• Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services - Public Sector

    Company/Location (search) US
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 7:04 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Do you have a passion for helping customers design creative solutions? Would you like to help strategic partners use Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) advanced cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping an organization to understand application architectures and integration approaches, to architect advanced cloud-based solutions, and to help launch the build-out of those systems? Are you one of those rare technologists with the communications, consultative, and leadership skills to help guide major projects to success? The AWS Solutions Architecture team is hiring!

    In this role, you will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broad use of AWS with one of AWS’s largest public sector customers. You will possess customer facing skills that allow you to represent AWS well within the customer’s environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, and risk management. You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

    Here are some other qualities we are looking for:

    Be great fun to work with. At AWS, we have a credo of “Work hard. Have fun. Make history”. In this role, you will love what you do, and instinctively know how to make work fun. You will be dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact.

    Enjoy working with customers of all shapes and sizes. You will have a passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud computing systems for a diverse and challenging set of customers whether they are large or small.

    Have a strong understanding of large scale computing solutions and their application for solving commercial and public sector challenges. The ideal candidate will have experience working as a systems or support engineer. You will enjoy keeping your technical skills honed and developing new ones, so that you can make strong contributions to deep architecture discussions. You regularly take part in deep-dive education and design exercises to create world class solutions built on AWS.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • As a key member of the business development and sales team, ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services on the AWS platform.
    • Educate customers of all size on the value proposition of AWS, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.
    • Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer deep technical skills to customers considering or using AWS.
    • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the AWS solution architect community.
    • Author or otherwise contribute to AWS customer-facing publications such as whitepapers.
    • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customer accounts to enable them to be “Cloud advocates”.
    • Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 7+ years of hands on implementation or consulting experience and demonstrate knowledge of the software development lifecycle
    • 3 years in a customer and or partner facing role
    • Experience working with end user or developer communities
    • BA/BS degree required
    • Domestic travel required
    • Must be meet site access citizenship requirements to conduct business on-site at Partner client offices

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working within software development or Internet-related industries
    • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
    • Familiarity with common enterprise solutions from Microsoft , Oracle & SAP
    • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Past experience writing and publishing technical white papers is desirable.
    • A strong record of effective collaborations across multiple internal organizations and interactions with partners and customers.
    • Computer Science, Math or Technical background highly desired; Advanced Degree a plus

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