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AWS Solution Architect

AWS Solution Architect

Req # 
35612
Location(s) 
US-Remote
Category 
AWS, Sales Engineering

Job Overview

Overview & Responsibilities

Do you like enjoy helping customers solve business challenges using leading edge technology? Do you have a desire to provide high quality solutions and best practices for your customers and peers as they build their business on the cloud? Are you a proven technologist and architect with a passion for helping customers create innovative solutions using AWS?

Rackspace’s recently formed Fanatical Support for AWS team are looking to hire cloud architects with experience of using and architecting with AWS, including a broad range of experience across the core AWS Product set and helping migrate/transform workloads from dedicated/virtualized or other clouds. Secure, resilient and cost efficient architectures are the foundation of every great customer experience, and this role is expected to flex across specialist areas to design solutions for a broad range of requirements and workloads. This role requires a close working relationship with our solutions engineers, sales reps, and AWS product teams to work with small to medium size opportunities ranging from start-ups to the world’s largest enterprise.

A successful candidate would work with leading-edge technology and people in the managed cloud space to define and develop supportable AWS based solutions for customers focused on security, scalability and cost efficiency.

 

REQUIRED BEHAVIORS/SKILLS: 

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to present technical concepts in clear manner to customers through demos, proposals & presentations
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Solid problem-solving abilities coupled with a desire to take on responsibility
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders at various business levels
  • Ability to resolve complex technical problems at a pre- or post-sales level, working with either sales or support personnel
  • Demonstrated, strong analysis capabilities and technical knowledge by providing innovative, supportable technical solutions
  • Drive to continually expand knowledge in the areas of new technological developments and trends
  • Attention to detail in documenting information and ability to show ownership of follow through in customer resolutions
  • Expertise in OS, networking and cloud architecture fundamentals
  • Expertise in the AWS Product set and their design/usage
  • Deep expertise in either relational (Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, Aurora) or big data (Hadoop/EMR, Redshift, Kinesis, DynamoDB, Cassandra etc) products and their design/usage.

Qualifications

DESIRABLE BEHAVIORS/SKILLS:

  • Bi-lingual skills a plus
  • Public profile or proven record of public speaking at relevant tech events
  • Desire and ability to write blog or whitepaper content on relevant technical subjects
  • General knowledge of areas of business operations beyond IT

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: 

  • Requires a high school diploma/GED
  • 2-5 years experience working explicitly in or with cloud technologies
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level minimum, ideally Professional Level
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field preferred

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