Solutions Architect - Startups (Auckland or Wellington)

Location:Auckland City
Job Type:Full Time
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Are you passionate about helping Kiwi Start-up Companies use cloud computing to develop and deploy large scale applications? Do you have a unique combination of entrepreneurship experience, deep technical expertise, business acumen and strong interpersonal skills? Come build with us!

Amazon Web Services, (AWS) is seeking a Solutions Architect to participate in the Start-up related activities such as architectural review, technical mentoring, and Hackathons. The solution Architect will focus on community activities, hold office hours, and run scalable programs with start-up customers, educating them on value proposition of AWS and participating in deep architectural discussion to ensure their solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.

The ideal candidate will possess customer facing skills that will allow them to present Amazon products and services well and speak with authority about a broad range of technical topics. The Solution Architect should also have a demonstrable ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges.

  • Support startups in architecting scalable, reliable and secure solutions following the AWS ‘Well-Architected’ framework
  • Support adoption of a broad range of AWS services to deliver business value for startups
  • Establish and build technical relationships within the startup ecosystem, including accelerators, incubators and VCs
  • Help startups to adopt the right architecture at each part of their life cycle
  • Develop technical content, such as blog posts, sample code and demos, to assist customers solve technical problems and reduce time-to-market
  • Present and conduct architecture discussions with customers at AWS events
  • Participate at startup-related industry events such as hackathons and user-groups


  • 5+ years of experience in the design and implementation of complex IT solutions (including scalable cloud-based solutions and microservices architectures)
  • Practical operational experience including monitoring application and infrastructure performance and reliability
  • Deep understanding of technologies in the open source developer ecosystem, including IDEs, developer frameworks, continuous integration platforms
  • Familiarity with the DevOps philosophy, practices, and tools
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in NoSQL databases, Containers and Real time analytics solutions.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills


  • CTO/co-founder experience at a VC-backed technology startup company
  • A Masters Degree in computer science, MIS, engineering or equivalent technical degree
  • AWS Solution Architect Certificates; Associates, Developer, Professional.
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (e.g. AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway, Amazon ECS, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CodeStar, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon Elasticsearch service, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon CloudFront etc.)
  • Knowledge of multiple, modern development languages such as Ruby, Python and Node.js
  • Understanding of Machine Learning and Deep Learning concepts and technology
• Experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect