Solutions Architects Fintech Startups work hand in hand with technical co-founders, engineers and developers to help them make the most of the Cloud. They are at the crossroads of business and technology and engage with organizations at all stages of cloud adoption. Solutions Architects also take a leading role in creating and presenting technical content and best practices.
Solutions Architects Fintech Startups own the overall technical relationship between customers and AWS and make recommendations on security, cost, performance, reliability and operational efficiency. They work to understand the customer's business needs and give prescriptive guidance on how to create business value with technology. To do this they collaborate with other teams such as account management, professional services, support, product teams and the AWS partner ecosystem.
In this role you will get to practice your creativity, linking technology to tangible solutions and educating Fintech Startups about the art of the possible. You will have the opportunity to define or invent cloud-native reference architectures for a variety of scenarios. (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Genomics, Analytics and Big Data, DevOps or Security).
The Solutions Architecture Fintech Startup team is a diverse group of technologists from a variety of backgrounds. Practical knowledge of the AWS platform is desired but not required, provided you have a sound technical foundation and a desire to learn.
The Startup Solutions Architecture team is dedicated to working with these early stage startup companies as they build their businesses. We're here to make sure that they can deploy the best, most scalable, and most secure architectures possible and that they spend as little time and money as possible doing so.
We are looking for technical builders who love the idea of working with early stage startups to help them as they grow. In this role, you'll work directly with a variety of interesting customers and help them make the best (and sometimes the most pragmatic) technical decisions along the way. You'll have a chance to build enduring relationships with these companies and establish yourself as a trusted advisor.
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.
Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek builders from all backgrounds to join our teams, and we encourage our employees to bring their authentic, original, and best selves to work.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Collaborate within the startup ecosystem (accelerators, incubators, VCs and meetups) to educate startups and support their growth
• As a Solutions Architect, you will work directly with customers to accelerate their projects and recommend best-practice architectures in line with their long-term business outcomes.
• You will own the technical relationship with the customer and operate as their trusted advisor. The best interests of the customer will shape the guidance you provide.
• Share the voice of the customer to influence the roadmap of new features and services for the AWS platform.
• Create and capture best practices, technical content and new reference architectures (e.g. white papers, code samples, blog posts).
• Evangelize and educate about AWS technology (e.g. workshops, user groups, meetups, public speaking, online videos or conferences).
• Contribute to the growth of the Solutions Architecture organization by hiring, coaching and mentoring others.
• Develop areas of depth in technical domains relevant to your interests and your customer's outcomes.
• Technical Degree (Computer Science, Maths, Engineering or equivalent) and/or relevant tech experience
• CTO/co-founder/architect experience for a VC-backed technology startup company or strong interest in the Startup ecosystem
• Experience of Software, Systems or Data Design
• Passion for technology and for learning
• Fluency in English
The following qualifications are desired but not required:
• Experience designing, building, refactoring or operating large scale and impactful IT projects - either on premises or in the cloud
• Experience in the startup community as either a founder, mentor, investor, or early technical employee
• In depth working knowledge in a technology domain such as distributed internet-scale web or mobile applications, DevOps, Serverless, Big Data, analytics, Machine Learning, highly secured workloads etc.
• AWS certification (e.g. AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional)
• Fluency in Finnish
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