Senior Solution Architect, Global & Strategic Accounts

3+ months agoRemote


Do you like helping customers implement innovative computing solutions and solving technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping groups understand distributed application architectures, integration of best practices and, the consultative and leadership skills to lead a project to success? Are you ready to bring your unique combination of technical skills, business acumen and, a do-whatever-it-takes attitude to help your customers successfully leverage the Amazon Web Services platform to transform their business?

Amazon Web Services is looking for a highly motivated Solutions Architect to help accelerate the use of our growing platform within the Strategic Accounts segment of our business. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon's world-class technical teams, work with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies.

As a Solutions Architect within AWS, you will have the opportunity to help shape the strategy and enable broad use of Amazon's utility computing web services by directly working with our key customers. Your responsibilities will include owning the technical engagement and ultimate successful production deployment of specific projects; defining implementation architectures, developing deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how about how applications and services are constructed using AWS; and being a subject matter expert in selected solution areas (e.g. AI/ML, Security, Big Data).

As a Solutions Architect within the Strategic segment, you will provide thought leadership and exceptional technical design capabilities to your customers. You will lead efforts to capture and share best-practices knowledge within the AWS solution architect community as well as with our customers. You will also gain the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the brightest technical minds in the industry across the breadth of enterprise computing architecture.

You will be part of a culture of innovation where you'll use AWS to help our customers rapidly deliver their products to market through continuous delivery of modern solutions that are highly scalable, resilient, and elastic.

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 we 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 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.

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.

Must be able to work predominately west coast hours. If not in market, must be able to travel to the west at least 2 times a quarter (2-3 days per trip, mid week).


• 5+ years experience in infrastructure and network architecture, DevOps, or software engineering
• 3+ years design/implementation/consulting experience with Enterprise applications
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field of study or 12+ years of related work experience


• Professional experience architecting or operating AWS solutions.
• AWS certification.
• Working knowledge of a modern programming language and SDKs.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.
• Track record of producing written content such as blog posts, whitepapers, etc.
• Excellent presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking to everyone from executives to technical staff.
• Experience in customer facing roles such as technical sales or consulting.
• This is a customer facing role, so excellent communication skills (verbal, written) are expected.
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Job ID: Amazon-1454346