Principal Solutions Architect

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Job Type:Full Time

Principal Solutions Architect - Large Enterprise

Would you like to engage with the world’s largest enterprises to accelerate their business success using cloud technology? The Solutions Architecture team are looking for an experienced technologist to join our team in Perth, Australia. You’ll possess a solid technical background with excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills.

Do you have experience guiding technical strategy in enterprise scale environments, across distributed and diverse teams? Can you work equally well with executives and technologists, driving value propositions, enablement, architecture and technology decisions around high-visibility, high-impact transformation projects that can be both technically broad and/or deep? As trusted customer advocates, the AWS solution architecture team, also helps customers design the early iterations of new solutions and products, often exploring new technical grounds.

You will collaborate with customers, partners and other AWS teams to craft architectures that work back from customer's business needs and accelerate the adoption of appropriate AWS technology. As a Principal, you will be a player/coach taking leadership while also being a net contributor to customer activities. You will help shape and design solutions covering a spread of domains from migration of core enterprise applications to working with AI/ML and IoT to name a few. The ability to learn new technology and develop industry relevant architectures and convey business value is critical to the role.

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Typical Responsibilities:

  • Work as a primary member of the Account Team, identifying and driving new opportunities demonstrating a collaborative and teaming approach
  • Develop your own deep expertise in market relevant AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform and partner technology.
  • Able to build and maintain technical trusted advisor relationships with technical decision makers, supporting their adoption and deployment of AWS services and technologies in collaboration with multiple AWS teams.
  • Over time develop, maintain and deliver thought leading content, such as reference architectures, blog posts, white-papers and speak at internal / 3rd party events to educate our customers and/or thought lead in the industry
  • Support the evolution of the AWS platform and teams, such as connecting engineering to our customers or feedback, proposals of new methodologies, frameworks, tools, patents, solutions and business processes, all with the aim of accelerating customer value in the cloud
  • Hire, mentor and develop AWS sales and solutions architecture teams to provide expert advice to our customers
  • Enjoy positive and fun working environment that encourages a culture of building and experimentation
  • AWS Solutions Architects drive change throughout the industry, what will you change?


    At Amazon Web Services, we don't mind being called "peculiar." We have our own way of doing things. We're obsessed with customers, we see beauty in simplifying the complex, and we're comfortable with being misunderstood. That might sound unorthodox, but our unusual approach and our culture - focused on removing obstacles so builders can build - are part of why our people enjoy working in AWS.

    We’re passionate about supporting the needs of our people and their family members. Benefits include Medical Cover, Employee Assistance Programs and Global Mobility opportunities.


Basic Qualifications

  • Relevant IT experience in a combination of technology, architecture and consultation roles focused on technical transformation in large/complex IT environments
  • Deep knowledge of emerging, current and legacy application + infrastructure architectures, processes, frameworks, technologies and tools
  • Able to engage development teams effectively, carrying a working conceptual knowledge of software development environments, tools and engineering processes
  • Solid knowledge of data and analytic ecosystems
  • Practical technical capabilities to allow for experimentation and prototyping over our new services and features
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills. Experience communicating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple teams
  • Up to 20% travel when restrictions safely allow


Preferred Qualifications
  • Senior IT Leader with business transformation and trusted adviser experience
  • Resources Industry Experience
  • Area-of-depth in any of: Machine Learning, Data & Analytics, Industrial Technology, I/IoT
• Practical experience and certifications in large scale cloud platforms