*Solutions Architect – Start-ups and Scale-ups

Job Type:Full Time
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Do you want to be part of the team helping cloud native start-ups and scale-ups become the unicorns of the future? Are you passionate about solving problems, and enjoy working across a variety of technical domains and verticals, to accelerate customer growth?

The Digital Natives team at AWS was created to:

  • Use the latest cloud computing technologies to solve business problems
  • Help fast-moving start-ups overcome barriers to rapid growth
  • Be a thought leader in the start-up ecosystem, teaching and advocating advanced cloud infrastructure & application architectures

As a Solution Architect within Amazon Web Services (AWS), you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build mind share and broad use of Amazon’s web services within key start-up accounts.

Your broad responsibilities will include owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects, developing a deep expertise in AWS technologies, and gaining broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform.

The ideal candidate will possess experience working in or leading teams at fast-moving companies within the Australian start-up ecosystem; customer facing skills that will allow them to represent Amazon well within a customer’s environment and drive discussions with senior personnel; and a “T-shaped” hands-on technical background that enables them to easily interact and give guidance to software developers and architects. S/he should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key technical member of the Solutions Architecture team in helping to ensure customer success in building applications and services on the AWS platform
  • Scope each customer engagement, with attention towards clear and well-defined objectives and success criteria
  • Own each technical engagement, and help ensure a timely and successful delivery of value.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge among the solution architect community
  • Understand the AWS market segments, customer base, and industry verticals
  • Understand and exploit internal Amazon systems

Want to learn more about being a Solutions Architect at AMAZON Web Services? Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js21xKMFdww


Can you...

  • describe a recent technology project that you built for fun?
  • explain how you decide which tech to use to solve a given problem?
  • outline the key decisions you'd need to make when designing a distributed and scalable system?
  • whiteboard architectures for highly available, secure systems?
  • walk someone through the benefits and drawbacks of a microservices architecture?
  • run through the differences between various version control systems?
  • explain what a CDN is and what value it offers for users?
  • describe what the difference is between an ALB and an ELB?

If you answered “yes” to at least four of the above and you have firsthand experience in the start-up ecosystem, we want to talk to you!


  • Computer Science or Math background highly desired; working knowledge of software development practices and technologies highly desired
  • AI/ML experience is preferred but not mandatory
  • Degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent