Rackspace is recognised as a company of experts, delivering world-class cloud service and a superior support experience on the world’s leading technology platforms. As part of our managed cloud strategy we are seeking an experienced and accomplished AWS Specialist Solutions Architect to fill key a position within our specialist pre-sales team.
AWS is one of the fastest-growing cloud platforms in the world, and the core mission of this role is to engage with our customers and prospects to provide pre-sales architectural advice and thought leadership for our supported workloads running on the Amazon platform. This role will as be working closely with our internal Application Architects to design and maintain good practice blueprints for leading commerce and content applications, such as Oracle Commerce (ATG), Hybris, Magento, Sitecore, and Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced pre-sales or technical professional confident in AWS. The role is customer facing, working closely with business and technical influencers, IT Pros, and Rackspace partners in understanding the technical strategy, competitive differentiation, and value proposition of our solutions. The role also enables you to interact with the team that develops, deploys, and operates our AWS and DevOps based offerings.
The right candidate for the role will have multiple years’ experience with cloud platforms like AWS. You have served as a subject matter expert in designing and migrating applications to live in the cloud. We are looking for the top talent in the industry, highly-skilled in complex cloud deployments and adept at the design and implementation of complex platforms.
Your engagements will see you working directly with customers and prospects as well as supporting existing Solution Architects. Each engagement will see you understanding our customers and prospects specific public cloud needs, and require you to understand complex applications that may sit across a multitude of service models and technologies.
You will have confidence in knowing your skills (and limitations), you are calm and collected under pressure and always available to mentor the less experienced. Your colleagues see you as a good team player who is keen to share knowledge as well as to listen and learn from others.
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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
The ideal candidate for this role will have a deep understanding of Cloud Computing – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. In addition the right candidate will have the following skills:
One or some of these would accreditations be advantageous: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate, CCNA, VCP.
BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE:
You should have varying degrees of experience (subject to level) in some or all of the following areas: