Associate Solutions Architect

Amazon.Com, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for individuals that are excited about cloud technology, has experience building or maintaining enterprise systems and is comfortable talking with customers about technology decisions. You will partner with customers, sales and the rest of the AWS teams to craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of AWS services. In collaboration with sales, you will drive revenue growth across a broad set of customers. As a trusted customer advocate, the solutions architect 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 mindshare and broad use of AWS within enterprise customers. Come prepared to talk about; Areas of technology that you have experience in and what new areas you are pursuing, Specific examples of how you were able to make a positive impact for customers (internal or external).

Here are some other qualities we are looking for:

Enjoy working with customers; this is not a sit behind the desk job, you will be interacting with customers that make critical decisions for large enterprise customers. This will include educating, training, designing, and building cloud solutions for customers. Communication skills are a must, if you don't have a lot of experience talking to customers we can teach you, but you have to be comfortable with the idea of doing it

Have an understanding of large scale computing solutions. The ideal candidate will have past experience working as a cloud, systems or software engineer. This can include networking, app dev, IT ops or other disciplines.

Desire to learn more. It is impossible to know everything about AWS or the customer's specific environments. The job requires constant on the job learning. We will invest in you by training for the first couple months but the learning does not stop there. You will have to be willing to be self directed in a constant high rate of learning.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • As a key member of the business development and sales team, ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services on the AWS platform.

  • Handle deeper/complex technical conversations, create and maintain engaging relationships with the customers

  • Educate customers of all sizes on the value proposition of AWS, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.

  • Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering or already using AWS.

  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the AWS solutions architect community.

  • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.

  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support.

  • 3 years design/implementation/consulting experience with IT systems.

  • Working knowledge across multiple disciplines of IT, including but not limited to compute, security, storage, networking data and analytics.

  • Technical degree encouraged; Computer Science or Math background desired.

  • Experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS. AWS Certifications are a plus,

  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud.

  • Presentatio skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with internal and/or external customers.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.

  • Willingness to travel up to 15%.

  • Amazon will provide a relocation package to a qualified candidate

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

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Associate Solutions Architect

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