Specialist Solutions Architect – VMware

Do you like helping U.S. Department of Defense organizations implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping these groups understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a trajectory to success?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for experienced and motivated technical AWS and VMware experts specializing in VMware Cloud on AWS to join the World-Wide Public Sector (WWPS) Specialist Solutions Architect team. VMware Cloud on AWS allows customers to run VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) stack and leverage VMware’s virtualization and management software to seamlessly deploy and manage VMware workloads across their on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS environments.

As a member of this team, you will be part of global team of VMware-focused AWS Specialist Solution Architects and have the opportunity to work directly with VMware product and engineering teams, AWS customers, VMware customers, and partners looking to integrate this service with their products and service offerings.

The ideal candidate have a deep technical knowledge of and hands-on experience with VMware technologies such as ESXi, NSX, and vSAN, a strong understanding software architecture and cloud computing, and a deep understanding of AWS services such as Amazon EC2, VPC, and DirectConnect. In this role, you will need to be technically capable and credible with both AWS and VMware as well as effective in shaping the customer and solutions-focused skills of your team.

As a Specialist SA, you must enjoy learning and introducing new features and technology in order to help colleagues and customers embrace and adopt new technology. Furthermore, thought leadership in terms of looking beyond the technology and considering the value technology creates for our customers, and helping to change how technology are viewed as important aspects of the role. You will also need to be adept at interacting, communicating and partnering with other teams within AWS such as security and compliance, services teams, field solutions architecture, sales, marketing, and professional services.

Roles and Responsibilities
· As a member of the Specialist Solutions Architecture team, you will ensure success in helping customers accelerate their adoption of our specialized services and that of VMware Cloud on AWS
· Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the VMware solutions engineering and AWS solutions architect communities
· Guide and motivate the development of artifacts, data sheets, proof of concept best practices, and other high-value customer facing guidance and best practices
· Act as a conduit and liaison between customers, service engineering teams, and support
· Ability to collaborate effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams

Candidates must have strong communication skills and be very technical, with the ability to earn trust with AWS and VMware customers and partners at any level, from executive to developer.

This role covers the WWPS US region and regular travel will be required. The candidate may be based in Herndon, Seattle, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Austin, or Chicago.

Basic Qualifications

· Experience working with customers in highly regulated industries that have requirements for working with one or more security and compliance regimes (e.g. FedRAMP Moderate, FedRAMP High, DoD SRG, CJIS, HIPAA, PCI, etc.)
· Minimum of 3 years in customer-facing positions
· Minimum of 5 years hands-on, technical experience working VMware and/or AWS technologies
· Minimum of 5 years in highly technical roles
· Demonstrated experience with data center networks and network topologies
· Proven experience in a consultative technical sales or professional services with a proven track record of success

Preferred Qualifications

· Advanced degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics or equivalent experience
· Expert level experience with data center networks and network topologies
· Expert software architecture skills and experience building complex software systems
· AWS Solutions Architecture Certification (Associate or Professional)
· Ability to gain credibility and build relationships with all levels in an organization, from technical experts to senior executives
· Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation