Technical Excellence for next generation of America's Solution Architecture team
At Amazon Web Services, we believe cloud is the new normal and it is propelling organizations to adopt cloud technologies to fuel transformative business initiatives. Our customers are interested in leveraging AWS to increase agility, improve security, reduce costs and expand globally. AWS Solutions Architects (SA) are at the forefront of this change. SA's help our customers build highly scalable, flexible, resilient, secure and cost-effective cloud architectures. As a trusted customer advocate, the SA helps organizations adopt advanced cloud-based solutions and migrate existing on premise workloads to the cloud. SA's have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mind share and broad use of AWS technologies for large, strategic customers.
The Solution Architect organization is building the workforce of the future with the most diverse and outstanding customer focused talent in roles for Solutions Architecture and Customer Solutions Manager. To complete that mission we are creating the team that will be designing and managing programs to recruit, train, transition, and continually develop talent including direct from University hires, Internships, Military Apprentices transitioning to commercial careers, supporting Diversity and Inclusion, and more. This position will be responsible for using the functional experience and understanding of solution architecture to impact the vision, design, execution, and measurement of programs created for transforming the America's Solution architecture organization into the workforce of the future. The role requires someone who gets excited about a variety of technical, project and operational duties, including: contributing to development of technical curriculum, defining and selecting architecture projects for intern programs, coaching and mentoring early in career technical talent, attending industry and university events for evangelism and recruiting efforts, contributing to the definition of technical career paths, enabling effective transition from dedicated learning to field execution. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to drive results in an ambiguous environment, with a high level of attention to detail. A successful candidate will be at the center of the team acting as a technical expert informing program design and will be part of the glue that helps our team operate efficiently, effectively and happily. You must have a passion for developing programs that will focus on talent recruitment and development.
The ideal candidate should possess a breadth of technical knowledge as well as depth in one or two areas of interest. A successful candidate will exhibit a firm grasp of technical fundamentals and the ability to learn complex new technologies quickly. A "builder" mentality that loves to tinker with technology is an asset. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated customer facing skills that will enable them to build strong advocates of AWS within the customer's environment. They should be comfortable driving discussions with a wide range of customer personnel from enterprise architects to developers regarding trade-offs, best practices, and risk mitigation.
This role is for you if you are organized, energetic, self-motivated, and care about the technical employee experience as well as have experience in teaching and program execution for field enablement and readiness. This role is for you if you seek a role in which you can strongly contribute, learn, build, and be challenged.
* Gather and define technical curriculum requirements for Early in career talent (University hires, interns), Talent in transition (Military veterans, people re-entering the workforce), and traditional industry hires.
* Evangelizing and recruiting for the Solution Architect role at Diversity and Inclusion events, University Programs, and other alternative sourcing channels
* Interface with multiple internal stakeholders across WW enablement and program delivery functions, SA business leader stakeholders, Amazon Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and customers.
* Inform the design of prescriptive career path plans and objectives for solution architect development
About the hiring group
America's Commercial Solution Architecture is building the next generation of builders; architects and customer solution managers to delight Amazon Web Services customers in their experience building on the AWS platform. The vision of this team is to understand our customers' business outcomes, which enable us to anticipate, invent, mature, and prescriptively design the most effective AWS solutions that accelerate their growth. We provide application architectural guidance, best practices for specific use cases, and assistance in designing applications and services that are scalable, reliable, and exceed our customers' expectations of performance. To be the best builders we need a diverse team that challenges current thinking and invents on behalf of our customers.
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