Senior Solutions Architect - Big Data

Alberta, Alberta, CAN

Full Time
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Posted 2 weeks ago

Imagine being a part of a team where your ideas have the potential to change companies, reshape industries, and improve the lives of many. Picture working with cutting-edge technology, the most dynamic business's, and a talented & inclusive team. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-10 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Web Services where you can have fun while making history. Come and help build the future with us as a Solutions Architect.

We are looking for a Big Data Specialist Solutions Architect to join our AWS team in Canada. This individual will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for helping customers leverage the analytics services on AWS to solve their data management needs . In AWS, you’ll find teams of diverse builders whose ability to invent is only limited by their imaginations. As a trusted customer advocate, the specialist solutions architect will help organizations understand advanced cloud-based solutions and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. You will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mind share and broad use of AWS within organizations ranging from new start-ups to large enterprise customers. The ability to link technology with measurable business value is critical to a solutions architect.

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 revenue 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 mind share 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 developing new ones so you can make meaningful contributions to long-term customer success.

Roles and Responsibilities
· Design Customer Solutions. ­ Work with existing and potential customers to deeply understand their business and technical needs. Develop solutions that make the best use of the AWS Cloud platform and Analytics Services. Collaborate with AWS field sales, training, and support teams to ensure customer success.
· 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.
· Develop and support the AWS internal community of Analytics technologists.


Travel requirements:
· All travel is temporarily on hold.

Positions available in Calgary or Vancouver.

Basic Qualifications


· 7 years of experience in Big Data technologies (including Hadoop, Spark and distributed query engines)


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.
· Experience in technology/software sales or pre-sales consulting.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.





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