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Sr. Solutions Architect – Application Modernization


Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.


Job summary
Do you like to engage with organizations to help them achieve business value by migrating and modernizing technology landscapes to AWS? Are you interested in helping them retire technical debt and accelerate innovation?

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re hiring Application Modernization Solution Architects to work with and enable our enterprise account teams and customers to accelerate their cloud adoption journey. Imagine being a part of a team where your ideas have the potential to change companies, reshape industries, and improve the lives of many. Picture working with cutting-edge technology, the most dynamic businesses, and a talented & inclusive team. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-10 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Web Services where you can have fun while making history.

As an Application Modernization Solution Architect, you will have an exciting opportunity to help customers maximize the benefits of the cloud through application modernization. You must be effective at working with customer and partner leadership to qualify, develop, and close deals around migrating and modernizing applications, including large-scale data centre migrations, SAP, VMware, and custom application refactoring.

As a trusted advisor, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our enterprise account teams and solution architects to help customers accelerate their cloud migration journey, and modernize their business on AWS. Working with strategic customers, you will help them transform existing workloads by designing modern target architectures optimized for business agility, innovation, performance, resiliency, cost, and more. You will focus on understanding our customer’s key business drivers as well as their existing application architecture(s) to deliver a technical assessment to the customer, then use these inputs to design a reliable and scalable cloud architecture(s), as well as help build the overall migration and modernization plan.

You will also collaborate with Business Development, Professional Services, and our Partner team to ensure successful management of customer progression through programs like the AWS Migration Acceleration Program. You will gain hands-on technical credibility with internal as well as customer technical leaders, and will mentor other AWS solution architects on migration best practices.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about:

  • Creating, articulating, and positioning an innovative and compelling value proposition so that customer executives clearly realize the benefits and transformation value of migrating to AWS
  • Defining and executing technical migration and modernization strategies by working with highly technical teams within AWS (Solutions Architects, Technical Account Managers, Professional Services consultants and Managed service partners)
  • Delivering modern architectures such as microservices and event-driven architectures using managed services and cloud native capabilities.
  • Engaging with development, infrastructure, security and IT operations teams at the customer to identify repeatable patterns and architectures for cloud migration
  • Driving the co-development of new go-to-market approaches and opportunities with the Geo business lead.
  • Contributing to AWS internal and customer-facing publications such as white papers and blogs as a means of scaling your knowledge.
  • Identifying platform improvements, influencing future iterations of the AWS platform and the Migration Acceleration Program

Travel requirements:

  • The successful candidate should be open to travel within the city or province and up to 30% within Canada, as required for customer meetings. Occasional travel in the USA may occur.

We offer a flexible work environment to help you balance your work and personal life, while still remaining customer obsessed.

If you are keen to help AWS customers deliver the art of the possible, while challenging the impossible, come build the future with us!


  • 8+ years in a Solutions Architect, System Engineering, Enterprise Architect, or Lead Architect role leading the discovery, design, and construction of full-stack custom and commercial off-the-shelf applications.
  • Experience architecting, designing, migrating workloads to the public cloud
  • Experience in a range of migration discovery, profiling, migration automation, and operations technologies and tools


  • 5+ years across Enterprise IT in multiple of the following areas: Microservices architecture, full-stack application design, Security (IT and/or Applications), Containers or serverless technologies
  • Multi-tier distributed architecture experience within IT consulting, IT operations, application development or support to include the following: experience migrating, architecting, operating on premises or cloud-based solutions
  • Understanding IT budgets, complex vendor relationships, and working with diverse teams to justify cloud migrations
  • Previous experience leading data center or cloud migration projects
  • Hands-on technical expertise in methodologies, building scripts or tools that enhance customers’ solutions
  • AWS certification or other relevant industry certifications

About Us – Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to employment equity. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce that reflects Canada is central to our success. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

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