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Partner Solution Architect - South Africa

Partner Solution Architect - South Africa

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Amazon Web Services South Africa Pvt Ltd
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Job Description

Do you like helping partners solve tough technical problems? Would you like to help some of the best known Systems Integrators in the world utilize cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping companies understand application architectures and integration approaches? Do you want to be part of the business development team helping to establish Amazon Web Services as the leading cloud computing platform?

As a Partner Solution Architect focused on the South Africa market within Amazon Web Services (AWS), 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 Compute, Storage, Database and Networking) across the partner community. Your broad responsibilities will include: owning the technical engagement with strategic partners.

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate:
  • The deep technical skill in software architecture and cloud computing
  • Customer facing skills ideally gained within a partner organization and have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • As a key member of the AWS Business Development team, you will act as a trusted advisor to our managed systems integrators. This includes:
  • Provide the architectural guidance and recommendations necessary to promote successful partner engagements worldwide for example for summits, workshops, product launches and other external events.
  • Champion AWS partners
  • Assist solution providers with the definition of technical strategies that will enable them to sell more of their offering on the AWS platform. Capture and share best-practice knowledge with our broader Solution Architect community
  • Evangelise AWS services and solutions to the wide partner community

Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and broader based Black Economic Empowerment and the further diversification of ideas. The relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity and Black Economic Empowerment will be considered when appointing potential candidates.

We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

Basic Qualifications

  • This position is based in Johannesburg
  • Some travel may be required
  • The right person will possess significant hands on implementation or consulting experience and demonstrate a strong knowledge of the software development lifecycle.
  • The successful candidate will have spent several years of their career in customer facing roles and a proven record of effective collaborations across multiple internal organizations and interactions with partner and customers.
  • Experience working with end user or developer communities.
  • Experience supporting partners and programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must. Past experience writing and publishing technical whitepapers desirable.
  • BA/BS degree required; Computer Science, Math or Technical background highly desired; Advanced Degree a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with AWS technologies from a dev/ops perspective
  • AWS Certification, eg. AWS Solutions Architect Associate
  • Fluency in English is essential
Location: South Africa
Competitive salary: Competitive


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