- Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM related field such as computer science, computer engineering, or relevant
- Programming experience in one of the following languages: Java, Python, Ruby, C# or C++,
- Experience with Networking fundamentals, Security, Databases (Relational and/or NoSQL), Operating Systems (Unix, Linux, and/or Windows)
At Amazon we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptional talent, and bright, driven people. Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com and a leader in Cloud Computing, is seeking early career talent to join our AWS Tech U Program. This is a unique opportunity for driven, self-starters to play a key role in a fast-growing business, and to deliver significant value to AWS customers of all sizes from nimble startups to global brands. You will learn from top AWS subject matter experts and get paid while you train for an exciting career in the tech industry.
These are some of the most challenging and exciting roles in the IT industry today. We work with cutting edge technologies supporting the largest and most innovative businesses, non-profits and government agencies around the world. This is a an unparalleled opportunity to leapfrog your peers and take a leadership role helping AWS to transform the way the world uses technology to solve their business challenges. The skills and experiences you gain will be highly sought after throughout the industry and give you the opportunity for the career of a lifetime.
About Tech U
If you have a deep passion for utilizing technology to empower businesses and a love for collaborating with technology and business leaders then the AWS Tech U Program is for you. AWS Tech U is an accelerated career development program for those who want to advance both their technical and business skills. The Program will provide you with training and work experience that aligns in the fields of Solutions Architecture, Technical Training and Professional Service Consulting. This unique residency program consists of a 6-month, instructor-led, project-based learning curriculum (where you must be open to both Herndon, VA, and Seattle, WA for this portion of the program), followed by a 6 month On-the-Job Training (OJT) learning assignment within Solutions Architecture, Technical Training, or Professional Services Consulting. To be considered for this role, you must be willing to complete the 6 months of OJT in Herndon Virginia (based on business need). AWS will provide relocation assistance for both the academic and on-the-job training assignments.
Associate Solutions Architect
As a Solutions Architect within Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are looking for motivated technologists who possess a balance of technical depth, business knowledge, and strong interpersonal skills. You will partner across AWS teams to help customers craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business problems. As a trusted customer advocate, the solutions architect will help organizations understand best practices around cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. You will have the opportunity to help customers use AWS within their organizations ranging from new start-ups to large enterprise customers.
Here are some other qualities we are looking for:
Be great fun to work with. 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.
Enjoy working with customers of all shapes and sizes. You will have a passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud solutions for a diverse set of customers ranging from small organizations to large enterprises. Expect to help our customers design flexible and scalable solutions, and work on some of the most interesting challenges in computing.
Have a strong understanding of computing solutions. The ideal candidate will have broad experience in the computing industry. You will enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed and developing new skills.
Use your hands on experience in one or more of the following technical areas to support transitioning public sector customers’ to AWS: security and compliance, container technologies, serverless compute, machine learning, big data and analytics, databases, networking connectivity to AWS, software development and infrastructure architecture.
- Meet Customer requirements to allow for authorized work in the US You possess permanent authorization to work in the U.S. (compliance-wise we can’t include this)[ZD1]
- Troubleshooting: Experience with QA, testing, helpdesk, IT support, or any technician or quality assurance type work
- Cloud Awareness: Experience implementing a cloud-based technology solution in a school project or while working for a company
- 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)
- Passion for experiencing new technologies, cultures and locations in the US and around the world
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