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Worldwide Technical Leader, Digital Advertising

Worldwide Technical Leader, Digital Advertising

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Job Description

Would you like to own driving the global technical strategy for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and work with the world’s largest and most innovative Digital Advertising companies? Would you like to be part of a cross-functional team focused on increasing technology adoption of cloud computing by engaging directly with technical leaders, C-level executives and influencers at all levels across the industry? Do you have the business background, technical depth, and communication skills needed to help further establish Amazon as the leader in Digital Advertising industry?

Your responsibilities will include helping articulate the technical strategy for AWS in the Digital Advertising market, identifying and engaging key strategic integration and solutions partners, and driving the technical relationships with industry thought leaders and key prospect/customers to create significant new opportunity pipelines. You will enable the AWS sales teams to more effectively drive their day-to-day interactions with key prospects. You will work closely with AWS Solutions Architects and AWS Professional Services teams to develop and promote cloud best-practices, including data security and regulatory compliance. You will also work closely with the AWS product and services teams to help evolve AWS offerings for more rapid adoption in the Digital Advertising space.

The ideal candidate will possess a technical background that enables them to drive an engagement and interact at the highest levels of Digital Advertising companies, as well as having the presence and wherewithal to easily communicate the benefits of cloud computing to the Digital Advertising platform architects, infrastructure architects and engineers, and enterprise security and compliance teams. The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and long-term about the needs of global businesses, and be deeply familiar with complex, legacy IT environments including applications, middleware, storage, networks, information security, and operations. Furthermore, having an understanding of the end-to-end Digital Advertising ecosystem and real-time bidding architectures will be an important distinguishing element of the ideal candidate.

Roles & Responsibilities:
· Together with the broader Digital Advertising team, helps develop the strategic plan for AWS, particularly the technical elements of the strategy and plan to engage customers and partners
· Responsible for understanding the use cases for the Digital Advertising industry and developing the AWS-based technical solutions that address those needs. This includes use of, and/or integrations with, third party solutions as well as developing reference architectures that highlight the use of AWS services in partnership with internal and external teams
· Responsible for ensuring that the broader technical community (SAs, ProServe Consultants, TAMs, etc.) understand both the use cases and technology involved across Digital Advertising. Works with the Training and Sales Enablement teams to help develop the necessary technical skills and knowledge within the community, in order to help the team be effective in sales cycles.
· Responsible for establishing technical credibility in sales cycles (personally or with the broader technical team), and can credibly drive discussions with CTOs, CIOs, Chief Architects, Senior Developers, etc. from both customer and partners across Digital Advertising industry.
· Demonstrates thought leadership in the Digital Advertising space, and is able to credibly represent us at industry events, conferences, symposiums, etc.

Basic Qualifications

· The right person will be highly technical and analytical, and will be capable of understanding the complexities of large Digital Advertising IT environments.
· Must have 7-10 years of experience in senior technical leader positions within the Digital Advertising industry.
· Technical knowledge of Digital Advertising IT is required, including: database systems, tiered storage architectures, server and desktop virtualization, data center operations, network security, etc. with ability to go deep on technical aspects to understand current and future customer needs and present AWS technical benefits.
· Technical knowledge of Digital Advertising industry applications, platforms, and data ecosystem, with ability to go deep on technical aspects to understand current and future customer needs and present AWS technical benefits.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical degree highly desired; or equivalent background.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as leadership skills.
  • Ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations, with customers, SI’s and ISVs.
  • Familiarity with modern big data processing frameworks such as Apache Spark and Apache Kafka is highly desired.
  • Solutions selling experience in the Digital Advertising space is desired.

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