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Senior Solutions Architect

Senior Solutions Architect

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services is looking for a highly motivated Solutions Architect to help accelerate our growing Partner business as part of the World Wide Public Sector practice. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon’s world class technical teams, working 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 anywhere.

AWS is one of Amazon’s fastest growing businesses, servicing millions of customers all over the world, reshaping the way global enterprises consume information technology, and powering the developers who are building the next generation of global industry leaders. AWS is helping thousands of government agencies, education institutions, and nonprofit organizations achieve their missions, enabling them to change the world.

The ideal candidate must have great communication skills and be very technical, with the ability to impress AWS customers at any level, from executive to developer. You will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build broad use of Amazon's utility computing web services directly with our ecosystem of systems integrators, consulting and technology partners. Your broad responsibilities will include: owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects; defining implementation architectures; 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; and being a trusted advisor on security as it relates to customer applications and services.

This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field
  • 3+ years in customer-facing positions
  • 5+ years hands-on, technical experience with infrastructure architecture, databases, and networking
  • 7+ years of design/implementation/consulting experience with
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Previous experience with AWS is desired but not required
  • Understanding of government security and compliance requirements

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