Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS Federal

Job Description

Do you like helping U.S. Federal Government agencies and organizations implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping these groups understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a trajectory to success?

Are you familiar with security best practices for applications, servers, and networks? Do you want to be part of the business development team helping to establish Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a leading technology platform? Would you like to be part of a sales group, but have your opinion valued as a technical resource as part of planning and strategies?

Amazon Web Services is looking for a highly motivated Sr. Solutions Architect to help accelerate our growing Federal business as part of the World Wide Public Sector practice. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical teams, working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.

As a Federal Solutions Architect within AWS, you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build broad use of Amazon's utility computing web services (e.g., Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon CloudFront) directly with customers and our ecosystem of system integrators and solution providers. Your broad responsibilities will include: owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects; defining implementation architectures, responding to RFPs, developing a deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform; and being a subject matter expert on security as it relates to customer applications and services.

As a Sr. Solution Architect for Federal, you will provide exceptional technical design and thought leadership to the Federal markets for cloud computing working with a world class sales and business development team. You will lead efforts to capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the AWS solution architect community. You will gain the opportunity to learn from, collaborate with, and educate some of the brightest technical minds in the industry today across the breadth of enterprise architecture. The ideal candidate will have experience working with U.S. Federal mandates, security, standards and compliance for designing large scale cloud computing solutions.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the following….

  • Creating, building, educating, training and designing cloud computing architectures for our Government & Education Partners
  • Our company credo: “Work hard. Have fun. Make history.” It's critical to love what you do and take pride in your value proposition to our customers.
  • Deep-dive technical discussions around design and an intellectual curiosity to always keep your technical skills current while maintaining a pulse on industry trends

with experience in the following key areas:

  • Executive Speaking and Presentation Skills - White board, small and large group presentations
  • Technical - Web Services development/deployment experience, cloud computing
  • Operational - Web site/services operations, management, and security
  • Economic and business - RFP/Acquisition support; Technical architecture; understanding market trends; cost benefit analysis
  • Advisory/Consulting experience with U.S. Federal agencies


  • Minimum of 10 years software development, design architecture and implementation experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, math or related field
  • This position requires the applicant selected to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligibility and access. A US Government administered polygraph examination will be required. TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected will be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information. Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4.



  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the AWS services, market segments, customer base and industry verticals
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated experience leading or developing high quality, enterprise scale software products using a structured system development lifecycle
  • Experience managing highly available data center operations with responsibility for infrastructure robustness, including networking, server hardware and storage
  • Understanding of application, server, and network security and government requirements such as FISMA or DIACAP

* Please email AWS Recruiter,Shilpa Gupta( if you have questions.*
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Salary Range Salary dependent upon experience
Submission Date August 17, 2016
Location Herndon, Virginia
Employer Amazon
Position Type Full-time
Funding Status Funded
Job Category Information Technology, Intelligence Employment
Clearance TS