Our Client is seeking an AWS Solutions Architect to join their rapidly growing AWS Services team! This fast paced, cutting edge group is a devops focused team responsible for working directly with customers to help them adopt, monitor, and manage their evolving cloud computing needs. The AWS Solutions Architect is a senior level high-impact role which will play a key part in driving the continued growth of their AWS business. In addition to helping existing customers maintain and grow their AWS footprint, you will also:

  • Participate in pre-sales activities including helping prepare proposals, proof-of-concepts, demonstrations, roadmaps, and architectural design sessions
  • Be positioned as the client’s trusted adviser making best practice recommendations and approaches to unlock the full potential of running solutions on AWS
  • As a trusted adviser this role will evangelize DevOps approaches by working with software engineers to build automated CI/CD pipelines and automating the monitoring and operational needs of the AWS environments

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Mentor and train a team of AWS Administrators and AWS Systems Engineers and facilitate cross training within and between departments.
  • Technical liaising between customers, development & support teams
  • Provide technical leadership to support teams & stakeholders
  • Collaborate closely with Agile software engineering teams to design and develop continuous integration, continuous deployment pipelines leveraging tools like CodePipeline and Jenkins.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and recurring problems that impact production applications or business processes
  • Design, document, and maintain architecture diagrams for systems, processes, and interfaces
  • Direct collaboration with customer account management teams to formulate and help execute delivery and growth strategy
  • Be an AWS evangelist, who is passionate about educating customers on the value of our Client and AWS
  • Participate in architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new and migrating existing applications, software, and services on the AWS platform
  • Facilitate hands-on educational sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering, or already using, AWS
  • Build proof of concepts (POCs) to actively demonstrate solutions
  • Manage incidents as a point of escalation and resolving issues quickly and concisely for high profile AWS environments.

Required skills and experience

  • Comprehensive understanding of AWS including: AWS Command Line (CLI), AWS SDK, current AWS product offerings and services, best practices and troubleshooting techniques, and experience providing systems administration and issue resolution for AWS.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional is a must. Experience with CloudWatch (Events/Logs), IAM Roles, CloudTrail, EC2 Systems Manager, cross account AIM group policies, auditing, and monitoring.
  • Expert level experience with IaaS – EC2, VPC, EBS, ELB, KMS, Config, SNS, SQS, SES, SWF, S3, and Glacier
  • Data Management – Redshift, RDS, EMR, Data Pipeline, Kinesis, DynamoDB
  • Mastery with one or more scripting or programming languages.
  • Experience with security and compliance in AWS
  • Demonstrated experience with automation tools such as Chef, Puppet (Configuration Management), CodePipeline and Jenkins (Continuous Integration/Development).
  • Good judgment in proactively identifying issues and recommending solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively within a team, while also taking the initiative to lead when needed. Ability to influence others and gain support for ideas is desirable.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects at the same time. This includes support of existing customers, building out environments for new customers, and ongoing projects.
  • The ability to keep current with the latest AWS service offerings and willingness to accept training and certification
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred skills and experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Experience with DevOps, Private/Hybrid/Public cloud configurations, patterns, and practices.
  • Experience with cloud platforms Azure, Google, SoftLayer.
  • Experience with Docker
  • Ability to work with REST API.
  • Knowledge of datacenter management, ITIL and MOF operational processes.
  • Open Source experience is a plus.

Benefits Include: 

  • 100% paid employee medical and dental insurance premiums
  • Paid vacations
  • 401(k) Plan with guaranteed match
  • Paid disability insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • On-site fitness center
  • Free personal trainers
  • Free gym memberships
  • Free refreshments
  • Free fresh fruit and snacks
  • St. Louis Cardinals & St. Louis Blues tickets for our employees