AWS Senior Solutions Architect - The Netherlands, Public Sector
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to join our thriving technical community and growing business in The Netherlands part of the European public sector team. You will join a friendly and supportive team, working together to bring the latest in disruptive cloud computing technologies. Our teams help customers build a deeper understanding of hyper-scale cloud technology and application architectures, and they have the consultative and leadership skills required to drive deliver successful outcomes.
As an AWS Senior Solutions Architect, you will have ownership of the technical relationship with customers, making recommendations on security, cost, performance, reliability, operational efficiency and best-practice architectures.
Internally, you will be an advocate acting on behalf of the customer to help drive continual improvements to the AWS platform, sharing their needs and wants to inform the roadmap of AWS services and features. You will also help shape the future of the Solutions Architecture organisation by helping to hire, coach and mentor others.
In this role, your creativity will link technology to tangible solutions, with the opportunity to define or invent cloud-native reference architectures with the worldwide AWS Solutions Architect community. You will participate in the creation and sharing of best practices, technical content and new reference architectures (e.g. white papers, code samples, blog posts) and evangelize and educate about AWS technology (e.g. through workshops, user groups, meetups, public speaking, online videos or conferences).
As part of the public sector team, you will mainly focus on helping government, public agencies, state-owned companies, education, healthcare organizations and charities, that are increasingly looking to leverage AWS cloud to transform and improve the experience of citizens.
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A day in the life
A typical week of a Solutions Architect will be a mix of:
- technical discussions and workshops with customers (and preparation time) to help them solve difficult problems in their journey for cloud adoption
- evangelization/discovery workshops/public talks
- hands on experience with the AWS platform, for example to create demos or proof of concepts
- dialog with internal AWS service teams to be the voice of the customers for improving the platform
For most activities, Solutions Architects in public sector generally team up with the account manager working for the given account, and team up with colleagues to leverage the best knowledge for the customers. They interact with specialists, service teams, marketing, public policy (and whoever they need to interact to achieve what is relevant for the customer).
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
- 8+ years of specific technology domain areas (e.g. software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, data & analytics) experience
- Fluent Dutch is mandatory for this customer-facing role within the public sector.
- 5+ years of infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking experience
- Experience working in or for public sector customers.
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