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Senior Technical Architect



Europe · Middle East · Asia · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.


A Professional Services Technical Architect works closely with salespeople (especially engagement managers) to define custom professional services projects during pre-sale and takes successful deals into delivery, where they are responsible for technical oversight and becoming an embedded trusted advisor within the client.



  • Articulate the benefits of a GitLab DevSecOps transformation project to prospective clients, working directly with Engagement Managers and the sales team
  • Provide support to PS Engagement Managers during the scoping and creation of the customer statement of work (SOW)
  • Lead technical discovery sessions with customers, partners and GitLab PSEs to understand their business goals, technical constraints and requirements
  • Provide technical expertise and consultative advice during the planning stages of a customer engagement


  • Own the design, development, implementation, and support of GitLab-related Professional Services engagements
  • Coordinate and oversee functional implementation activities for internal and partner consultants, developers, and customer points of contact (POC) on large-scale enterprise projects
  • Provide technical leadership to the Professional Service Engineering team during the delivery of services engagements
  • Ensure that the deliverable accurately meets the defined expectations of the customer, ensuring that proper testing is implemented and performance requirements are closely monitored by working with the customer
  • Work closely with the customer project team (specifically the Project Manager) to ensure accurate task-level articulation of the work required

Practice development

  • Mentor PS and partner consultants to provide guidance regarding ‘Best Practices,’ communication, and implementation strategies; provide input to PS training materials and presentations and other collateral in the form of documentation and delivery kits
  • Develop case studies, presentations, design documentation, best-practice methodologies and internal process development
  • Liaise with and support other functional groups within GitLab – including (but not limited to) training, development, support, product, engineering
  • Stay up to date on new features, and fixes within the monthly GitLab product releases and disseminate key information to the PSE team
  • Hold enablement sessions for PS or other team members to learn how to use or how to sell particular service offerings
  • Assist Regional Delivery Managers with
    • Technical Vetting of Partner Consultants
    • New hire candidates
    • SOW staffing assessments


  • Demonstrated progressive leadership in the full life-cycle of the software development environment
  • Demonstrated progressive experience delivering two or more of the following consulting services
    • SCM migration
    • Cloud Architecture
    • Development
    • CI/CD consulting services
  • Fluent in speaking German
  • Demonstrated progressive enterprise-level software development experience
  • Demonstrated progressive DevOps Platform experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence internal team members, customers and partners
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making abilities with effective organizational and time management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and presentation skills. Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change
  • Capability to apply fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or other advanced technical degree, or equivalent experience


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