- Calcutta, India
This job opening is for a Solutions Architect role within the public sector team of Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), India. We work with the central government ministries, state and local governments, public sector units, education institutions, EdTech startups including India-based Unicorns, nonprofits, and healthcare. Our vision is to help public institutions in India to make a significant impact to the lives of citizens, by taking a technology generation leap through use of AWS cloud services within the domains of Skilling, Smart Infrastructure, Healthcare and Inclusion (Physical, Digital and Financial).
We are known for our unwavering customer obsession. Our solutions architecture teams are on the front line of helping customers succeed using AWS technologies. Our team members leverage their deep knowledge of AWS technologies in collaboration with our sales and partner teams to impact how solutions are proposed, architected and implemented for clients. Helping make customer success a reality and seeing the impact in real-time drives our teams to explore new frontiers in leveraging AWS cloud for both commercial and public sector organizations.
If you have worked with Amazon Web Services technologies or have AWS certifications you would like to leverage, we will help you maximize the impact of your skills and knowledge. Along the way, you'll share with and learn from talented team members all focused on helping customers explore the benefits of moving from on-premise infrastructure to the cloud.
As a solutions architect you will provide a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures, and implement designs that will scale over time based on five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.
You will do well in this role if you demonstrate excellent customer-facing communication skills representing technical solutions at senior leadership levels. You thrive on diving deep into complex technology environments and express these as industry standard architecture diagrams and well-articulated solution narratives. You will be right at home if you stay updated on latest technology trends and have a sense of urgency and hunger for learning more about customer business and relevant technology solutions across industries. Solutions architects love to travel, spending time with diverse customers, small and large, self-manage high intensity context switching between competing priorities, and demonstrate a sense of urgency to deliver results.
Delivering to primary responsibilities of a solutions architect you will 1) establish technical credibility in sales cycles for Amazon platforms, technologies, and the company, by collaborating with the sales team to win new business; 2) capture and convey best practices and provide prescriptive guidance around application and systems design on the Amazon platforms and technologies, via direct customer and partner interaction, development of technical content, events, evangelism, training, and operational event support; and 3) help drive the evolution of the Amazon platforms and technologies by providing direct input and feedback from the field to the engineering teams developing these offerings. Finally, tenured team members are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and developing top SA talent; managing and applying that resource in a prudent and efficient way; and driving cross-organizational initiatives related to the areas identified above.
Basic qualifications for the role include 10+ years of 1) current AWS cloud solution architecture experience; 2) hands-on software engineering experience; and 3) strong academic background in science or engineering.
Preferred qualifications include work experience with the India public institutions, RFP sales and solutions lifecycle experience. Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
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