Rackspace Senior AWS Solution Architect in Remote, United States
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.
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.
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
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
Req # 35612
Category AWS, Sales Engineering