Senior Solutions Architect - West Africa, WWPS
Amazon
Lagos, NGA
4d ago

Job summary

Amazon is continuously striving to be the most customer-centric company in the world. AWS have been helping over one million customers in over 190 countries, from Airbnb to GE, to deliver flexibility, scalability and reliability across their organizations.

Behind this success is exceptionally talented, bright and driven individuals who work hard, have fun and make history.

In your role, you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of Amazon’s utility computing web services (Amazon EC2 compute, Amazon S3 storage, Amazon Simple DB / RDS databases, Amazon CloudFront CDN, etc.

within large strategic accounts. Your broad responsibilities will include : owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects, working cross-organizationally to facilitate widespread use and adoption of the AWS platform, and developing a deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform.

The ideal candidate will possess customer facing skills that will allow them to represent AWS well within the customer’s environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, and risk mitigation.

He / she should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

Key job responsibilities

  • Support the AWS Business development team to help formulate a strategy to help the adoption of AWS within West Africa.
  • Guide customers to ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services following the principles of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

  • Help educate enterprise customers on the value proposition of AWS, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.
  • Help provide one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering or already using AWS.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge among the AWS solutions architecture community.
  • Author or otherwise contribute to AWS customer facing publications such as white papers.
  • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.
  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support.
  • A day in the life

    Every day as a Solutions Architect is different. One day you could be building a Proof-of-Concept to show a customer the art of the possible, the next you could be writing content that helps our customers accelerate, the next coaching others on a technology you have expertise in.

    It's a truly varied role, that allows you to play to your strengths.

    About Us

    Inclusive Team Culture

    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 host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences.

    Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

    Work / Life Balance

    Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life.

    We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment.

    We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

    Mentorship & Career Growth

    Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.

    We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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