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Are you a migrations expert who has experience in leading and delivering the largest and most
complex migration and modernization engagements from on-premises to the AWS Cloud? Are you viewed as your client’s migration and modernization trusted senior advisor at the CXO/VP level or equivalent? Do you have a demonstrable record of influencing clients and partners through forums and direct engagements? Would you like to work with our leadership and account team on cross-functional initiatives, to secure new opportunities and help them plan, prepare and execute large-scale migrations that leverage the benefits of the AWS Cloud? Would you like a career that gives you opportunities to influence industry-thinking, directly and through others, on leading-edge approaches and best practices by driving customer insights into AWS programs and platform roadmaps?
At AWS, we are hiring the best application migration and modernization experts who can demonstrate leadership across the AWS Application Migration, Modernization and Management community, showing differentiated invention and innovation that enables our clients to benefit from the AWS Cloud. These professional services application migration, modernization and management engagements focus on leading our customers through large-scale migration programs using the AWS migration methodology, leading AWS migration services and AWS tools such as AWS Migration Hub, AWS Application Discovery Service and AWS Database Migration Service.
Our consultants provide technical and business leadership across organizations, adding value and driving success, both internally and externally, over sustained periods of time through strong leadership.
Key job responsibilities
As Principal Consultant you will lead the most complex projects with autonomy and discretion, often involving multiple Amazon and customer teams.
You will work with customers and partners, leading them through planning, prioritization and delivery of complex transformation initiatives, while collaborating with relevant Sales and Service Teams. You will design and deliver solutions that solve for new levels of complexity, scale and performance, and in turn, enable breakthrough innovations. You will create and apply frameworks, methods, best practices and artifacts that deliver prescriptive guidance to customers, and publish and present them in large forums and across various media platforms. You will guide customers’ technical architecture and investments, maximizing alignment with the AWS platform, and ease of adoption as new services and products become available.
You will help customers define target business outcomes and related work streams, and lead the subsequent projects and initiatives to consistently exceed these goals.
As an Amazonian leader you will demonstrate the Amazon Leadership Principles, coaching and mentoring others on best practices, performance and career development.
You will be required to travel to client locations and deliver professional services when needed.
A day in the life
Inclusive Team Culture
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.
We are a customer-obsessed organizationleaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust
This is a customer facing role. You will be required to travel to client locations and deliver professional services when needed.
About the team
Our team puts a high value on work-life harmony. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here.
Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, 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.
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
8+ years of experience in leading large-scale migration programs with hands-on expertise in two or more of the following domains: migration strategy design, migration business case creation, application portfolio analysis, application assessment, migration process design, migration tool implementation, migration execution, or operational integration.
10+ years of experience as a migration specialist in customer-facing roles
Ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment
Proven senior stakeholder management and communication
Experience with migrating applications from on-premises to the cloud
Experience working directly with customers and partners
Experience in a program management role or similar
Experience with migrating applications from cloud to cloud
Hands-on experience with deploying and using migration tools (e.g. Double-Take, Racemi)
Exposure to the AWS platform and its compute, storage, networking and migration services
Excellent experience with agile project management methodologies
Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Math
Understanding of virtualization technologies and system architectures that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
Presenting at public events such as technology conferences, hackathons, etc.
Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.