Senior Solutions Architect, Enterprise Canada

Amazon

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Full time

May 5

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At AWS, we believe in thinking big so you should be motivated to be dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge that makes a big impacts to the business and help build the future with us. AWS is looking for an experienced Solutions Architect to help advise our Enterprise customers on how to best adopt and leverage the value of AWS technology. This is an ideal role for someone with experience in various industry, knowledge of enterprise applications, infrastructure and a solid understanding of the transformative value cloud technologies can bring.


As a Solutions Architect (SA), you should partner with customers, AWS Sales, and several other AWS teams to craft highly scalable, flexible, and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of AWS services. In collaboration with sales, you should help drive growth across a broad set of customers. As a trusted customer advocate, you should help organizations understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions.

You should seek out opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broaden the use of the AWS platform across the customer's organization. You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges.


As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect, you are joining a team that invests in your success by providing a comprehensive learning program. The AWS Solutions Architecture team provides an opportunity to work in an open environment that includes self-paced learning, instructor-led training, hands-on projects, and job shadowing opportunities to develop your knowledge of the AWS ecosystem of services and solutions.

The ideal candidate has a curious mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to understand how technology works. By working backwards from defined customer outcomes, you achieve results that delight AWS customers. You enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed and develop new ones so you can make meaningful contributions to long-term customer success.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build deep relationships with customers to become a trusted advisor for their most critical workloads that support their digital transformation and journey to the cloud.
  • Support achievement of revenue objectives through the adoption and migration of applications, software, and services onto the AWS platform, in partnership with the sales team.
  • Educate customers on the value proposition of AWS, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.
  • Contribute to AWS internal and customer-facing publications such as white-papers and blogs as a means of scaling your knowledge.
  • Act as a liaison between customers, service engineering teams, and support to address customer needs.

Travel requirements:

  • All travel is temporarily on hold. Under normal circumstances, open to travel within the city or province and up to 25% out of province as required for customer meetings.
  • All onboarding training will be virtual.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related field of study OR 8+ years of professional or military work experience
  • 8+ years within specific technology domain areas (e.g. software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, data & analytics)
  • 3+ years of design, implementation, or consulting experience in applications and infrastructures
  • Experience communicating across technical and non-technical audiences, including executive level stakeholders or clients


  • 7 years in a technical solutions architect role, designing, implementing distributed applications, databases, and networks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, in French and English

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies (e.g. ITIL, Zachman, TOGAF, etc.)
  • Experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT managers, and developers
  • Hands-on scripting experience (e.g. Python, Perl, JavaScript, JQuery, etc.)
  • Technical degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.



About Us

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.


Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.



Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

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