Specialist Solution Architect - Migration
Auckland , NZ
2d ago

Job Description

Would you like to engage with senior business and technical leaders of companies to help them achieve extensive business value by migrating and modernizing technology landscapes to AWS?

Can you work equally well with executives and technologists, leading high-visibility, high-impact IT transformation projects that are technically broad and deep?

Do you understand the challenges of cloud migration projects? Do you have experience leading technical strategy across diverse global teams driving change and business value at significant scale?

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we're hiring Migration Solution Architects to work with and enable our enterprise account teams and customers accelerate their cloud migration journey, including understanding customer business drivers and their current datacenter architecture to help design reliable and scalable cloud infrastructure foundations and define migration pathways.

This Migration Solution Architect will co-ordinate workload specific Solution Architects around specific enterprise migrations in New Zealand.

You will be part of a cross functional team including business development, sales, solution architecture, partners, and professional services, engaging with senior leadership internally and within the customer environment.

Your role will be focused on driving successful outcomes for customers, developing processes, tools and mechanisms to build repeatable and scalable engagements, and an effective partner ecosystem.

The Migration Solution Architect works with account managers and account Solution Architects for a broad array of medium to large enterprises across New Zealand, and leads migration assessment, readiness and deal technical strategy across the broader team.

The Migration Solution Architect must have the ability to train and mentor account Solution Architects on the migration process, technologies and best practices enabling them to conduct future engagements independently.


We are looking for someone who is passionate about :

  • Engaging with C-level executives to inspire, define and execute on Enterprise cloud migration strategies, demonstrating thought-leadership and a can do’ approach to enterprise migrations.
  • Working as part of a cross functional team to identify, develop, and close deals
  • Defining and executing on the technology migration strategy by engaging highly technical teams within AWS (other Solutions Architects, Technical Account Managers, professional services consultants and consulting / managed services partners) to define migration pathways.
  • Assessing migration feasibility, identifying dependencies and overcoming obstacles.
  • Engaging with development, infrastructure, security and IT operations teams at a customer and identifying repeatable patterns and architectures for cloud migration.
  • Working with large scale networks, compute and storage architectures and assisting customers and other Solution Architects to devise best practices.
  • Soliciting feedback from Enterprise customers and influencing future iterations of the AWS platform and migration programs.
  • Acting as a player-coach, leading the team but also actively leading customer engagements and deals
  • The role provides a unique opportunity to enable the account Solutions Architects to lead transformational change in Emerging Enterprise customers including leading engagements, and working along-side account teams as mentoring and coaching opportunity.


  • 8+ years of IT consulting experience as a technical specialist in enterprise CIO / CTO customer-facing roles.
  • 5+ years design / implementation / consulting experience of distributed applications.
  • Experience in leading datacenter or cloud migration projects, specifically including migration of Enterprise applications and business critical, tightly integrated workloads to AWS
  • Prior Leadership experience in leading engineering or technical teams
  • Breadth of experience across the Enterprise IT in multiple of the following areas : Infrastructure architecture; Database architecture;
  • IP Networking; IT Security; Data Center Operations; Software design or development

  • Breadth of expertise in private and public Cloud Computing (i.e. AWS platform), technologies and architectural best practices.
  • Expert level technical acumen, including the ability to understand the customer or partner IT landscape, identify opportunities and overcome any technical obstacles, ultimately influencing the adoption of AWS platform in conjunction with business requirements.
  • Expert level ability to interact with senior leadership (e.g. CxO’s) within a customer or partner organization.
  • Strong leadership capabilities, having the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse set of customers or partners, across multiple disciplines.
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills; high degree of comfort with technical and Executive audiences.
  • Demonstrate a strong bias for action and hands on approach
  • Travel to client locations as needed. Estimated 25% travel requirement.

  • A Bachelor’s degree; Masters / MBA degree.
  • Experience in architecting complex use cases leveraging AWS services and multi-vendor environment technologies.
  • Experience with cross platform migrations (from SPARC / AIX to Intel) and different hypervisor technologies (VMware, Hyper-V, Xen)
  • Hands on experience with networking and database replication technologies
  • Have an understanding of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Enterprise IT management frameworks, identifying the relationships between business services, information, applications and global infrastructure assets.
  • Experience in designing, building, and operating global IT infrastructures.
  • A proven track record of managing and delivering large-scale enterprise IT projects.
  • Familiarity with industry compliance and security standards including PCI DSS, SOC-1&2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, GxP and FDA.
  • Familiarity with discovery and migration toolkits
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