Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a Solutions Architect to join our thriving technical community and growing business in the UK as part of the Education & Research team. You will join a friendly and supportive team, working together to bring the latest in disruptive cloud computing technologies to Universities, Schools, EdTech's, Research Organisations and Government departments. Our teams help customers build a deeper understanding of hyper-scale cloud technology and application architectures, and they have the consultative skills required to deliver successful outcomes.
As an AWS Solutions Architect, you will have ownership of the technical relationship with customers, making recommendations on security, cost, performance, reliability, operational efficiency and best-practice architectures.
Internally, you will be an advocate acting on behalf of the customer to help drive continual improvements to the AWS platform, sharing their needs and wants to inform the roadmap of AWS features and services. You will also help shape the future of the Solutions Architecture organisation by helping to hire, coach and mentor others.
In this role, your creativity will link technology to tangible solutions, with the opportunity to define cloud-native reference architectures with the AWS Solutions Architect community.
You will participate in the creation and sharing of recommended practices, technical content and new reference architectures (e.g. white papers, code samples, blog posts) and evangelise and educate about AWS technology (e.g. through workshops, user groups, meetups, public speaking, online videos or conferences).
If you can educate AWS customers about the art of the possible, while challenging the impossible, come build the future with us.
A day in the life
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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
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.
About the team
- Background in any of the following: Cloud Architecture, Systems Design, Software Development, Infrastructure Architecture, Data Engineering or DevOps.
- Have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical solutions.
- Verbal and written communication skills, with business-fluent English, to be able to facilitate discussions in a customer organisation, as well as the technical background that enables you to easily interact with and give guidance to customers working in operational roles.
The following qualifications are desired but not required:
- Experience working in a customer-facing role.
- AWS certification (e.g. AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional) or other industry certification.