A Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) drives high priority customer initiatives on cloud platforms like AWS/Rackspace/Google/Azure in collaboration with customers. The CSA is a technical, customer facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience. CSAs own the technical customer engagement including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment of data warehouse and BI systems.
Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.
Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts
Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources
Exceptional verbal and written communication
5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical cloud deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects)
5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, etc.)
2+ years of experience in "migrating" on premise workloads to the cloud
Deep technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Software design or development, Application Design, Systems Operations / Management, Database architecture, Virtualization, IP Networking, Storage, IT Security, Linux
Experience with Database on Cloud platforms like Amazon Redshift, DynamoDB, REDIS, etc.
Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams
Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences
Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company such as SalesForce, Amazon, VMware, Google, IBM, Avanade, T-Systems, Wipro, CSC, HP, Infosys, ServiceNow, Dell, TCS, Rackspace, Softlayer
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE FOR THE ROLE
Drive the deployment of the customers' workloads into Cloud platform and increase their consumption of the platform by providing deployment guidance, supporting development of the customers' cloud adoption model, and providing appropriate technical architecture recommendations
Run evaluations across multiple Data warehouse-as-a-service platforms and provide recommendations
Run POCs/PODs for customers.
Be SPOC for all technical conversations with partners like Amazon Web Services/Google/Azure etc
Identify, validate and grow opportunities to accelerate consumption in high potential customer accounts, in partnership with the sales team, by driving solution architecture for Cloud solutions
Keep up to date with market trends and competitive insights.