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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Solutions Architect, Startups, AWS (Sub Saharan Africa)

    Job Summary

    • Startup Solutions Architects work hand in hand with technical co-founders, engineers and developers 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.
    • 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 Startups about the art of the possible. You will have the opportunity to define or invent cloud-native reference architectures for a variety of scenarios (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Genomics, 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 learn 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.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Technical Degree (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent) and/or relevant tech experience
    • CTO/co-founder/architect experience for a VC-backed technology startup company or strong interest in the Startup ecosystem
    • Experience of Software, Systems or Data Design.
    • Passion for technology and for learning.
    • Fluent written and verbal communication in English.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    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
    • Knowledge of a modern programming language (Python, JavaScript, Go, .Net, Java, etc.)
    • In depth working knowledge in a technology domain such as distributed internet-scale web or mobile applications, DevOps, Serverless, Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning, highly secured workloads etc.
    • AWS certification (e.g. AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional).
    • Fluent written and verbal communication in French.

    Here are some other Qualities we are Looking for:

    • Be great fun to work with. At AWS, we have a credo of “Work hard. Have fun. Make history”. In this role, you will love what you do, and instinctively know how to make work fun. You will be dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact.
    • Enjoy working with customers. You will have a passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud solutions for a diverse and challenging set of enterprise customers.
    • Have a strong understanding of large scale computing solutions. The ideal candidate will have past experience working as a systems or support engineer or technical architect. You will enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed and developing new ones, so you can make strong contributions to deep architecture discussions. You will regularly take part in deep-dive education and design exercises to create world-class solutions built on AWS.

    Method of Application

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