Amazon

Principal Solutions Architect, Aws Snow Services

3+ months agoSeattle, WA

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Come and build the future with us as we change the way the world collects, stores, processes and transfers data at the Edge. Do you want to shape the future of edge computing? Are you passionate about building next generation edge solutions for a vast range of enterprise and secure ruggedized environments? Do you want to grow and be part of a team that is building edge cloud services used in virtually all corners of the world, in the most demanding industries, and the most challenging use cases? If you said yes to any or all of those, come join the AWS Snow family of services and help us revolutionize the world of hybrid-edge cloud computing!

The AWS Snow Family helps customers that need to run operations in austere, non-data center environments, and in locations where there's lack of consistent network connectivity. The Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile, offers a number of physical devices and capacity points, most with built-in computing capabilities. These services help physically transport up to exabytes of data into and out of AWS. Snow Family devices are owned and managed by AWS and integrate with AWS security, monitoring, storage management, and computing capabilities. Processing and moving large amounts of data at remote locations to the cloud quickly, securely, and cost-effectively is a very significant challenge and we are looking for innovative leaders to embark on the journey to build a the best hybrid-edge solutions that scale without limits and deliver bar-raising customer experience in all environments and under all conditions. We need your passion, innovative ideas, and creativity to help take the service to new heights. This is an opportunity to shape the future of hybrid-edge cloud computing. Our mission is to transform the way the world builds their hybrid and edge cloud computing solutions. Watch this video to learn more about AWS Snow family.

As a Solutions Architect with AWS SnowX, you will build technical relationships with customers of all sizes and operate as their trusted advisor. You will have a big picture view of the IT landscape and will influence CXOs. In this role you will be responsible for thinking big, setting direction and priorities, driving definitions, delivering results, growing customer adoption, and ensuring we exceed all customer expectations. You will identify and achieve business and revenue opportunities by partnering with dev, product management teams and enabling new solutions. You will manage the technical relationship between AWS SnowX and our customers, making recommendations on security, cost, performance, reliability and operational efficiency to accelerate their challenging, mission-critical projects. Internally, you will be the voice of the customer, sharing their needs and wants to inform the roadmap of AWS Snow Edge Computing features. In this role, your creativity will link technology to tangible solutions, with the opportunity to define or invent edge computing reference architectures for a variety of horizontal and vertical use cases. You will lead in the creation and sharing of best practices, technical content and new reference architectures (e.g. white papers, code samples, blog posts) and evangelize and educate about AWS SnowX and AWS Edge Computing (e.g. through workshops, user groups, meetups, public speaking, online videos or conferences). This position within the AWS SnowX team represents a unique and rare opportunity within the fast growing edge computing business and help shape the technology, product, and business.

Work/Life Balance
Our team is focused on balancing life with work, and does this via work autonomy and by prioritizing solutions and processes that enable us to scale faster than the business.

On-Call Responsibility
This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week in every six. We don't like being paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our products are exceeding customer expectations. When we are paged, we work together to resolve the issue and ensure that root cause is addressed systemically.

Mentorship and Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our Snow members truly enjoy mentoring and on-boarding new members through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, doc reviews.

We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded SA and enable them to take on more complex features and services in the future.

Inclusive Team Culture
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 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

Come join a smart, innovative team that's obsessed with serving its customers and is having fun doing so in a start-up-like environment!

We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive and inclusive team culture we've been building. Come join a smart, innovative team that's obsessed with serving its customers and is having fun doing so in a start-up-like environment!

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• Background in any of the following: 10+ years professional experience in Cloud Architecture, Systems Design, Software Development, Infrastructure Architecture, Data Engineering or DevOps
• Technical Degree (Computer Science, Math, Engineering or equivalent) and/or relevant tech experience
• Fluent written and verbal communication skills
• A passion for technology and for learning
• Open to domestic and international travel up to 30%
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, 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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience with edge computing and data transfer
• Experience designing, building, refactoring or operating large scale and impactful IT systems - either on premises or in the cloud
• Working knowledge of cloud native architectures
• Knowledge of a modern programming language (Python, JavaScript, Go, .Net, Java, etc.) and/or scripting, Infrastructure as Code etc
• In-depth working knowledge in a technology domain such as distributed systems, enterprise workloads (Linux, VMware, and Windows Server), databases, file systems, NAS/SAN, software defined datacenter
• Experience working in a customer-facing role or a role which involved public speaking
• AWS certification (e.g. AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional) or other industry certification
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Job ID: Amazon-1463514