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Cloud Application Architect

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.

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Job Description

Are you an experienced cloud architect/developer who can assist our customers in architecting, developing and re-engineering applications that can fully leverage the AWS Cloud? Do you like to work on a variety of game changing projects, at the forefront of application development and cloud technology adoption?

In order for applications to be cloud optimized they need to be architected correctly enabling them to reap the benefits of elasticity, horizontal scalability, automation and high availability. On the AWS platform services such as Amazon API Gateway, Amazon EC2, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Elastic Container Services to name just a few, provide opportunities to design and build cloud ready applications.

Amazon Web Services is looking for highly talented hands on technical architects to help accelerate our growing Professional Services business. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical teams, working 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.

Professional Services 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.

We are looking for hands on architects/developers who are passionate about:

* Helping customers architect scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage AWS services

* Architecting and developing customer applications to be cloud optimized

* Working as a technical leader along side customer business, development and infrastructure teams.

* Providing deep software development knowledge with respect cloud architecture, design patterns and programming

* Advising and implementing AWS best practices

* Working as both an infrastructure and application development specialist

* Agile software development and DevOps

* Implementing DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration and automated deployment

Amazon aims to be the most customer centric company on earth. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers critical applications for hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.

Basic Qualifications

BS level technical degree or equivalent experience; Computer Science or Engineering background preferred; Masters Degree desired.

5 years of an application programming and/or Hhnds-on technical application architecture experience

5 years of experience as a technical specialist in Customer-facing roles.

Ability to travel to client locations as needed (25-50%)

Preferred Qualifications

Extensive experience architecting, designing and programming applications in an AWS Cloud environment

Experience with designing and building application using AWS services such as Amazon API Gateway, EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS OpsWorks

Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability

Hands on programing skills in any of the following: Python, Java, Node.js, Ruby, .NET or Scala

Agile software development expert

Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins)

Hands on familiarity with CloudFormation

Experience with configuration management platforms (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible)

Strong scripting skills (e.g. Powershell, Python, Bash, Ruby, Perl, etc.)

Strong practical application development experience on Linux and Windows-based systems

Extra curricula software development passion (e.g. active open source contributor)

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Company Profile
Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.

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