Solutions Architect - Cloud Innovation Center.
- Gurgaon, India
This job opening is for a Senior Solutions Architect Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) role within the public sector team of Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), India. The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), a policy think tank of the government of India, and AISPL announced the launch of a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC). A CIC is a public-private partnership that focuses on addressing societal challenges through digital innovation. The CIC program, created by AWS, provides an opportunity for nonprofits, education institutions, and government agencies in India to collaborate with other public sector organizations on their most pressing challenges, innovate and test new ideas, and access the technology expertise of AWS.
The NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies CIC is the first AWS CIC in India, and first around the world for AWS that is set up in collaboration with a government agency at a national level. The CIC addresses a core mission: to drive continuous innovation in delivering citizen services by deploying leading-edge technologies. NITI Aayog established the CIC to accelerate innovation with the necessary resources, knowledge, and skills. The NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies CIC will support this mission in areas such as agriculture, health, skill development, and employment. The NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies CIC will identify and prioritize projects as well as collaborate with government departments, including subject matter experts, to solve critical societal challenges in India.
The NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies CIC in India joins a global network of AWS CICs around the world, including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, and United States. These CICs are delivering successful outcomes that contribute to positive impact to the local community. For example, in February 2020, the University Of British Columbia CIC created their Open Science project for ultra-rapid discovery of known and unknown coronaviruses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by screening all public RNA-sequencing data. AWS mirrored the NCBI Short Read Archive (SRA) onto their Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) servers as an open dataset which allows for an unprecedented rate of access to the petabytes of raw data. Other CICs are doing things like building smart citizen services and improving life for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.
We are known for our unwavering customer obsession. AISPL's 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 business development (BD) and partner teams to impact how solutions are proposed, architected and implemented for clients in India. 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.
Senior Solutions Architect CIC enables the challenge sponsors by achieving pace of innovation with rapid prototyping of applications, while lowering cost of experimentation with technology, and scaling quickly to deliver outcomes good for the public sector in India. This role facilitates national platforms innovation with access to any AWS service, including fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management.
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 BD cycles for Amazon platforms, technologies, and the company, by collaborating with the BD 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 AWS Professional and Specialty certifications.
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