Deloitte Alliance Technical Architect – Amazon Web Services in San Francisco, California

Alliance Technical Architect Amazon Web Services

Work you ll do

Alliances Technical Architect Responsibilities

The Alliances Technical Architect is the single point of contact to Client Alignment Executives and Lead Client Partners for AWS technology strategies, roadmaps, and transformation plans. Primary responsibilities include understanding and quantifying the prospective client's baseline technology portfolio, influencing the account teams' technology portfolio planning activities to achieve year-over-year increases in Deloitte/Amazon Web Services share of wallet, and strategizing with the alliance portfolio organizations across all Global Business Units/Service Lines to address the client's transformational (multi-year) business/technology challenges. The Alliances Technical Architect requires an understanding of the client's business and technology strategies, aligns current and future joint solutions to those strategies, and advocates client needs/interests within Deloitte/AWS portfolio planning activities. Strong business and IT strategy and planning skills, the ability to influence software and service executives, and develop long lasting relationships as a trusted technical advisor are a must. The Alliances Technical Architect also works closely with the Amazon Web Services Business Managers and/or Regional Alliance Managers to optimize account planning efforts and ensures that current-period activities, deliveries, and execution do not jeopardize long term client preference for Deloitte/Amazon Web Services. The Alliances Technical Architect is focused on business development, while also having strong operational ties to support, standards, strategy, and product management, but is not a delivery leadership position.

The Alliances Technical Architect must have unique mastery and recognized authority on relevant subject matter knowledge including business processes, KPIs, standards, technologies, value chains, or integrations. This individual will contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas and provide highly innovative solutions. The Alliances Technical Architect must be able to routinely exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives as well as develop and propose technical alignment strategies and directions. This individual will act as a functional manager within area of expertise, lead large, cross-division functional teams or projects that affect the joint alliance account team's long-term goals and objectives. Participate in cross-service, multi-function teams may be required.

The team

Cloud Engineering

Our Cloud Engineering team focuses on enabling our client s end to end journey from On-Premise to Cloud, with opportunities in the areas of: Cloud Strategy, Op Model Transformation, Cloud Development, Cloud Integration & APIs, Cloud migration, Cloud Infrastructure & Engineering, and Cloud Managed Services. We help our clients see the transformational capabilities of Cloud as an opportunity for business enablement and competitive advantage.

Cloud Engineering supports our clients as they improve agility and resilience, and identifies opportunities to reduce IT operations spend through automation by enabling Cloud. We accelerate our clients towards a technology-driven future, leveraging vendor solutions and Deloitte-developed software products, tools, and accelerators.

Do you excel at building inventive solutions to resolve business challenges? If so, you may be a great fit for our Alliance Technical Architect Amazon Web Services. The alliance technical architect is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the AWS technical organization as well as Deloitte s leadership teams in an effort to identify go-to-market (GTM) opportunities that drive value for our clients, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Deloitte. The alliance technical architect s role in delivering this value mainly consists of aligning Deloitte and AWS offerings to serve our joint clients, proactively designing solutions that leverage Deloitte services in conjunction with AWS offerings, and providing technical support to Deloitte practitioners on their client engagements.


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect and/or Developer, preferably at the professional level

  • Deep experience in pricing and calculating TCO for public cloud solutions

  • Experience with architecting infrastructure solutions using core services - Virtual machines, Storage and Network

  • Experience with implementing/architecting High availability and Disaster Recovery architectures

  • Deep understanding of application architectures such as 3-tier web applications, batch processing, ETL frameworks, mobile applications, RDBMs, Big data applications

  • Experience with automation of infrastructure provisioning using tools such as Cloud Formation/Ansible, or similar technology stack

  • 5 years of experience in Cloud solutions architecture to include migrating existing applications to AWS or building Cloud-native applications in AWS

  • Knowledgeable of industry standard security frameworks and controls required of Public Cloud services to host sensitive data.

  • Broad understanding of market dynamics, competitive landscape and product perceptions

  • Integrated technical sales, service, and solution expertise

  • Deep Amazon Web Services competencies

  • Successful track record selling to CXO personas, professional service line leads and software executives

  • Experience in crafting client value propositions and leading technical alignment efforts

  • Exercise sound judgment in interpreting client needs against service and tooling offerings

  • Strong global and cross-functional team leadership facilitation skills

Position Skills:

  • Ability to identify opportunities spanning technical disciplines across product lines and/or services

  • "Quarterback" alignment of technical value propositions and positioning

  • Identify key areas of differentiation, delivery improvement and profitable direction that creates high value services and drags significant software

  • Ability to identify client business issues to then map and champion Deloitte/AWS services and software solutions

  • "X-Factor"/Out-of-the-box creativity and problem solving, i.e. client level "visioning" sessions, joint technology/services roadmaps, etc.

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with a diverse set of internal and partner executives, developers and product experts

  • Strong competency across disparate alliance support systems, i.e. training, self-solve, support, marketing, competitive intelligence, data-mining, sales pipeline, etc.

  • Validates AWS portfolio solutions against client team delivery needs & opportunities, and shapes as necessary for client team acceptance

  • Understanding of FEDRAMP controls for Public Cloud

Relevant Business Skills:

  • Excellent team player (Ability to share and communicate knowledge with team/others)

  • Ability to think strategically (Solution Enabler and Consultative Sales Style)

  • Ability to identify client business issues and resolve working with/through the vendor/Deloitte client team solution development.

  • Ability to manage work and meet specific deadlines, highly organized and self-sufficient

  • Adaptable and flexible

  • Executive presence demonstrating ability to communicate clearly and convincingly to respective client teams through excellent oral and written communication skills including strong presentation skills

  • Capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with a diverse set of internal and partner constituencies including senior level executives, developers, and product experts

  • High integrity - honors commitments: consistent and predictable follow-up

  • Highly organized, extremely self-sufficient with High Energy and Enthusiasm

Education: Bachelor's Degree is required; Advanced Degree Preferred

Work Location: Flexible

Security Clearance Requirement: N/A

Travel Requirements: Up to 50%

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