Principal Consultant, Space Solutions

2 months agoUnited States


Are you passionate about the intersection of cloud computing, satellites, satellite communication, space applications, and pushing edge computing into orbit and beyond? Do you have the ability to put together unique cutting-edge solutions that bring together satellite and spaceraft sensors and data? Do you have a unique combination of technical knowledge, agile project management, business acumen and strong interpersonal skills? Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Space Solutions Architect to work with our customers to craft cloud-centric, solutions for the Space Application ecosystem.

At AWS, customer obsession is in our DNA. The successful candidate will become a trusted adviser to our customers and will work with AWS sales, business development, solution architects, and our service teams to drive adoption. This will also include showcasing service such as AWS Ground Station, AWS' compute, storage, and analytics services.

Would you like to be part of a team focused on increasing adoption of the AWS platform by engaging with companies and application developers building solutions using space-sourced data? Do you have the business savvy and the technical background necessary to help further establish AWS as the preferred platform for Space Solutions?

Here are some other qualities we are looking for:
• Be great, fun to work with. At AWS, we have a credo of "Work hard. Have fun. Make history". In this role, you love what you do, are a space enthusiast, and instinctively know how to make work fun. You are dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact.
• Enjoy working with customers of all shapes and sizes. You have a passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud solutions for a diverse and challenging set of customers, ranging from startups to enterprise customers.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Architect and assist customers deploy end-to-end solutions for using AWS services to acquire, process, distribute space-based data products.
• In partnership with the business development, solution architects and sales teams, formulate and execute a strategy to drive adoption of AWS services.
• Conduct training sessions for customers considering or already using AWS.
• Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the AWS community.
• Author and contribute to AWS customer-facing publications such as blog posts and whitepapers.
• Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have thirteen employee-led affinity groups, reaching 85,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life harmony. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here. We are a customer-obsessed organizationleaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. As such, this is a customer facing role in a hybrid delivery model. Project engagements include remote delivery methods and onsite engagement that will include travel to customer locations as needed.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

This is a customer facing role. You will be required to travel to client locations and deliver professional services when needed.


• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• 8+ years of experience in the space solutions domain, preferably with infrastructure and/or applications
• 12+ years of experience of application development and/or IT platform implementation in a highly technical role
• Experience working with external or internal customers to implement large-scale solutions
• Experience with building and deploying one (1) of the following:

• Spacecraft communication solutions with Software-Defined-Radios (SDRs), using digitized RF data
• Software applications that produce products by processing data downlinked from spacecraft, e.g. visual, IR, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), captured RF signals
• Spacecraft mission planning, commanding, management, and monitoring applications
• Solutions that allow software-defined missions


• Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Math.
• Understanding of emerging technologies and communications protocols related to the Space marketplace.
• Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the cloud services, market segments, customer base and industry verticals.
• Prior experience in a technical role within a services organization.
• Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences.
• High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations.
• Understanding of application, server, and network security and compliance requirements such as FedRAMP and HIPAA.
• Demonstrated experience leading or developing high quality, enterprise scale software products using a structured system development life cycle.
• Experience with embedded or real-time operating systems, and/or driver/kernel development.
• Experience programming applications backed by cloud services.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.

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For employees based in Colorado, this position starts at $122,300 per year. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.