Senior Solutions Architect - AWS Financial Services

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Solutions Architects work hand in hand with AWS customers to help them make the most of the Cloud. They are at the crossroads of business and technology and engage with organizations at all stages of cloud adoption. Solutions Architects also take a leading role in creating and presenting technical content and best practices.This role is within the UK organization and you would be working with FSI customers.Solutions Architects own the overall technical relationship between customers and AWS and make recommendations on security, cost, performance, reliability and operational efficiency. They work to understand the customer's business needs and give prescriptive guidance on how to create business value with technology. To do this they collaborate with other teams such as account management, professional services, support, product teams and the AWS partner ecosystem.In this role you will get to practice your creativity, linking technology to tangible solutions and educating AWS customers about the art of the possible. You will have the opportunity to define or invent cloud-native reference architectures for a variety of use cases, (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Serverless and Container driven architectures, Analytics and Big Data, DevOps or Security).The Solutions Architecture team is a diverse group of technologists from a variety of backgrounds. Practical knowledge of the AWS platform is desired but not required, provided you have a sound technical foundation and a desire to learn.You will have the support to grow your expertise in industry and technology areas of depth. Every day you will be learning something new from your customers, your peers and your own experiments.At Amazon you will be encouraged and rewarded for doing what is right for the long-term success of the customer. We value your passion to discover, invent and build on behalf of customers.Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek builders from all backgrounds to join our teams, and we encourage our employees to bring their authentic, original, and best selves to work.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.Roles and Responsibilities· As a Solutions Architect, you will work directly with customers to accelerate their projects and recommend best-practice architectures in line with their long-term business outcomes.· You will own the technical relationship with the customer and operate as their trusted advisor. The best interests of the customer will shape the guidance you provide.· Share the voice of the customer to influence the roadmap of new features and services for the AWS platform.· Create and capture best practices, technical content and new reference architectures (e.g. white papers, code samples, blog posts).· Evangelize and educate about AWS technology (e.g. workshops, user groups, meetups, public speaking, online videos or conferences).· Contribute to the growth of the Solutions Architecture organization by hiring, coaching and mentoring others.· Develop areas of depth in technical domains relevant to your interests and your customer's outcomes.Salary - CompetitiveBasic qualifications· Technical Degree (Computer Science, Maths, Engineering or equivalent) and/or relevant tech experience· Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English· Experience of Software, Systems or Data Design· Knowledge of a modern programming language (Python, JavaScript, Go, .Net, Java, etc.)· Passion for technology and for learningPreferred qualification · The following qualifications are desired but not required:· Experience designing, building, refactoring or operating large scale and impactful IT projects - either on premises or in the cloud· Working knowledge of cloud native architectures· In depth working knowledge in a technology domain such as distributed internet-scale web or mobile applications, DevOps, Serverless, Big Data, analytics, Machine Learning, enterprise workloads (SAP, VMware, Windows etc.), high-performance databases (SQL and/or NoSQL), complex networking implementations, highly secured workloads etc.· Knowledge of modern data processing techniques and systems· Understanding of the Financial Services IT ecosystem (SIs, ISVs, Customer trends)· Experience working in a customer-facing role· Experience collaborating effectively with internal or external stakeholder groups at multiple levels· Experience working with C-suite clients· AWS certification (e.g. AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional)· Continued or advanced learning (Master, MBA, PhD or equivalent)“Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( ) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.”

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