Specialist Solutions Architect, VMware (EMEA)

Verenigd Koninkrijk, London Amazon 4 maanden geleden
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Job summary
Do you have a passion for helping customers architect systems, innovate and implement transformative computing solutions?

Do you have an ability for helping companies to understand new cloud platforms and application architectures, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a trajectory to success?

Are you ready to bring your unique combination of technical skills and business acumen, be part of a team of Specialist Solutions Architects and help customers successfully leverage Amazon Web Services and VMware technologies to transform their business?

VMware Cloud on AWS is an integrated cloud offering jointly developed by AWS and VMware delivering a highly scalable, secure and innovative service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure. VMware Cloud on AWS allows customers to run VMware's Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) stack and leverage VMware's virtualization and management software to seamlessly deploy and manage VMware workloads across their on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS environments.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for experienced and motivated technical experts in Cloud Technologies and VMware to join the World-Wide Public Sector (WWPS) Specialist Solutions Architect team in EMEA. As a member of this team, you will join a global team of VMware Cloud on AWS-focused Solution Architects and have the opportunity to work directly with VMware product and engineering teams, AWS customers, VMware customers and also Partners looking to integrate this service with their products and service offerings.

The ideal candidate have a deep technical knowledge of and hands-on experience with VMware technologies such as ESXi, NSX, and vSAN, a strong understanding software architecture and cloud computing, and a deep understanding of AWS services such as Amazon EC2, VPC, and DirectConnect.

In this role, you will need to be technically capable and credible with both AWS and VMware as well as effective in shaping the customer and solutions-focused skills of your team.
As a trusted customer advocate, you'll need to understand best practices around advanced AWS and VMware solutions.

You will build and architect solutions for a broad range of customer use cases such as hybrid architectures, migration and application modernization initiatives. The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is critical and you should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges.

Candidates must have great written and verbal communication skills and be very technical, with the ability to earn the trust AWS customers at any level, from executive to developer. We're looking for builders to help us innovate the future of cloud computing.

As a Specialist Solutions Architect, you must enjoy learning and introducing new features and technology in order to help colleagues and customers embrace and adopt new technology. Furthermore, thought leadership in terms of looking beyond the technology and considering the value technology creates for our customers, and helping to change how technology are viewed as important aspects of the role.

You will also need to be adept at interacting, communicating and partnering with other teams within AWS such as security and compliance, services teams, field solutions architecture, sales, marketing, and professional services.

Key job responsibilities

  • As a member of the Specialist Solutions Architecture team, you will ensure success in helping customers accelerate their adoption of our specialized services and that of VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the VMware solutions engineering and AWS solutions architect communities.
  • Guide and motivate the development of artifacts, data sheets, proof of concept best practices, and other high-value customer facing guidance and best practices
  • Act as a conduit and liaison between customers, service engineering teams, and support

Candidates must have strong communication skills and be very technical, with the ability to earn trust with AWS and VMware customers and partners at any level, from executive to developer.

This role covers the World-Wide Public Sector (WWPS) EMEA region and regular travel will be required.


A day in the life
Every day as a Solutions Architect is different. One day you could be building a Proof-of-Concept to show a customer the art of the possible, the next you could be writing content that helps our customers accelerate, the next coaching others on a technology you have expertise in.
It's a truly varied role, that allows you to play to your strengths.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience consulting on, managing and/or deploying VMware and Cloud technologies, with hands-on configuration and building experience
  • Experience working with customers in highly regulated industries that have requirements for working with one or more security and compliance regimes
  • Experience in customer-facing positions
  • Broad experience with related technologies including data centre networks and network topologies, hybrid architectures and experience building complex systems
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • Proven experience in a consultative technical sales or professional services with a proven track record of success.
  • Ability to gain credibility and build relationships with all levels in an organization, from technical experts to executive
  • Proven ability to collaborate across internal and external organizations and virtual teams
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience consulting on, managing and/or deploying AWS and/or VMware technologies
  • Expert level experience with data center networks and network topologies
  • Related industry certification such as AWS Solutions Architecture Certification (Associate or Professional) and/or VMware professional level certification (VCP, VCIX, VCDX)
  • Proven experience in a consultative technical sales or professional services with a track record of successful engagements
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively across internal and external organizations and virtual teams
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Ability to gain credibility and build relationships with all levels in an organization, from technical experts to senior executives


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