Sr Solution Architect, Supporting Western US - Department of Energy and NASA

Do you like helping U.S. Federal Civilian government 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?

Are you familiar with security best practices for applications, servers, and networks? Do you want to be part of the business development team helping to establish Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a leading technology platform? Would you like to be part of a sales group, but have your opinion valued as a technical resource as part of planning and strategies?

Amazon Web Services is looking for a highly motivated Sr. Solutions Architect to help accelerate our growing U.S. Federal Civilian Government business as part of the World Wide Public Sector practice. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon’s world class technical teams, working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.

As a Sr. Solutions Architect within AWS, you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build broad use of Amazon’s utility computing web services (e.g., Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon CloudFront) directly with customers and our ecosystem of system integrators and solution providers. Your broad responsibilities will include: owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects; defining implementation architectures, responding to RFPs, developing a deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform; and being a subject matter expert on security as it relates to customer applications and services.

As a Sr. Solutions Architect, you will provide exceptional technical design and thought leadership to the Federal Civilian Government markets for cloud computing working with a world class sales and business development team. You will lead efforts to capture and share best-practice knowledge among the AWS solution architect community. You will gain the opportunity to learn from, collaborate with, and educate some of the brightest technical minds in the industry today across the breadth of enterprise architecture. The ideal candidate will have experience working with industry best practices for security, standards and compliance for designing large scale cloud computing solutions.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the following….
· Creating, building, educating, training and designing cloud computing architectures for our Federal Civilian Government customers.
· Our company credo: “Work hard. Have fun. Make history.” It’s critical to love what you do and take pride in your value proposition to our customers.
· Deep-dive technical discussions around design and an intellectual curiosity to always keep your technical skills current while maintaining a pulse on industry trends.
with experience in the following key areas:
· Executive Speaking and Presentation Skills – White board, small and large group presentations
· Technical – Web Services development/deployment experience, cloud computing
· Operational – Web site/services operations, management, and security
· Economic and business – RFP/Acquisition support; Technical architecture; understanding market trends; cost benefit analysis
· Advisory/Consulting experience with Federal Civilian agencies

**For additional information or to send your resume directly, please email Rich Schucker at ricsch@amazon.com**

Basic Qualifications

· 8+ year of software development, design architecture and/or implementation experience
· Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math or related field

Preferred Qualifications

· The ability to travel frequently to customer sites in and around the West > 75% travel
· Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the AWS services, market segments, customer base and industry verticals
· Strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
· Demonstrated experience leading or developing high quality, enterprise scale software products using a structured system development lifecycle
· Experience managing highly available data center operations with responsibility for infrastructure robustness, including networking, server hardware and storage

For more information, visit https://aws.amazon.com/federal/


· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity


Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Pursuant to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.*
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