continuous feedback to boost your expertise and give you career-enhancing skills.

  • Culture & Engagement: We have a dynamic and inclusive working environment built for collaboration, flexibility, openness – and fun, with managers who listen, engage and empower your actions.

The Experience

  • Recharging your batteries: When you need time to recharge, our uncapped holiday allowance will do the trick.

  • Feeding your mind: Expand your mind through our excellent learning platforms and become a fully-fledged Cloudreacher before you know it.

  • Taking care of your body: We help take care of your body through our health and wellness programmes, and sustain you throughout the day with snacks and drinks from our well-stocked kitchens.

  • Lifting your spirit: Our dynamic workspaces are designed to accommodate individual working styles, complete with pool tables and beanbags for more playful moments.

  • Giving you flexibility: You’ll feel immediately plugged in with a brand new Macbook and smartphone for the office and beyond, helping you work where and how you want.

  • Connecting you: Our regular Cloudy Lunches bring everyone together to bond over a plate – or two – of free food

Hi Amy! Tell us about your career journey so far. How did you end up at Cloudreach?

I started my career in the start-up grind in Silicon Valley, working for a small sports media start-up that would eventually get acquired by Yahoo! Fantasy Sports. I was able to not only meet some of the best engineers I know but also work the best ‘first job’ for a sports nerd. Eventually, I ended up working at ASRC Federal, a contractor in support of NASA Ames in Mountain View, CA. While both jobs were great and full of people I’d love to work with again, I was looking for something that would let me spend more time with my family and less time in my commute. I also wanted to move back to Chicago. Cloudreach gave me that opportunity and my manager at the time set me up with the skills and direction I needed to get into team management and the technical speaking circuit. Here, I really get the opportunity to try and do everything.

Can you tell us a bit more about your role and what a typical day in the life of a Cloud Software Engineer Lead is like?

I am an individual contributor with an option to life-coach. Most of my day is handling client work, including application systems design and implementation, data validation, and other technical support. The rest of it I spend with my team, helping them out with the non-technical needs of their projects. I keep an eye on how much work they have, if it’s within their skill set, and find them assistance when they need it. Also, I check in often to make sure they have time for things outside of their project, such as professional development, hobbies, and sleep. This way the skills they bring aren’t just from their project, but they’re able to contribute other perspectives.

What about Software most excites you?

I like knowing how things work. I’m less interested in the mechanics of things, but more about the logical processes behind the system. Software development is about the design and implementation of those processes in the things I enjoy most like the internet and video games. When I build an application, I’m creating something out of those logical processes, which is extremely exciting.

We hear you’re speaking at the Chicago AWS Summit later this month and at RevolutionConf in June. What topics will you be covering and why?

At the Chicago AWS Summit, I’ll be presenting ‘Serverless ETLs Three Ways’, showing different serverless architectures that perform, very generally, the same task which is moving data. ETL, or Extract-Transform-Load, is a standard application that is either built or otherwise used at any software development company. Building it serverless has the benefit of being built cheaply and scaled automatically. It’s an easy concept for most application developers to visualize making it a low-friction entry-point into serverless development. 

The Revolution Conference in Virginia Beach is a more generalized conference attracting different types of developers on different platforms, so I’ll be speaking about transitioning a traditional application developer’s skill set into a serverless one. Having spent a few years in the public sector, I know how quickly one can feel left behind. Showing how traditional skills translate will demystify something that looks a little too different

Ultimately, the goal of these talks is to make serverless approachable and accessible to get more engineers into this community, especially of under-represented backgrounds.

What do you enjoy about speaking at events?

I love what I do, so I especially love sharing the things I’ve built with an audience who appreciates and understands it. Even something as mundane as an ETL is extremely exciting when I get to build it in a way that is new, stable, and useful. When I started my career, no one looked like me or came from a similar place. When I give a presentation as a subject matter expert, I know that’s changing. 

