Security Specialist Solutions Architect

US, MN, Virtual Location - Minnesota

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Job summary
AWS Specialist Solutions Architects (SSAs) are technologists with deep domain-specific expertise, able to address advanced concepts and feature designs. As part of the AWS sales organization, SSAs work with customers who have complex challenges that require expert-level knowledge to solve. SSAs craft scalable, flexible, and resilient technical architectures that address those challenges. This might involve guiding customers as they refactor an application or designing entirely new cloud-based systems.

Specialist SAs play a critical role in capturing customer feedback, advocating for roadmap enhancements, and anticipating customer requirements as they work backwards from their needs. As domain experts, SSAs also participate in field engagement and enablement, producing content such as whitepapers, blogs, and workshops for customers, partners, and the AWS Technical Field.

Security Specialist Solutions Architects combine technical skills in security and compliance, business acumen, and technical sales skills. They are focused on supporting customers throughout the engagement lifecycle and work closely with the teams that support implementation including AWS Professional Services and Partners. SSAs unblock customers and help them get to production faster. Joining AWS as a Specialist Solutions Architect will give you opportunities to work on interesting and challenging problems, collaborate with a group of skilled practitioners focused on delivering outcomes for our customers, and be part of a diverse and inclusive community committed to being Earth’s Best Employer.

SSAs are part of the Worldwide Specialist Organization (WWSO), which builds and executes go-to-market plans that turn AWS ideas into multi-billion-dollar businesses. Our teams include business development, specialist sales, and specialist solutions architecture, working together to provide customer-obsessed solutions that help people run their businesses more effectively. We pride ourselves on thinking big, delivering exceptional results for our customers, and working across AWS as #OneTeam.

About the team
This team acts as the security interface with AWS customers and service teams working closely with AWS Sales and Solutions Architect teams. In this role, you will foster relationships, interpret the impacts of industry and regulatory changes, and track and report on industry trends in order to help customers realize their vision, address risks and implement their security, resilience and compliance strategies on the AWS platform. You will also provide thought leadership and operate with a high degree of autonomy and visibility.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of design, implementation, or consulting experience in applications or infrastructures
  • 4+ years within specific technology domain areas (e.g. software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, data & analytics)

  • 3+ years of decision-maker engagement

Preferred Qualifications

  • College/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Technical Cloud Certification
  • Proven ability to lead difficult projects with secure, scalable, reliable, and performant solutions outcomes
  • Deep understanding of design approaches and how to evaluate the combination of design options to meet a solution requirement
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and learn new technologies quickly
  • Able to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences through verbal communication
  • Ability to influence customers, internal teams, and technology decisions to meet business objectives


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Tags: Analytics AWS Cloud Compliance

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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Category: Architecture Jobs

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