Senior Manager Solutions Architecture, Benelux

2 months agoAmsterdam, Netherlands


Senior Manager, AWS Solutions Architecture Benelux

Cloud Computing technology is changing the world. We are looking for individuals who want to help shape this exciting time. If you have a passion for using technology to impact the future of our customers, read on...

This role is within the Benelux organization, based in Amsterdam and you would be working with a great variety of Benelux customers across different segments.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for an experienced technical manager to lead the solutions architecture organization that helps customers succeed using AWS technologies.

In this role, you will hire and develop some of the industry's best cloud-based solutions architects, coach them on cloud adoption best practices, empower them to further develop their technical areas of depth as well as their communication, presentation and strategic advisory skills. You will be partnering with other teams within AWS such as account management, service teams, marketing, and professional services, prioritizing your initiatives and aligning goals to maximize long term value.

Senior Managers work on the most complex customer challenges and opportunities. They have a leading role in developing both the strategy and the team itself. They combine an informed view of the market and their understanding of emerging technology to speed up innovation. Externally, they are seen as thought leaders and influence the IT strategy of our customers. Internally, they earn a reputation of role models and deliver bar-raising guidance to other teams.

You and your organization will shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of AWS services within a variety of customers in the Benelux region. You will be interacting directly with executive customers to better understand their needs and align the right resources and tools to maximize their success. You will be measuring and delivering results, while staying in touch with the pace of innovation of the AWS technology and its use cases. You will need to be technically capable and credible in your own right as well so that you can shape the customer and solutions-focused initiatives of your organization.
You will get to practice your creativity in driving the link of technology to tangible solutions and educating customers about the art of the possible. Central to this will be your leadership in driving Solutions Architects to create cutting edge reference architectures for a variety of use cases.

The ideal candidate has experience building, leading and developing talented organizations of senior engineers or solutions architects. Customer-facing experience is preferred, practical knowledge of the AWS platform is desired but not required, provided you have sound leadership skills and a strong technical foundation in secure, scalable and reliable IT architectures.

At Amazon you will be encouraged and rewarded for doing what is right for the long-term success of the customer. We value your passion to discover, invent and build on behalf of customers.

Do you look around corners for ways to build mind share and broad use of technology across industries in the Benelux region?
Come build the future with us.

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• Experience in leading, hiring and growing teams of senior technology professionals, ideally in customer facing roles
• Experience in driving technical and/or organizational change of significant complexity
• High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations, with both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Influencing- and negotiation skills
• Technical Degree (Computer Science, Maths, Engineering or equivalent) and/or relevant tech experience.
• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
• Passion for technology and for learning


• History of successful leadership of technical consulting and/or architecture and/or development teams
• Prior working experience as a Solution Architect and / or manager of a technical organization
• Experience in a Chief Technology senior role
• Background in any of the following: Cloud Architecture, Systems Design, Software Development, Infrastructure Architecture, Data Engineering or DevOps
• Previous professional experience in architecting / operating solutions.
• Experience in designing, building, refactoring or operating large scale and impactful IT systems - either on premises or in the cloud
• Experience with public speaking
• AWS certification (e.g. AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional) or other industry certification
• Continued or advanced learning (Master, MBA, PhD or equivalent)
• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English