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Solutions Architect - AWS

Amazon

London, United Kingdom

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Solutions Architect

Amazon is continuously striving to be the most customer-centric company in the world. AWS have been helping over one million customers in over 190 countries, from Airbnb to GE, to deliver flexibility, scalability and reliability across their organizations. Behind this success is exceptionally talented, bright and driven individuals who work hard, have fun and make history.

In your role, you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of Amazon’s utility computing web services (Amazon EC2 compute, Amazon S3 storage, Amazon Simple DB/RDS databases, Amazon CloudFront CDN, etc.) within large strategic accounts. Your broad responsibilities will include: owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects, working cross-organizationally to facilitate widespread use and adoption of the AWS platform, and developing a deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform. The ideal candidate will possess customer facing skills that will allow them to represent AWS well within the customer’s environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, and risk mitigation. He/she should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities

· Support the AWS Business development team to help formulate a strategy to help the adoption of AWS within the UK.
· Guide customers to ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services following the principles of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
· Help educate enterprise customers on the value proposition of AWS, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.
· Help provide one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering or already using AWS.
· Capture and share best-practice knowledge among the AWS solutions architecture community.
· Author or otherwise contribute to AWS customer-facing publications such as whitepapers.
· Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.
· Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
· 5+ years of experience in the design and implementation of complex IT solutions (including scalable cloud-based solutions and microservices architectures)
· Experience in infrastructure, database and networking architecture for highly available, Internet-scale applications
· Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
· Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with CTOs, enterprise architects, IT management, and developers
· Strong written communication skills
· High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations
· Technical degree (Computer Science or Engineering) or equivalent experience
· Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• CTO/co-founder experience in an emerging technology firm or consulting firm
• A Masters Degree in computer science, MIS, engineering or equivalent technical degree
• AWS Solution Architect Certificates; Associates, Developer, Professional.
• Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (e.g. AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway, Amazon ECS, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CodeStar, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon Elasticsearch service, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon CloudFront etc.)
• Knowledge of multiple, modern development languages such as Ruby, Python and Node.js
• Understanding of Machine Learning and Deep Learning concepts and technology
• Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect.

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