AWS Technical / Developer Evangelist - Southern Africa
Cape Town, ZA
5d ago

Amazon Web Services is the industry’s leading cloud computing platform, a range of services for developers and IT professionals that promise to lower costs and transform how applications are built.

The Technical Evangelist for Amazon Web Services will join an experienced and energetic organization that is responsible for driving the development and adoption of AWS services across Southern Africa.

In this role, you’ll combine your unbridled passion and enthusiasm with your unmatched creativity to generate grass-roots attention and support for AWS among key industry opinion makers and technologists.

Ideally, you’re someone who comes from a software and / or infrastructure background, but has an unmet need to be on stage guiding the broader industry towards a technology you firmly believe in.

You have immediate credibility with Startups, Developers, Architects, IT Managers and 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.

Responsibilities :

  • Gaining industry recognition and credibility as a regular attendee, panelist and keynote speaker at AWS and third party technology conferences, trade shows and press events
  • Developing and delivering compelling presentations, product demos, sample solutions, and discussions to drive awareness and adoption of Amazon Web Services.
  • Continuing to identify leads for potential partnerships and customer opportunities.
  • Collaborating with internal teams to define the product road map, market positioning, community user groups and developer program initiatives.
  • Creating and maintaining white papers, screencasts, demos and videos about AWS services along with emerging technologies and industry developments.
  • Significant experience working in a developer relations, technology evangelist or technical executive role
  • Strong knowledge and experience with cloud computing infrastructure, application development platforms and popular programming languages
  • Computer Science Degree
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel and ability to work autonomously
  • A history of successful speaking engagements and industry influence is preferred
  • 10 to 15 years’ experience in IT Infrastructure and / or software development, with special emphasis in areas of Compute, Storage, Databases, Networking, Application Services, Big Data and distributed computing.
  • Practical experience in cloud computing architecture work, systems or application design, development or operations is a requirement.
  • Past experience on Cloud Computing platforms is preferred. Working knowledge of AWS platform a bonus.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with social / online marketing coupled with prior experience in product definition, bring-
  • to-market strategies and setting an industry standard

  • Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Pre-established credibility and recognition in speaking engagements and technology publications is preferred.
  • Extensive industry contacts in the software development field and the ability to work cooperatively with, and gain the respect of, software developers is a must.
  • Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and 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 the further diversification of ideas.

    In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity 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

    By submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Amazon to transmit and store your information in the Amazon group of companies' world-

    wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.

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