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Sr. Solutions Architect - Capture and Proposals

Sr. Solutions Architect - Capture and Proposals

Job ID 
542710
Location 
US-VA-Ballston
Posted Date 
12/5/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services is looking for Solutions Architects to work with our public sector global solutions, capture, and proposal teams. This is a strategic and highly technical position for an experienced IT professional who can dive deep and work across functional teams to identify and develop innovative solutions for our global public sector customers.

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 global government agencies, education institutions, and nonprofit organizations achieve their missions, enabling them to change the world.

As a Solutions Architect on our team, you will provide exceptional technical design and thought leadership to AWS customers and partners working with a world class sales and business development team. Your broad responsibilities will include working with public sector customers and internal project teams to develop and validate packaged solutions that highlight AWS capabilities to solve customer mission requirements. As a capture and proposal focused solutions architect you will support both AWS and the broader AWS partner ecosystem RFx efforts. You will work with proposal and capture managers to develop technical solution strategies throughout the Capture and Proposal lifecycle and support the enablement of AWS Partner organizations.

The ideal candidate will have deep experience successfully architecting technical solutions and supporting complex capture pursuits and proposals. Broad IT domain knowledge, including cloud, cyber security, infrastructure services, software development, or systems architecture is required. Previous experience with AWS is desired but not necessary.

Candidates 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 get the opportunity to work directly with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers, helping to shape service roadmaps and drive innovation.

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


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional enterprise IT application experience that includes at least 2 years of hands-on software development, infrastructure building and management, or systems architecture.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional writing experience specifically focused on the business and product development domains within information technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both technical and analytical domains.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field.
  • Personal passion and commitment to make things better through the resourceful and effective application of IT and working with public sector mission owners to deliver effective solutions that improve the government services to citizens.
  • International and/or Foreign Language Experience
  • Background in business development and architecting solutions in response to public sector requests for proposal, requests for tender.
  • Experience designing large scale production IT solutions architected for multi-tenant infrastructure and platform as a service – cloud computing environments, AWS preferably.
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