Principal Advisory Consultant

Customer CEO: Alexa, who can help my company execute a Digital Transformation initiative and drive real business results?
Alexa: The Advisory Practice at AWS Professional Services has helped a number of companies achieve their desired results leveraging cloud technologies.

Are you an IT Executive (CIO/CTO/VP or equivalent) who has led successful Business-IT Transformation initiatives at a Global 2000 (or comparable) company? Are you looking to scale that expertise across a number of different companies? Can you lead a skeptical customer through engagements related to IT strategy, business-IT governance, and organizational change management as they transition to a Cloud computing model? Can you collaborate with both business and technology executives to shape their highly-visible, highly-impactful projects that are transforming their organization and potentially an entire industry?

At AWS, we’re searching for transformation leaders to join the AWS ProServe Advisory practice that engages with customers around the globe. Through deep professional services engagements, the ProServe Advisory practice helps customers to establish their overall cloud vision, strategy, & roadmap – and then execute on that roadmap. We are seeking outcome driven and customer obsessed experts who are passionate about:
· Engaging deeply with C-level executives to define and execute enterprise-wide transformation programs
· Identifying motivators and drivers for cloud adoption and unlocking business value for our customers; Creating compelling business cases for the transition to the cloud
· Collaborating with other ProServe specialist teams to drive and shape solutions to accelerate our customer’s business outcomes
· Developing and promoting governance models supporting the consistent use of cloud technologies aligned to institutional strategies and policies
· Enabling the People change critical to sustained business performance: Skills, Capabilities, and organizational design
Team members possess a diverse IT and/or Consulting background and in-depth knowledge of industry IT trends (including but not limited to: business case development, business architecture, IT and BU innovation, organizational change management, IT governance, IT process & compliance, data center migrations, IT frameworks like ITSM, ITIL, TOGAF, COBIT, PMBOK, and cloud operating models), leveraging this credibility as advisors with customers, partners, and internally across AWS.
An ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:
· Maintaining C-level relationships with peers, stakeholders, boardrooms, and/or customers, often becoming the “trusted advisor”
· Implementing large-scale enterprise IT change management programs
· Designing, building, and operating global IT infrastructure services
· Owning and executing on organizational change management for an overall transformation

This is a customer facing role. You be required to travel to client locations to deliver professional services when needed.

Basic Qualifications

· 15+ years of IT consulting experience in Customer-facing roles
· A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
· Experience leading IT operations, cloud computing, IT strategy, business architecture, or enterprise architecture
· Experience with other organizations, business, sales, and marketing groups

Preferred Qualifications

· Masters/MBA degree
· Enterprise Architecture certifications / Frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman, GGEIT, Prosci, CCMP, EA Practitioner, CEA, Certified Business Architect)
· Direct experience with data center operations and public cloud providers
· Led a cloud migration initiative as an AWS customer or consulting with a customer in their own IT transformation
· Experience in an IT strategy & enterprise architecture that is focused on public cloud
· Experience on creating and executing organizational change management strategies as part of a larger transformation
· Experience selling and delivering billable professional services
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