Sr. Solutions Architect, VMware & Hybrid Edge

US, NC, Virtual Location - N Carolina

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Posted 3 weeks ago

This position can be located remotely or at an Amazon office either in the North East, Mid-Atlantic or Southeast regions of the United States

Do you like helping customers and partners solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Are you an expert in VMware products and technologies? Do you have a deep understanding of data center and enterprise networking and a passion for the cloud? This is the position for you. Come join our team of world class Solution Architects focusing on VMware and Hybrid/Edge infrastructure solutions. Learn new technologies, help customers and have fun along the way.

As a VMware and Hybrid/Edge Specialist Solutions Architect, you will have the opportunity to work directly with product and engineering teams, AWS customers, and partners looking to migrate to the cloud. You will focus on VMware Cloud on AWS as well as support AWS Outposts, AWS Local Zones, AWS Wavelength, and AWS Snowball.

This is a customer-facing position where you will introduce new features and products in order to help colleagues and customers embrace technological advancement. We would therefore love to see someone who has demonstrated thought leadership in terms of looking beyond the current state of your customer's technology, considering the value that new technologies can create for your customers, and helping to change how these products are viewed and accepted. It's a great opportunity for someone who enjoys interpersonal communication, as you will be heavily interacting and partnering with other teams across AWS including security & compliance, development teams, field solutions architecture, sales, marketing, and professional services.

The ideal candidate will possess deep technical VMware and infrastructure experience, as well as demonstrated ability to interact and influence customers at the Executive level. This role requires customer facing skills that will enable you to represent AWS well, not only to customers and IT executives but also to the broader VMware and Hybrid Edge community including engineers, architects and sales. The ideal candidate should also have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

In this role, you will:
· Ensure success in helping customers accelerate their adoption of VMware Cloud on AWS and our hybrid / edge specialized services
· Share best-practice knowledge among the solutions engineering and AWS solutions architect communities
· Be a thought leader who develops artifacts, data sheets, best practices, Blogs and other high-value customer facing guidance and best practices
· Be able to execute and drive Pilots and POCs of our services with customers and account teams.
· Act as a conduit and liaison between customers, service engineering teams, sales and support
· Have fun, innovate, and have opportunities to learn new technologies and skills
Candidates must have strong communication 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 Public Sector US region and regular travel will be required.

Post Pandemic Travel expectations: 30%

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Basic Qualifications


· 5+ years hands-on, technical experience working with VMware and Cloud technologies
· 2+ years' experience working with customers in highly regulated industries that have requirements for working with one or more security and compliance regimes.
· 3+ years in customer-facing positions.
· 5+ years in technical role.
· 3+ years' experience with data center networks, hybrid and network topologies.



Preferred Qualifications

· Advanced degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics or equivalent experience
· Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
· Expert level experience with data center networks and network topologies
· Expert software architecture skills and experience building complex software systems
· AWS Solutions Architecture Certification (Associate or Professional)
· 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 effectively.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· VMware Technical Certifications


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