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Sr. Partner Solutions Architect

Job ID: 1828546 | Amazon Web Services SA Pvt Ltd


Job summary
Do you like helping partners solve tough technical problems? Would you like to help some of the best known Systems Integrators in the world utilize cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping companies understand application architectures and integration approaches and how they can transform their business? Do you want to be part of the team helping build the most customer obsessed cloud partner community?

As a Partner Solutions Architect focused on the South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa within Amazon Web Services (AWS), you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of Amazon Web Services across the partner community. Your broad responsibilities will include: owning the technical engagement and technology strategy with key AWS partners.

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • The deep technical skill in software architecture and cloud computing
  • Customer facing skills ideally gained within a partner organization and have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.
  • Has a passion and drive for working with partners

Key job responsibilities
As a key member of the AWS Partner Management team, you will act as a trusted advisor to our managed systems integrators. This includes:
  • Provide the architectural guidance and recommendations necessary to promote successful partner engagements worldwide for example for summits, workshops, product launches and other external events.
  • Champion AWS partners
  • Assist solution providers with the definition of technical strategies that will enable them to sell more of their offering on the AWS platform. Capture and share best-practice knowledge with our broader Solution Architect community
  • Educate the AWS services and solutions to the wide partner community


  • This position is based in South Africa and some travel may be required
  • The right person will possess significant hands on implementation or consulting experience and demonstrate a strong knowledge in software development, IT operations or IT transformation domains
  • The successful candidate will have spent several years of their career in customer or partner facing roles and a proven record of effective collaborations across multiple internal organizations and interactions with partner and customers.
  • Experience working with end user or developer communities.
  • Experience supporting partners and programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must. Past experience writing and publishing technical whitepapers desirable.
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Math or Technical background is highly desired
  • Fluency in the English language is essential and French is desirable


  • Experience working with AWS technologies
  • AWS Certification (recommended not mandatory), eg. AWS Solutions Architect Associate

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Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify, and build.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.