- You have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math OR you have completed an Associate’s Degree in a technical field plus 2+ years of hands-on technical work experience.
The apprenticeship program was built on veteran hiring initiatives. U.S. Veterans and current U.S. Armed Forces including Reserves and National Guard, and Military Spouses are all encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates will be considered.
Are you interested in helping customers 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 customers 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?
AWS is looking for highly talented and technical consultants to join our Solutions Architect Apprenticeship Program and help accelerate our growing cloud consulting business. If accepted, apprentices will be provided both formalized IT training and on the job training leading to an opportunity to join Amazon’s world-class technical teams. You will work with some of the best and brightest engineers, while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies. As an apprentice, you will have a unique opportunity to combine technical and hands-on training with Amazon Web Services team as they help individuals and businesses take their computing infrastructures and applications into the Cloud.
AWS Solutions Architects engage in a wide variety of projects for customers and partners, providing collective experience from across the AWS customer base and are obsessed about strong success for the customer. Our team collaborates across the entire AWS organization to bring access to product and service teams to get the right solution delivered and drive feature innovation based upon customer needs.
At AWS, we have a credo of "Work hard. Have fun. Make history." In this role, you will love what you do, and instinctively know how to make work fun. You will be dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge and make a big impact. Your curiosity and intrinsic motivation to learn will prepare you for building the future. You will work with customers of all shapes and sizes and will feed your passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud solutions for a diverse and challenging set of customers ranging from small businesses to large enterprises. You will be helping our customers design flexible and scalable solutions and work on some of the most complex challenges in large-scaling computing.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The AWS Solutions Architect Apprenticeship Program is an accelerated career development program for technical professionals who want to advance their skills and help customers design flexible and resilient cloud-based solutions. Training is broken into two main pieces: instructor-led and on-the-job training.
The instructor-led training portion consists of 16 weeks of training in a classroom environment located in Herndon, Virginia. The on-the-job training portion of the program consists of development curriculum followed by experiential learning and job rotations. You will learn from top AWS subject matter experts and get paid while you train for an exciting career in the tech industry.
- Experience in design, implementation, or consulting experience with distributed software applications and architectures.
- Hands-on experience with one or more of the following domains: systems administration (Linux/Window), network administration (DNS, IPsec, BGP, VPN, Load Balancing), or programming (Node.JS, Java, Ruby, C#, Python, or PHP).
- Working knowledge of AWS services, such as Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), and Simple Storage Service (S3).
- Demonstrated presentation skills and comfortable speaking in front of others.
- Experience working within the software development or Internet industries is highly desired.