What advice do you have for anyone who has considered standing up and presenting their ideas at conferences?

If you feel you can talk too much about one thing, you should definitely present it with slides! When you share your experience, someone in the audience will connect with that. They’ll come up and ask questions or share similar headaches. If starting conversations at large conferences is difficult for you, it really is the best ice breaker.

Want to join Amy on the Cloudreach team? We are currently hiring Software Engineers across multiple locations. Check out the latest vacancies here.

We have great locations in North America with high growth teams, all the cultural benefits of a startup and the backing of an established company. This fairly new market for Cloudreach means huge opportunities for employees. 

Work in cool cities like New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Vancouver - with more to be conquered! Work with whip-smart and fun co-workers who are up for discussion anything from optimal burrito constructions to the latest configuration management systems. For those willing to travel we offer partly remote work so you can live in a city you love!


Atlanta
Cloudreach Inc.
22 Technology Parkway S
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092


Chicago
Cloudreach Inc.
20 W Kinzie, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654


Dallas
Cloudreach Inc.
WeWork / Legacy North
7300 Lone Star Drive – Suite C200
Plano, TX 75024


Knoxville
Cloudreach Inc.
9050 Executive Park Drive
B-106
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923


New York
Cloudreach Inc.
1095 Ave of the Americas, 14th Fl
New York, NY 10036


Norfolk
Cloudreach Inc.
259 Granby Street #250
Norfolk, VA . 23510


Philadelphia
Cloudreach Inc.
1617 JFK Boulevard
20th Floor-Unit 2023
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Seattle
Cloudreach Inc.
WeWork Westlake Tower
1601 5th Avenue Suite 1100
Seattle, WA . 98101


Washington, D.C.
Cloudreach Inc.
11911 Freedom Dr #1010
Reston, VA . 20190


Vancouver
Cloudreach Canada Inc
WeWork 333 Seymour Street – 9th Floor
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 5A6Canada


Cloudreach Reviews

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    "Doing all the right things"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudreach full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing: responsive and whip-smart. Having spent time at other tech firms, I can sniff out real culture vs. forgery... and this place is genuine. Leadership team (mostly new) is the real deal and doing all the right things to atone for sins of past management. Despite the impact to society from Covid-19, the company is healthy, hiring, and delivering on our customer's needs.

    Cons

    None so far, but I am new.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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Cloudreach Photos

Cloudreach photo of: Cloudreach wins AWS Partner of the Year - UK 2019
Cloudreach photo of: The view from our massive office window in downtown NYC
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Cloudreach photo of: A peek into our NY office kitchen - free coffee and beer on tap!
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Cloudreach Interviews

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    Senior Project/Program Manager Interview

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    Interview

    Had a phone interview with Talent Acquistion. She said I checked all the boxes for what they are looking for. The interview went well.

    She told me it would be a 3-4 week process with a Case Study, then video interview, then onsite interview. If those hurdles were passed then you get to speak with the actual hiring manager. Position was a backfill. I did well enough to get the Case Study assignment which they give you a couple of days to complete and they expect a substantial investment of time on it.

    I passed and was scheduled for a video interview with a manager. There seemed to be some difficulty trying to get one but they found an out of town one to speak with me. Spent one hour on that.

    Got a generic rejection email the next business day. I found this be most unprofessional as there was no feedback and it seemed to be incongruous with all the other feedback I was getting previously. This person was not even the hiring manager.

    Basically I wasted many hours preparing a case study and studying up on the company only to be shot down by someone who I would not report to for reasons I do not know. I can say that I had many more years of experience than this person had so I am thinking there might be some discrimination as I answered all the questions correctly and had all the "boxes checked". Unfair process and a complete waste of time. Read the reviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Do the case study. See some of the reviews below for the premise you are expected to work on.   Answer Question
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Cloudreach Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (Small)(#1), The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Best Leadership, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Top Company To Work For in the UK, IT Job Board, 2014
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
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