Principal Solutions Architect, Digital Natives

amazon (Melbourne VIC, Australia) 6 days ago
Full-time
Job summary
Are you passionate about start-ups and how technology can help them accelerate their growth? Do you like helping fast-moving startups solve technical problems using the latest cloud technology? Do you have a knack for helping companies understand infrastructure & application architectures including integration approaches?
Digital Natives Solutions Architects work closely with technical co-founders, engineers and developers to help them make the most of the Cloud. They are at the crossroads of business and technology and engage with organizations at all stages of cloud adoption. Solutions Architects also take a leading role in creating and presenting technical content and best practices.
In this role you will get to practice your creativity, linking technology to tangible solutions and educating Digital Natives about the art of the possible. You will have the opportunity to define or invent cloud-native reference architectures for a variety of scenarios.
Be part of the team helping digital native start ups become the unicorns of the future!
Key job responsibilities
Principal Solutions Architects work on the most complex customer challenges and opportunities. They have a leading role in developing both the strategy and the team itself. They combine an informed view of the market with their understanding of emerging technology trends to speed-up innovation across their customer segment. Externally, they are recognized thought leaders and influence the strategy of our customers. Internally, they earn a reputation of role models and deliver bar-raising guidance to the broader Solutions Architecture team.
As a Principal Solutions Architect, you will:
* Work directly with strategic customers to accelerate their projects and recommend best-practice architectures in line with their long-term business outcomes.
* Own the technical relationship with the customer and operate as their trusted advisor. The best interests of the customer will shape the guidance you provide.
* Serve as a key technical member of the Solutions Architecture 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 technical engagement, and help ensure a timely and successful delivery of value.
* Conduct customer briefings, present at customer and marketing events, and other AWS thought-leadership events
* Capture and share best-practice knowledge among the solution architect community
* Document and present insights and recommendations to customer executives
* Understand the AWS market segments, customer base, and industry verticals.
* Evangelize and educate about AWS technology and industry trends (e.g. workshops, user groups, meetups, public speaking, online videos or conferences).
* Defining and executing on the strategy by engaging highly technical teams (Solutions Architects, Technical Account Managers, AWS professional services consultants and consulting/managed services partners).
* Share the voice of the customer to influence the roadmap of new features and services for the AWS platform. Proactively work within the organization to influence the evolution of the platform.
A day in the life
Our solutions architects are experienced technologists with technical breadth and depth coupled with strong interpersonal skills. In this role you will work directly with some of our largest Digital Native customers to enable innovation through continuous improvement, software development and deployment best practices, and help these businesses stay on top of the latest technology trends in software and solutions architecture in the cloud.
Many Australian software businesses are investing in modernising their technology stacks and platforms to iterate faster, increase the velocity of service delivery, achieve a global reach for their products and services, improve their security posture, all whilst driving the cost to serve and acquisition as low as possible.
As a Solutions Architect you provide technology leadership in supporting Australian Digital Native businesses modernise and invent their future software products. Solutions Architects help advise and guide customers whilst they:
* Evolve towards becoming the unicorns of the future.
* Migrate away from software monoliths using serverless and container-based micro-service architectures.
* Migrate and modernise their legacy database systems by using purpose built databases.
* Improve their security and operational rigour by embracing practices like DevSecOps and SRE.
* Define API strategy using REST and GraphQL.
* Embrace data analytics and AI/ML platforms and tools to deliver great customer experience.
* Leverage Infrastructure as Code tools & services to build & maintain environments and execute changes.
* Define and adopt new technical strategies enabling them to present their offering on the AWS platform.
* Grow to efficiently and reliably run their products, applications and services on the AWS platform.
About the team
One of the keys to AWS’s success is its top-tier collaborative culture. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple AWS professionals that can help you accelerate your career and bring ideas to market. You will be working closely with a talented team of managers and Solutions Architects that will push your technical abilities while you bring new innovations to a widely adopted and fast growing service.
Amazon offers an equitable salary package that includes shares, sign-on bonus, and a host of benefits. You will be encouraged and rewarded for doing what is right for the long-term success of the customer. We value your passion to discover, invent and build on behalf of customers.
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 we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences.

Principal Solutions Architect, Digital Natives

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