• Solutions Architect - Strategic Accounts

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/17/2018 1:50 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Do you like helping customers implement innovative computing solutions and solving technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping groups understand distributed application architectures and integration best practices and the consultative and leadership skills to lead a project to success? Are you ready to bring your unique combination of technical skills, business acumen and a do-whatever-it-takes attitude to help your customers successfully leverage the Amazon Web Services platform to transform their business?

    Amazon Web Services is looking for a highly motivated Solutions Architect to help accelerate the use of our growing platform within the Strategic Accounts segment of our business. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon’s world class technical teams, work with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies.

    As a Solutions Architect within AWS, you will have the opportunity to help shape the strategy and enable a broad use of Amazon's utility computing web services by directly working with our key customers. Your responsibilities will include owning the technical engagement and ultimate successful production deployment of specific projects; defining implementation architectures, developing a deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as a broad know-how about how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform; and being a subject matter expert in selected solution areas (e.g. AI/ML, Security, Big Data).

    As a Solutions Architect within the Strategic segment, you will provide thought leadership and exceptional technical design capabilities to your customers. You will lead efforts to capture and share best-practices knowledge within the AWS solution architect community as well as with our customers. You will also gain the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the brightest technical minds in the industry across the breadth of enterprise computing architecture.

    You will be part of a culture of innovation where you’ll use AWS services to help our customers rapidly get their products and services to market through continuous delivery of modern solutions that are highly scalable, resilient, and elastic. You will have the opportunity to design large-scale web and mobile applications using micro-services based architectures to deliver services globally and enable data-driven decision making through big data / artificial intelligence-powered analytics.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 10+ years of design/implementation/consulting experience with distributed applications
    • Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect
    • 5+ years of experience in infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking
    • Technical degree required - Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

    Preferred Qualifications

    • An advanced degree in computer science, MIS, engineering or related discipline
    • Experience working within software development or internet-related industries
    • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
    • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the AWS services, market segments, customer base and industry verticals
    • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
    • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
    • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort communicating effectively with both large and small audiences to an executive, IT management and/or technical audience
    • Strong written communication skills

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
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