Solutions Architect
Amazon.com
Cape Town, ZA
10d ago

Do you like helping customers architect systems and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies?

Do you have a knack for helping companies understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a trajectory to success?

Do you want to be part of the business development team helping to establish Amazon Web Services as a leading technology platform?

If this sounds like you, this is your dream job.

As a Cloud Architect you will engage with the most promising companies in South Africa. As a key member of the AWS Tech Business Development team, you will play a strategic role in helping our customers transform their business.

Your broad responsibilities will include : owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects, and 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.

Ideally, you have hands-on experience using AWS (or can learn quickly) and have excellent communication skills to share your knowledge with a diverse audience of customers, from developers to technology executives.

You have immediate credibility with developers at all levels, from students to CIOs. You love to share your passion with others and exhibit good judgment in selecting strategic opportunities to do so.

You don’t just want to be part of an industry movement; you want to be out front leading it. Your experience in the start-

up world, software development skills as well as technical evangelism

Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Serve as a key member of the Business Development team in helping to ensure customer success in building applications and services on the AWS platform.
  • Scope each customer engagement, with attention towards clear and well-defined objectives and success criteria.
  • Own each engagement, and help ensure a timely and successful delivery of value.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the solution architect community.
  • Continue to identify leads for potential partnerships and clients and assisting with presales support
  • Work with Startup companies & Incubators as well as Developer community to convince them to develop on the AWS platform
  • Collaborate with internal teams to define the product road map, market positioning, and developer program initiatives
  • Work with your worldwide counterparts to share best practices and help build a best-in-the-industry evangelism organization.
  • Understand and exploit the use of salesforce.com and other internal Amazon systems.
  • Be technical in cloud and open source technologies
  • The right person will be highly technical and analytical, possess 8+ years of designing / consulting on / implementing relevant technologies
  • Technical degree; Computer Science or Math background highly desired
  • Strong knowledge and experience with cloud computing infrastructure, application development platforms, open source, DevOps, and popular programming languages (such as full stack Java Script, Python, Ruby, Rails)
  • Experience working within the software development or Internet industries within the start-up community
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
  • A history of successful speaking engagements and industry influence is preferred.
  • Experience working within software development or Internet-related industries
  • Professional experience architecting / operating solutions built on AWS
  • AWS Certification, eg. AWS Solutions Architect Associate
  • Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

    We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

    Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and broader based Black Economic Empowerment and the further diversification of ideas.

    The relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity and Black Economic Empowerment will be considered when appointing potential candidates.

    We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

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