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Sr. Solution Architect


London, United Kingdom

As Manager, Solutions Architecture, you will be leading a UK based team of Solution Architects within the wider organization of Amazon Web Services (AWS) business. This team 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, Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, Amazon CloudFront, just to name a few) within AWS Enterprise customers accounts.

Your broad responsibilities will include: growing and developing an elite technical team; aligning to support priorities of the larger customer facing team; working closely with Enterprise account management and business development roles to help grow the AWS Enterprise business; support technical engagements and help refining AWS methodology to drive broad adoption of the AWS platform; ensuring the team has deep expertise in AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform.

The ideal candidate possess a track record of hiring, developing, and mentoring senior technical professionals; supporting and working in close partnership with account management and other functions to plan and execute the AWS strategy; customer facing skills that will allow them to facilitate relationship within the customer’s environment especially with senior personnel within the company, as well as a technical background that enables them to easily interact and give guidance with software developers and architects. He/she should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

This position is based in London.

Roles & Responsibilities:
· Hire, develop, and grow a senior team of Solutions Architects
· Serve as a key member of the team responsible for supporting the business
· Serve as a key member of the customer facing team in helping to ensure customer success in building applications and services on the AWS platform.
· Suggest and implement programs and initiatives for the country/regional Solutions Architecture team
· Help prioritize activities of the larger team; suggest the scope of customer engagements, with attention towards clear and well-defined objectives and success criteria.
· Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the solution architect community.
· Understand the AWS market segments and industry verticals.
· Understand and exploit the use of other internal Amazon systems.
· Moderate travel may be required

· Leadership and Management: track record of growing and leading senior technical teams required, including hiring, development/management, coaching, etc.
· The right person will be highly technical and analytical with ability to drive technical execution towards his/her goals, with several years of implementation/consulting experience, in addition to people management
· Background and experience working in the context of a sales team highly desired
· AWS and/or Cloud Computing experience desired
· Experience working with large Enterprise businesses and building strong relationships with senior executives within them.
· Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
· Technical degree highly desired; Computer Science or Math background highly desired; additional business or management degrees are a plus.
· Media/Publishing industry experience would be highly beneficial
· Working knowledge of one or more of the following required: web architecture, enterprise systems, scalable distributed systems, software development practices, etc.
· Ability to speak in public and in front of an audience is a big plus
· Fluency in English is a must; additional relevant European language is a plus
· AWS Certification, eg. AWS Solutions Architect Associate
· 7+ years of implementation/consulting experience
· Bachelor's Degree required.


• CTO/co-founder experience at a VC-backed technology startup company
• 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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