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Solutions Architect - Public Sector Middle East

Solutions Architect - Public Sector Middle East

Job ID 
574729
Location 
BH-Bahrain
Posted Date 
9/12/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services Bahrain S.P.C.
Position Category 
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for experienced and motivated technologist managers who possess a unique balance of technical depth, strong interpersonal skills and management skills. Together with a team of skills Solutions Architect, you will partner some of the world’s largest companies, internal AWS teams and several other AWS teams to craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of AWS services. In collaboration with other teams, you will AWS customer adoption across a small set of global customers. As a trusted customer advocate, the solutions architect will help organizations understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. Together with them, you will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broad use of AWS within enterprise customers. The ability to connect technology with measureable business value is critical to a solutions architect. You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges. As the SA Manager, you will be responsible for team management (headcount planning, hiring, objectives & performance) as well in-depth with the Solutions Architect to define the technology strategy at their account, and guide and assist with large opportunities.

Here are some other qualities we are looking for:

Be great fun to work with. At AWS, we have a credo of “Work hard. Have fun. Make history”. In this role, you will love what you do, and instinctively know how to make work fun. You will be dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact.


Have experience in managing technology professionals working at enterprise customers. You know how to hire the best talent, develop these individuals and coach them to be successful at their customer. You know how to invent new ways of managing team collaboration and how to empower individuals.

Enjoy working with large, global customers. You will have a passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud solutions for a diverse and challenging set of enterprise customers.

Have a strong understanding of large scale computing solutions. The ideal candidate will have past experience working as a systems or support engineer. You will enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed and developing new ones, so you can make strong contributions to deep architecture discussions. You will regularly take part in deep-dive education and design exercises to create world-class solutions built on AWS.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years design/implementation/consulting experience of distributed applications
  • 5+ years experience in infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking
  • 5+ years’ experience with multi-national enterprise customers
  • 5+ years management of technical, customer facing resources
  • Technical degree required; Computer Science or Math background highly desired
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Created and managed a new team of technology professionals
  • Achieved Associate and/or Professional AWS certifications
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Experience deploying large-scale production quality systems
  • Experience working within software development or Internet-related industries
  • Experience working with Public Sector Customers
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT Management, and developers
  • Comfortable presenting at medium to large technical meet ups and conferences
  • High level of comfort communicating effectively across customer and internal AWS organizations
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • History of successful technical consulting and/or architecture engagements with large-scale customers or enterprises
  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
  • Familiarity with common enterprise services (Directory Services, Information Assurance, Virtual Desktop, etc.), products (i.e., Oracle, SAP) and frameworks (ITIL, Zachman, TOGAF, etc.)
  • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
  • Fluency in Arabic

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