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Amazon Corporate LLC AMER Mainframe Modernization Specialist Solution Architect Manager in Seattle, Washington

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is proud to be the pioneer and widely recognized leader in Cloud Computing. Our web services provide IT infrastructure in-the-cloud that is used by hundreds of thousands of developers and businesses around the world, ranging from start-ups to leading web companies to Global 500 companies in industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Across industries, customers have been accelerating their mainframe modernization projects, moving the workloads to AWS in order to drive much greater agility in meeting rapidly evolving customer needs and realize 60-90% cost savings. Modernizing with AWS also allows mainframe customers to gain accessibility and scale by transitioning out of legacy technologies to more modern languages such as Java. AWS offers an extensive catalog of open languages, databases, analytics, and cloud native services to modernize applications, deliver new business insights, and attract new skilled talent to deliver real business transformation and competitive differentiation. Investments by AWS are helping customers accelerate their modernization efforts, capabilities complemented by Amazon\'s Mainframe Migration Competency Partners. We are seeking an accomplished leader to help build out a global high performing Solution Architecture (SA) team focused on helping customer modernize their mainframe platforms. The leader will report to the Mainframe Modernization GTM (go-to-market) organization, which is within the broader specialist sales organization. Key job responsibilities As the Americas leader of the Mainframe Modernization SA organization, your responsibilities will include driving strategic mainframe engagements, and helping customers and partners deepen business and technical relationships with customers. You will build high-performing teams of solution architects. You will focus on scaling the SA function, scaling existing AWS services, delivering enablement to the broader field organization, and developing repeatable, packaged solutions to solve customer challenges. As the voice of the customer, you will influence product teams to help them evolve the products and address issues, concerns, and requests from the field. To be successful, you will need to analyze and determine key customer insights from business drivers, market trends and customer feedback, and operating metrics. You will be responsible for establishing clear goals and deliverables for your team including customer engagements, building demos and POCs, speaking engagements, creating technical documentation, and more. You must ensure that your team is continuously learning and differentiating AWS with and for customers. You will be expected to plan and allocate for the best use of team resources in order to meet your team goals. * 5+ years of experience in technical leadership roles building high performing teams * 5+ years of leadership experience in Application Modernization or cloud technology * 5+ years of experience with mainframe re-platforming and mainframe re-factoring * 10+ years of experience in infrastructure architecture, database architecture, and app development * Mainframe modernization technical depth including mainframe architecture, Java application architecture, and HA/DR architecture fundamentals * Familiarity with complex legacy IT environments (mainframe, non-x86 legacy systems and with technologies such as COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2 for z/OS, Assembler, PL/I, Java, Rexx, flat/sequential files, GDGs, and VSAM, mid-range systems - AS/400, Unix systems, other legacy codebases and databases) and commercial ISV solutions that support these workloads. * BA/BS degree preferred or equivalent work experience required * Up to 30% travel required * Exceptional people-management skills * Ability to motivate, encourage and coach others to develop strong relationship building and solution architectu