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 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.
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.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
- Educate customers of all size on the value proposition of managed services on AWS, and participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.
- Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the AWS technical and partner communities.
- In collaboration with the sales and pre-sales teams, drive revenue growth across a broad set of customers
- Act as a liaison between customers, sales, service engineering teams, and support.
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: