Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for an experienced technical manager to lead a solutions architecture team that helps some of the highest growth startups in Sub-Saharan Africa succeed using AWS technologies.
Your team members will leverage their deep knowledge of AWS technologies to impact how solutions are proposed, architected and implemented for potential and existing customers.
In this role, you will hire and develop some of the industry’s best cloud-based solutions architects, coach them on cloud adoption best practices, empower them to further develop their technical areas of depth as well as their communication, presentation and strategy skills.
You will be partnering with other teams within AWS such as account management, business development, service teams, marketing, and professional services, prioritizing your initiatives and aligning goals to maximize long term value.
You and your teams will shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of AWS services within Early stage and High Growth Startup customers.
You will be interacting directly with customers to better understand their needs and align the right resources and tools to maximize their success.
You will be measuring and delivering results, while staying in touch with the pace of innovation of the AWS technology and its use cases.
You will need be technically capable and credible in your own right as well so that you can shape the customer and solutions-focused initiatives of your team.
You will get to practice your creativity in linking technology to tangible solutions and educating customers about the art of the possible.
Central to this will be your leadership in driving Solutions Architects to create cutting edge reference architectures for a variety of use cases.
The ideal candidate has experience building and leading teams of senior engineers or solutions architects at large enterprises or startups.
Customer-facing experience is required, ideally having worked as a Solutions Architect, Consultant, Pre-sales engineer or other similar role.
Practical knowledge of the AWS platform is desired but not required, provided you have sound leadership skills and strong technical foundation in secure, scalable and reliable IT architectures.
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