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Sr. Worldwide Specialist Solutions Architect, HPC

Job ID: 2663012 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


AWS Specialist Solutions Architects (SSAs) are technologists with deep domain-specific expertise, able to address advanced concepts and feature designs. As part of the AWS sales organization, SSAs work with customers who have complex challenges that require expert-level knowledge to solve. SSAs craft scalable, flexible, and resilient technical architectures that address those challenges. This might involve guiding customers as they refactor an application or designing entirely new cloud-based systems. Do you enjoy solving novel and unique technical challenges for customers? Become an AWS Specialist SA!

The Worldwide Specialist Organization (WWSO) is part of AWS Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS), which is responsible for driving revenue, adoption, and growth from the largest and fastest growing small- and mid-market accounts to enterprise-level customers including public sector. We work backwards from our customer’s most complex and business critical problems to build and execute go-to- market plans that turn AWS ideas into multi-billion-dollar businesses. WWSO teams include business development, specialist and technical solutions architecture. As part of WWSO, you'll provide expertise across the entire life cycle of an AWS customer initiative, from developing ideas for new services to accelerating the adoption of established businesses. We pride ourselves on thinking big, delivering exceptional results for our customers, and working across AWS as #OneTeam.

Are you passionate about cloud computing and its potential to overcome some of the biggest challenges in High Performance Computing (HPC)? Do you have a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, business acumen and strong interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy tackling large analytical problems as massive scale? Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Senior Worldwide Specialist Solutions Architect focused on HPC to work with our customers, including National Super Computing Centers, physics informed machine learning, CAE, Weather and accelerated computing with GPU to craft cloud-based solutions.

As a trusted customer advocate, you will help organizations understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. You will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mind-share and broad use of AWS within enterprise customers. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a proven track record of customer obsession and delivering results. The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is critical to a solutions architect. You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges in HPC.

Key job responsibilities
Design Customer Solutions ­ Collaborate with the wider AWS teams to help customers and partners architect HPC Solutions that leverage AWS Services
Engage with Solution Architects, Account Managers, Professional Services, and Partners to define an HPC Engagement strategy for AWS operational territories and key accounts, with emphasis on public sector National Super Computing Centers , Government agencies , and/or AI/ML , CAE , Weather and accelerated computing with GPU
Thought Leadership – Provide thought leadership on solutions that benefit customers through the use of AWS Services. This takes the form of contribution to external publications such as the AWS Compute Blog, whitepapers and reference architectures, as well as internal training of Solutions Architects, Professional Services Consultants, Technical Account Managers, and AWS Trainers
Serve as a key member of the business development and accounting management team in helping to ensure customer success in building and migrating applications, software and services on the AWS platform.
Assist solution providers with the definition and implementation of technical and business strategies.
Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the worldwide AWS solution architect community
Understand AWS market segments, and industry verticals.
Understand and exploit the use of internal business support systems.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA


- Developer experience with HPC frameworks for workloads in a domain such as National Super Computing Centers, CAE, oil and gas, automotive / aerospace, financial services or pharmaceuticals.
- Proven ability to understand HPC user requirements and map these to solutions.
- Experience in architecting an HPC platform with scheduling middleware (e.g. Slurm, Torque, Symphony or GridServer).
- Experience in deployment, tuning and management of HPC technologies in a multi-user environment.
- High level understanding of the underlying infrastructure platform and resources to run HPC services.
- Experience communicating across technical and non-technical audiences, including executive level stakeholders or clients.
- Proficient in one or more of the following programming languages: C++, Python, CUDA, Bash
- Deep GPU knowledge in HPC and/or AI/ML frameworks.


- An advanced degree in computer science, engineering, physical or life sciences or related discipline.
- Working knowledge of HPC schedulers and distributed/parallel file systems, underlying IT systems, and the HPC development process, high throughput and tight coupling approaches.
- Working knowledge of containers such as Docker, Kubernetes, Singularity.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams.
- An understanding of the cloud computing delivery model as it relates to HPC.
- Knowledge of the underlying infrastructure requirements such as Networking, Storage, and Hardware Optimization.
- Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect.
- Track record of implementing AWS services in a variety of business environments such as large enterprises and start-ups.

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