AWS Solutions Architect

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a Principal Solutions Architect in Washington, DC who is passionate about helping enterprise customers build infrastructures and applications at scale. Our solutions architects are experienced technologists with technical breadth and depth coupled with strong interpersonal skills. As a solutions architect, you will work directly with some of our largest customers to enable innovation through continuous deployment across technology stacks and demonstrate best practices around advanced cloud solutions.

You will partner with Sales, Professional Services, and several other AWS teams to craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of our services. Our solutions architects build architectures and provide prescriptive guidance across networking, storage, operating systems, virtualization, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, Hadoop, and mid-tier technologies (application integration, security, in-memory caches).

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of large scale computing solutions and experience leading deep architecture discussions. They must be self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges and have a passion for educating, training, and designing cloud solutions for enterprise customers.


  • 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 that are secure, scalable, reliable, cost effective, and operationally excellent.
  • Educate enterprise customers on the value proposition of AWS
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions and design exercises to create world-class solutions built on AWS while ensuring solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud
  • Author or otherwise contribute to AWS customer-facing publications such as whitepapers and proof of concepts
  • In partnership with the sales team, formulate and execute a sales strategy to exceed revenue objectives through the adoption of AWS
  • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the AWS solutions architect community


  • 7-10+ years design, implementation, or consulting experience with distributed applications
  • 5-7+ years of experience architecting infrastructures, databases, applications, and/or networking
  • Technical degree required; Computer Science or Math background desired
  • 3+ years of experience in technology/software sales, pre-sales, or technical consulting
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies


  • Experience working with Enterprise scale commercial customers, Independent Software Vendors, and/or architecting/supporting SaaS technologies
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Experience architecting or operating, solutions build on AWS or other public cloud platforms
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT Management, and developers
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
  • Relevant Cloud Certifications
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Job ID: Amazon-1401582

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