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AWS Architect - Greater Milwaukee Area

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Data Platform Cloud Solution Architect to drive high priority customer initiatives on the AWS Data Platform in collaboration with customers and the AWS field in strategic accounts segment of our business. This is a customer facing role, owning overall technical relationship between customer and Microsoft Data Platform (on premises and AWS)


You will own the AWS infrastructure technical customer engagements providing subject matter expertise including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or pilots. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers to drive core Infrastructure solutions and Datacenter migrations.


Experiences Required (Education, Key Experiences, Knowledge and Skills):

  • Breadth of technical experience and knowledge as well as depth in one or two of the following areas:

  • Commercial and Open Source on-premise and in-cloud: Database architecture, ETL, Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Governance

  • Deep understanding of data platform technologies, upgrading to modern SQL Server releases, migrating competitive databases to SQL Server, Cortana Intelligence, Microsoft BI technologies, and emerging computing trends

  • 5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects)

  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solution to the cloud

  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives and growing data platform share in large or highly strategic accounts

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management and developers)

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand customers’ overall infrastructure estate, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions)

  • Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap and architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, orchestrating key resources and infusing key infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking)

  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates

  • Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community

  • Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove key blockers

  • Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities

  • Assess the Customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year