Do you have a passion for helping government and education customers to implement innovative IT solutions? Do you have a knack for helping customers to build their understanding of new cloud platforms and application architectures, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch and ramp a cloud project on a trajectory to success? Do you want to be a key part of a growing, world-class business development and sales team helping to establish Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the leading cloud technology platform in education markets? Above all, do you want to lead a dynamic team of Solutions Architects bringing the latest in disruptive, cut-edge cloud computing and scientific / HPC / Big Data technologies to bear on the difficult cost and agility problems facing educational, non-profit, and government customers?
Amazon Web Services is looking for a highly motivated Solutions Architect Manager to manage a team of Early Career Solutions Architects (SAs) in the United States and to be a hands-on leader-by-example. You will help accelerate our growing Government, Finance, Education, and Non-Profit business as part of the Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) business development and sales team. This is an excellent opportunity to join AWS’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 disruptive technology companies in the world today.
As a Solution Architect Manager within AWS Public Sector focused on Career Development, you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad usage of AWS's utility computing web services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Relational Data Service, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, and Amazon CloudFront within educational institutions and government organizations. Your responsibilities will include: supporting the Public Sector business development and sales teams while owning the technical engagements with customers and solution providers, helping to define implementation architectures, responding to RFPs, standing up demonstration and proof-of-concept systems, and achieving ultimate success around specific technical projects. To achieve those goals—and building on your broad background and technical breadth and depth in security, networking, operating systems, and application architecture – you will have expertise in AWS technologies, and a deep understanding of how applications and services are best built and operated on the AWS platform. In addition, you will lead and mentor a team of highly talented SAs, helping them to set and surpass their own goals.
The ideal candidate will …
Be great fun to work with. Our company credo is “Work hard. Have fun. Make history”. As the right candidate, you will love what you do, and instinctively know how to make work fun. You will be dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge.
Enjoy working with customers and partners. You will have a passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud computing systems for a diverse and challenging set of customers and partners.
Have a strong understanding of large scale cloud computing solutions. Have past experience working in a technical management role in a sales organization with prior experience as an architect and systems or software engineer. You will enjoy keeping your existing technical skills and developing new ones, to the point that you can not only contribute to but lead deep architecture discussions around systems and applications in the cloud. Have great management skills. You will help hire and develop a team of Early Career SAs, and must have great people management, mentoring, and hiring skills. You will assess the strengths of your team members, guide them in setting, achieving, and surpassing their goals, and help them to develop professionally to the next level of excellence.
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineer, Math or related field or equivalent experience
- 7+ years enterprise IT application experience
- 4+ years of hands-on Systems Administration, DevOps engineering, Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Network Administration, IT Security, Systems Architecture or other technical discipline
- Experience Managing Teams
- Experience working with the Federal Government and/or Public Sector Customers
- Minimum of two years of experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
- AWS Professional certifications are a plus.
- Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
- Strong written and presentation communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
- Experience working within software development or Internet-related industries
- Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
- Experience with solution-selling methodologies
- Graduate degree a plus
- Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
- Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity
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