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**Returning IT Professionals: Cloud Consultant**

**Returning IT Professionals: Cloud Consultant**

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Amazon Web Services Australia Pty Ltd
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Job Description

(located in Sydney or Melbourne)

Would you like the opportunity to rejoin the workforce and resume your career? If that’s you, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has the opportunity for you to gain deep insights into how customers and partners use cloud computing web services to do big new things faster and at lower costs?

At Amazon (or AWS), our aim is to be the world’s most customer-centric company and we know that attracting women with a diverse range of technology and consulting skills and experience is key to achieving this goal. So we developed the Returning Professionals Program (RPP). The RPP is our commitment to finding strong female technology professionals and supporting them return to their professional career journey. But it can be hard – technology is moving at such a fast pace, that a couple of years out of the profession mean candidates aren’t on top of latest technologies or accreditations. The RPP recognises this, and is created to support women to get back on track quickly, with a paid, 6-month intense program where you will have a mentor throughout, and comprising tailored training, hands on application and shadowing of seasoned consultants in the field, and at the end of the program, the opportunity to apply for a full time role at AWS.

Returning Professionals Program

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re looking for folks who have had 2-10 years break in their career but who are ready to return to work at one of the most high-growth and transformational companies around, and in one of the most exciting roles, AWS Professional Services, where we are helping the largest enterprises in APJC use Cloud technology to transform their businesses from top to bottom.
Who Should Apply?
We are looking for professionals who have spent between 10-15 years in Information Technology or Enterprise Consulting, but who then decided to take some years off work to focus on other pursuits. Today, these professionals are looking to return to IT or Consulting. We are offering these individuals a hands-on reintroduction program that includes core training, practical shadowing assignments, and technical-skills refresh initially on a 6-month fixed-term contract basis with a view to considering the individual for a full-time role at the end of the program.
What Will You Do?
AWS Professional Services, is made up primarily of Consultants who are roughly divided into two camps: Cloud Architects are technical professionals who help our customers define and execute an enterprise and solution architecture, and IT Transformation Consultants support the non-technical aspects of transformation such as culture change, Business Strategy, or IT Process and Governance modernization. Both of these roles are defined by formal Job Descriptions that can be found online at The RP program is looking for candidates that would suit both these type of roles.
Successful candidates hired initially on a fixed-term 6-month contract will complete a 3-month onboarding program that involves classroom and online training and in-the-field shadowing assignments with senior consultants. This will be followed by a 3-month check-ride program through which the candidate will lead 1 or 2 engagements with support from a senior program mentor and deliver a presentation on their project and outcomes. Candidates will graduate the program after 6 months and can apply and be considered for a full-time role with AWS.
What Differentiates the Best Candidates?
We are looking for candidates who are absolutely obsessed about customers, business transformation, and how the cloud can play a pivotal role in helping enterprises remake themselves for the future. Because Professional Services works with the largest enterprises around the world, we are also looking for someone with strong consulting capabilities such as executive presence, listening and creative thinking, strong written and spoken communication, and an experience-earned intuition about how large enterprises change and transform, and what can stall them.
We are also looking for candidates who will be a good culture fit for AWS. Candidates should read the Amazon 14 Leadership Principles and think deeply about whether they are personally aligned to these values.
We appreciate that you likely would not have hands-on experience with Cloud technologies, but you should be able to demonstrate how, through your working experience and/or formal education, you have a sound understanding of one or more IT disciplines, have a good experience-earned intuition about business technology, and both love, and are exceptional at, learning new stuff quickly.
Finally, we are looking for candidates who are serious about joining AWS. We intend to invest heavily in you as we know after a long break, you’ll need special, focused attention, and time. That’s fine, so long as you are serious about committing to the program for the long haul should there be a good fit.
Candidates must have the right to work in the country where the role for which they are applying resides, and be available to start April 2018.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of IT and Consulting experience followed by a career break
  • Passion, and ability, to learn new technologies and skills
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing and fast-paced environment
  • Sound technical background. IT implementation and Consulting experience
  • Prior experience in leading the design, development and deployment of business software at scale
  • Ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • Customer-facing skills to represent AWS well within the customer’s environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies
  • IT Operations processes (e.g.: ITIL)
  • Prior knowledge of cloud technology
  • BS level technical degree required; Computer Science or Math background
We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to inventing on behalf of our customers. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, culture, education, as well as professional and life experience. We are working to develop leaders and shape future talent pools to help us meet the needs of our customers around the world.

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