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AWS Solutions Architect
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Job Description

AWS Solutions Architect
Downers Grove, IL

Solutions Architects (SA) focus on pushing forward technical innovation and transformation within the solution sets we provide. They work with our clients to review their business drivers and corporate objectives. By collaboration with internal technologists, Solution Architects create solutions that drive value for our clients. They also provide customer and industry feedback, which allows Company to adjust our product and technology roadmap.

The Solutions Architect team works alongside and supports the Sales and the Consulting organizations in pursuit of new client acquisitions. They help the account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing accounts. As part of this, Solutions Architects must be effective in fostering executive level relationships. Throughout the engagement process, from discovery to solution implementation, an SA must work with and often lead multi-disciplinary teams. Ultimately, he/she remains of the owner of the technical design of a client's environment.

- Collaborate with their counterparts in the Sales and Consulting organizations to create Pursuit, Solution, and Sales strategies.
- Conduct discovery and assessment workshops (often in collaboration with resources from consulting, operations and product teams)
- Develop and document solutions that meet client's (technical and business) requirements and allow them to adapt to changing industry needs
- Conduct solution development sessions and present technical solutions and business cases to a wide variety of audience
- Gain executive buy in for complex solutions by engaging in executive and senior-level technology discussions
- Gain clients' confidence as a trusted advisor by offering consultation and recommendations drawing from technology know-how and past experiences
- Align and partner with Product Management to help drive appropriate product enhancements and changes to technology roadmap
- Aid in driving stability and innovation within the client's current and future state and create solutions
based on client requirements and available product offerings

- Bachelor's degree in engineering or computer sciences
- 10+ years of experience as an architect or equivalent in the hosting and network space (preferably with a service provider)
- Proven experience in managing projects through the entire project life cycle. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high client satisfaction
- Understanding of (and experience with) public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure) and hybrid solutions preferred
- Well versed in the hosting technology landscape including compute, storage, backup, network, security, DR, DevOps and IT governance
- Good understanding of the sales process for large and complex opportunities including ITO
- Resourceful and confident in Crisis and Expectation management and confident under pressure
- Has experience in technical documentation to capture solution components in a timely manner while ensuring acceptable level of detail, data integrity, and accountability
- Ability to share knowledge and expertise among various organizations within the company and to facilitate teamwork among those organizations to better serve our clients
- Ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate strong problem solving skills
- Proficient with common office applications such as MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Visio
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral, written and presentation)


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location