The Digital Apps, Games, and Services (DAGS) team is looking for an experienced and motivated leader who possesses a unique balance of technical depth and relationship management skills.
Our partners develop apps and games for Amazon devices powered by Fire OS and Alexa, such as Fire tablets, Echo Show, Smart TVs, streaming media players (e.g. Fire TV Stick) .
As a Principal Solutions Architect, you will work with top-tier partners to create incredible Alexa-enabled experiences that will wow customers on Fire TV, Echo Show and Tablets.
You will act as the primary technical liaison between external partners and Amazon product teams to help shape their product roadmaps.
Your role will be to guide partners as they productize and integrate with Amazon Services and enable them to grow their business through monetization and increase in engagement.
You'll evangelize best practices through whitepapers, presentations and sample code and help partners adopt a new voice paradigm in their apps and games, using various Alexa services such as Video Skills Kit (VSK).
As you build relationships with your partners, you'll understand their business, product roadmap, and challenges. You'll use this information to influence Amazon product teams, helping improve the product offerings and quality of Amazon products and services.
Key Responsibilities :
Provide technical consultation to strategic partners and Amazon product teams
Write sample code to accelerate adoption of Amazon technology
Author blog posts, contribute to webinars, create presentations, and run demos to explain technical concepts
Create best practices, knowledge base articles, and processes to increase the effectiveness of the team
Guide partners as they build and migrate their applications, software, and services on Amazon devices
Act as a technical liaison between customers, external partners, Amazon engineering teams, and support
Educate customers of all sizes on the value proposition of Amazon Services and Alexa, and participate in deep architectural discussions
Travel about 10%
Hiring in any of the locations - Berlin, London and Luxembourg.
8+ years of IT consulting experience as a technical specialist in Customer-facing roles.
5+ years design / implementation / consulting experience of distributed or mobile applications.
Breadth of experience across mobile and TV paradigms
Expert level technical acumen, including the ability to understand the customer or partner landscape, identify opportunities and overcome any technical obstacles, ultimately influencing the adoption of Amazon services in conjunction with business requirements.
Expert level ability to understand the business domain of the customer or partner and the business problems the customer or partner is facing, with the intent to solve the business problems.
Expert level ability to interact with senior leadership (e.g. Directors, CxO) within a customer or partner organization.
Strong leadership capabilities, having the ability to communicate effectively with diverse set of customers or partners, across multiple disciplines.
Strong presentation and written communication skills; high degree of comfort with technical and Executive audiences.
Bachelor's in computer science, or a related technical field preferred
Fascinated and obsessed with mobile devices and business models
Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences at the C level
Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills
Self-starter who can succeed in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving industry and business organization
Demonstrated effectiveness working across multiple business units to achieve results
Strong problem-solving skills; the ability to analyze problems and develop actionable and appropriate tactical plans quickly