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Associate Solutions Architect

Please Note: After an initial training period of approximately 6-months in Toronto, CA, or a virtual location based on local and regional factors related to COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our employees, this job will be located in Toronto, CA or Montreal, CA.

Do you have a deep passion for utilizing technology to empower businesses? Are you passionate about collaborating with technology and business leaders to deliver cloud-based solutions?

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of and a leader in Cloud Computing, is seeking early career talent to join our AWS Tech U Program. This is a unique opportunity for driven, self-starters to play a key role in a fast-growing business, and to deliver significant value to AWS customers of all sizes from nimble startups to global brands. You will learn from top AWS subject matter experts and get paid while you train for an exciting career in the tech industry.

These are some of the most challenging and exciting roles in the IT industry today. We work with cutting edge technologies sustaining the largest and most innovative businesses, non-profits, and government agencies around the world. This is an unparalleled opportunity to leapfrog your colleagues into a leadership role helping AWS to transform the way the world uses technology to solve their business challenges. The skills and experiences you acquire will be highly sought after throughout the industry and give you the opportunity for the career of a lifetime.

Associate Solutions Architect

Our Associate Solutions Architects are passionate technologists with technical breadth and depth coupled with strong social skills. They are passionate about helping customers build infrastructures and applications at scale. In this role, you will partner across AWS to help customers craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business problems. As a trusted customer advocate, you will help organizations understand best practices around cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. You will have the opportunity to help customers use AWS within their organizations ranging from new start-ups to large enterprise customers.

About Tech U

As an Associate Solutions Architect, you will be part of AWS Tech U, which is an accelerated career development program for those who want to advance both their technical and business skills. This unique program consists of a 6-month instructor lead, project-based learning curriculum (where you must be open to a Toronto, CA location for this portion of the program), followed by a 6-month On-the-Job Training (OJT) learning within Solutions Architecture, located in Toronto, CA or Montreal, CA as based on the needs of the business. AWS will provide relocation assistance for both non-virtual academic and OJT training coursework.


· Graduated or enrolled in a STEM based Bachelor's degree program, related science/technical fields, or equivalent training, certifications, and/or experience
· 4+ months familiarity with a modern computing language such as: Java, Python, Ruby, Node.js, C#, C++
· 4+ months familiarity with networking fundamentals, security, databases (Relational and/or NoSQL), and operating systems (Unix, Linux, and/or Windows)


· Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions to both large and small audiences
· Experience implementing a cloud-based technology solution in a school project or while working for a company
· Experience with systems administration (Linux/Windows) and/or network administration (DNS, IPsec, BGP, VPN, Load Balancing)
· Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

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