Specialist Solutions Architect – VMware / Hybrid / Edge - (Northeast)

US, TX, Virtual Location - Texas

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Posted 1 week ago

This position can be located remotely or at an Amazon office in the US Northeast. This position will require up to 40% travel as appropriate when allowed.

Do you have a passion for helping state and local government and education customers to innovative and implement transformative IT solutions? Do you have an ability for helping customers to build their understanding of new cloud platforms and application architectures, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch and ramp a cloud project on a trajectory to success? Do you enjoy working with fun and engaging people who deliver results?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for experienced and motivated technical AWS and VMware experts specializing in VMware Cloud on AWS to join the World-Wide Public Sector (WWPS) Specialist Solutions Architect team. VMware Cloud on AWS allows customers to run VMware's Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) stack and leverage VMware's virtualization and management software to seamlessly deploy and manage VMware workloads across their on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS environments. This role will also support the AWS Hybrid/Edge technologies.

As a Specialist Solutions Architect supporting Hybrid/Edge technologies such as VMware Cloud on AWS, AWS Outposts, AWS Local Zones, AWS Wavelength, and AWS Snowball, you will have the opportunity to work directly with product and engineering teams, AWS customers, and partners looking to integrate with their products and service offerings.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of VMware technologies such as ESXi, NSX, and vSAN, a strong understanding of software architecture and cloud computing, and data center and global enterprise networking operations. The ideal candidate will have past experience working as a Solutions Architect or similar role and must enjoy learning and introducing new features and technology in order to help colleagues and customers embrace and adopt new technology. Furthermore, an important part of this role is to be a thought leader and look beyond the technology and consider the value it creates for our customers while helping to change how technology are viewed. You will also need to be adept at interacting, communicating, and partnering with other teams within AWS such as security and compliance, services teams, field solutions architecture, sales, marketing, and professional services.

Roles and Responsibilities
· As a member of the Specialist Solutions Architecture team, you will ensure success in helping customers accelerate their adoption of our hybrid / edge specialized services including VMware Cloud on AWS.
· Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the solutions engineering and AWS solutions architect communities
· Guide and motivate the development of artifacts, data sheets, proof of concept best practices, and other high-value customer facing guidance and best practices
· Act as a conduit and liaison between customers, service engineering teams, sales and support
· Candidates must have strong communication and presentation skills and be very technical, with the ability to earn trust with AWS and VMware customers and partners at any level, from executive to developer.
This role covers the Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and the rest of the Northeast. Regular travel will be required.

Basic Qualifications


· 2+ years' experience working with customers in highly regulated industries that have requirements for working with one or more security and compliance regimes.
· 2+ years in customer-facing positions.
· 2+ years hands-on, technical experience working VMware and Cloud technologies
· 2+ years in technical role.
· 2+ years' experience with data center networks, hybrid and network topologies.
· Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges


Preferred Qualifications

· Advanced degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics or equivalent experience
· Experience with data center networks and network topologies
· Ssoftware architecture skills and experience building complex software systems
· AWS Solutions Architecture Certification (Associate or Professional)
· Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
· Ability to gain credibility and build relationships with all levels in an organization, from technical experts to senior executives
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity
· Demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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