Senior Solutions Architect, Strategic

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Nov 13, 2023
Full-time Analytics AWS Cloud Computing Computer Science Data Science Information Security Networking Software Development Systems Engineering

Job Description

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect within the Strategic Accounts segment you are responsible for partnering with our most valuable customers to design cloud architectures utilizing AWS services. You have strong technical depth, business aptitude, and the ability to lead in-depth technology discussions, articulating the business value of the AWS platform and services. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required for engaging with Enterprise Architects, Technical Architects, Cloud Architects, Directors, VP’s and CXOs.

You will be part of a culture of innovation where you’ll use AWS services to help our customers solve business challenges such as rapidly releasing products/services to the market or building an elastic, scalable, cost optimized application. Enable innovation through continuous deployment in DevOps, build highly scalable web & mobile applications with data store technologies including MySQL, AWS Aurora, and NoSQL (e.g., AWS DynamoDB, MongoDB, and Cassandra). Help our customers design their IoT strategy and architecture or enable data-driven decision making through technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, EMR, RedShift, and Kinesis.

As a core member of the account team, you will drive revenue growth across a specific customer. As a trusted customer advocate, you will help organizations understand and implement advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. You will have the opportunity to shape and execute a strategy to build knowledge and broad use of AWS. You will also need to be adept at interacting, communicating and partnering with other teams within AWS such as services teams, marketing, and professional services, as well as representing your team to executive management.

AWS services cover a wide range of technologies including operational security, infrastructure, DevOps, highly available software architectures, observability, IoT, machine learning and analytics. Our customer solutions usually involve many of these at once. AWS Solutions Architects are expected to have at least one technical areas of depth, but also need to be capable of leading discussions across most of these areas.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

A day in the life

As a Solutions Architect, you will provide architectural and technical leadership to a portfolio of customers who are looking to leverage AWS services at scale. You will be the domain expert guiding architectural design decisions, while demonstrating customer obsession to ensure high availability and performance of the customers applications. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and be curious while evangelizing the latest innovations and best practices in infrastructure, engineering and application design. You will mentor peers and customers while growing your knowledge.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Austin, TX, USA | Seattle, WA, USA


  • 8+ years of specific technology domain areas (e.g. software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, data & analytics) experience
  • 3+ years of design, implementation, or consulting in applications and infrastructures experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field of study or 12+ years of related work experience


  • 7+ years design & implementation experience with large distributed applications
  • 5+ years of experience in core disciplines (E.g. compute, networking, storage, security, database architecture)
  • Professional experience architecting, operating cloud-based solutions.
  • AWS Solution Architecture certification or relevant cloud expertise.
  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud.
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT Management, and developers
  • Experience in technology/software sales or pre-sales consulting.
  • Experience with a programming or scripting language.
  • Able to adapt to new technologies, learn quickly, and manage high ambiguity.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $122,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $239,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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