Job Description :
AWS Analytics Cloud Solution Architect
Location : Chicago, IL
Duration: 6+ months

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate AWS Analytics Cloud Solution Architect to drive high priority customer initiatives on the AWS Platform.

You will own the 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.

Key responsibilities include:
Understand customers’ overall infrastructure estate, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions (AWS and 3rd party solutions)
Hands on experience on the AWS Analytics services like EMR, RedShift
Experience migrating on-premise data sets to the AWS
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 an AWS Platform evangelist with customers and external communities
Assess the Customers'' knowledge of AWS platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery

Experiences Required – Education, Key Experiences, Knowledge and Skills:
AWS Professional Certification (Solution Architect, SysAdmin or Developer) is must
Deep domain expertise of AWS Analytics cloud solutions (i.e. EMR, RedShift, S3, Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers and Infra as a code technologies), breadth of technical experience, and technical aptitude to learn and adjust to new technologies and cloud trends required
Experience and understanding of large-scale Analytics deployments in enterprise-wide environments require
Ability to collaborate with the information management development team and assist them in the migration process via best practices and thought leadership
5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects)
Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives and growing data services in large or highly strategic accounts
Acknowledged for 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)
Technical Degree: min of Bachelor of Computer Science or adjacent fields preferred
Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position with a software / services company

Skillset/Background for architect (Need to be hands-on) – Onsite (Chicago)
15+ years of overall IT experience focus on analytics and related platforms
8+ years of Cloud experience across AWS, GCP
Experience in migrating very large data sets from on-prem to AWS
Cloud Infrastructure Automation involving Terraform, ARM, CloudFormation, etc
Strong scripting skills (Bash, Python, etc)
Experience installation/setup of Monitoring tools - ELK, Splunk, NewRelic, AppDynamics, etc
Good understanding of Cloud Security principles - AWS Security, Network, Infrastructure, Platform security.
Hands-on experience in Containerization - Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
CloudFoundry experience a big-plus.
Travel required: 100%