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Senior Solutions Architect - Startups

Senior Solutions Architect - Startups

Job ID 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Are you passionate about helping startup companies use cloud computing to develop and deploy large scale applications? Do you have a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, business acumen and strong interpersonal skills? Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a solutions architect to participate in startup-related activities such as architectural reviews and hackathons. The Solutions Architect will become a trusted advisor to our venture capital and startup customers, educating them on the value proposition of AWS and participating in deep architectural discussions to ensure their solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.

Open to North America travel up to 25%.


• Help startup customers architect scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage AWS services
• Work with AWS teams to drive startup-related revenue
• Establish and build technical relationships within the startup ecosystem, including accelerators & incubators, VCs and co-working spaces in order to promote AWS
• Develop technical content, such as white papers and reference architectures, that can be used by our customers to assist them in deploying cloud-based solutions
• Represent AWS at startup-related industry events such as hackthons and Meetups including public speaking

Basic Qualifications

• 7+ years of experience in the design and implementation of complex IT systems
• An understanding of application development and deployment concepts and tools including (source code management (Git, Subversion), continuous integration (Jenkins, Bamboo) Configuration management (Chef, Puppet)
• An understanding of the cloud computing business model as it relates to startups

Preferred Qualifications

• An advanced degree in computer science, MIS, engineering or related discipline
• Knowledge of multiple, modern development languages such as Ruby, Python and Node.js
• Experience working for a venture-funded technology startup company
• Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect
• Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services

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