Principal Solutions Architect

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Job Type:Full Time

  • Looking for a local opportunity with global reach?
  • Want to work with a team of passionate, industry experts?
  • Help shape the future of technology with this iconic customer!
    AWS New Zealand have an exciting new opportunity for a Principal Solutions Architect here in Wellington to partner with an AWS customer to craft highly scalable, flexible, and resilient cloud architectures that address customer’s business need and accelerate the adoption of AWS services. As a trusted customer advocate, you will help the organization understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions. Working with both executive and technical teams you will seek out opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broaden the use of the AWS platform across the customer's organization. This will play to your demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges.

    As an AWS Solutions Architect, you are joining a team that invests in your success by providing a comprehensive learning program. The AWS Solutions Architecture team provides an opportunity to work in an open environment that includes self-paced learning, instructor-led training, hands-on projects, and job shadowing opportunities to develop your knowledge of the AWS ecosystem of services and solutions. Does this excite your curious mind, thirst for knowledge, and desire to understand how technology works? By working backwards from defined customer outcomes, you achieve results that delight AWS customers. You enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed and develop new ones so you can make meaningful contributions to long-term customer success.

    Come and help build the future with us as a Principal Solutions Architect.

    Roles and Responsibilities
  • Build deep relationships with customers to become a trusted advisor for their most critical workloads that support their digital transformation and journey to the cloud
  • Support achievement of revenue objectives through the adoption and migration of applications, software, and services onto the AWS platform, in partnership with the sales team
  • Educate customers on the value proposition of AWS, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud
  • Contribute to AWS internal and customer-facing publications such as white-papers and blogs as a means of scaling your knowledge
  • Act as a liaison between customers, service engineering teams, and support to address customer needs


  • 10+ years in a technical solutions architect role, designing, implementing distributed applications, databases, and networks
  • A strong storage background would be beneficial
  • Application modernization experience
  • Deep, passionate knowledge and experience in VFX, animation, 3D visualization and design and high quality imager


  • Progressive experience working with business development, enterprise account management, strategic partnerships, software development and/or program/product teams
  • Experience using M&E content creation tools (Maya, 3ds Max, Houdini, Katana, Nuke, etc)
  • Experience with popular rendering packages (Renderman, Arnold, V-Ray, Redshift, etc)
  • Experience with cloud computing and/or related fields (IT, software, etc)
  • Experience with machine learning and deep learning software platforms
  • Familiar with render management tools (Deadline, Tractor, Qube, etc)
• Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must
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