Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Architect - AWS Aerospace & Satellite

Amazon Web Services, Inc.

June 10, 2021

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Math
  • 5+ years of experience in the aerospace domain including experience with national security space missions
  • 10+ years of experience in enterprise IT with focus on consulting, systems architecture, software development, application architecture, database architecture, or related infrastructure domains
  • 3+ years software development, architecture and/or implementation experience
  • Knowledge of cloud computing including adoption strategies and transition challenges
AWS Professional Services is seeking engineers with experience building software for space and/or satellite communications systems to join our emerging Aerospace & Satellite group. If you are interested in applying space-specific cloud services to the aerospace market (e.g. AWS Ground Station and other AWS capabilities like edge computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning) - please keep reading!
Please note: This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.
As a part of our Aerospace & Satellite Professional Services team, you will build on your aerospace industry domain expertise and work with enterprise space customers to help them rapidly realize business value by adopting cloud technology. Partnering with internal and external organizations, you will develop new capabilities, create and execute proof of concept demonstrations, and execute a growth strategy for our customers. This is an exciting opportunity to act as a technical lead on customer engagements, responsible for opportunity capture and driving solution delivery.
We are looking for an experienced engineer who possesses deep experience in the space domain such as: national security missions, architectures, launch and early orbit operations, mission control center and spacecraft operations, constellation management, satellite communications, emergency operations, and mission data processing and distribution. Expertise in the broader aerospace domain to include aircraft, missile systems, payloads, and electronics is also desired. Knowledge of cloud computing is also critical.
Responsibilities:
  • This is a highly technical position. You will architect and implement solutions using AWS services to support aerospace industry customers across a variety of missions and use cases.
  • Lead teams through planning, prioritization, and execution on complex transformation initiatives
  • You will work closely with partner teams; drive business development initiatives through thought leadership; provide portfolio guidance and oversight; and meet customer satisfaction targets
  • Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering or already using AWS
  • Create and apply frameworks, methods, best practices and IP that create business value for our customers The successful candidate will become a trusted adviser to our customers and will work with the Aerospace and Satellite Solutions team to drive AWS adoption
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**For more information please reach out to Olivia Black (olivblac@amazon.com)**
  • US Government security clearance
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Math
  • 3+ years satellite communications experience; understanding emerging communications technologies and related protocols
  • 3+ years cloud and related information technology experience
  • AWS Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level, AWS Certified Developer - Associate Level, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level. Professional level AWS certifications desired.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing and related enterprise information technologies
  • Familiarity with compliance and security standards across the enterprise IT landscape
  • Experience building and leading successful IT transformations at Fortune 100 companies or within the Public Sector
  • Experience with embedded or real-time operating systems, and/or driver/kernel development
  • Experience programming applications backed by cloud services
  • Experience with agile developments methods
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
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