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Senior Solutions Architect - Financial Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Job summary
Talkers Talk, Builders Build. Have you built a career immersed in the technology that runs global financial systems? This might be the perfect role for you! Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a technical leader with financial services experience to join our team of Industry Solutions Architects.

Key job responsibilities
You will be responsible for creating and executing the technical strategy alongside sales and business development as we work to delight our Financial Services customers through a deep relationship with AWS. You will partner with customers and several AWS teams to craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that provide solutions to solve customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of AWS services. Core use cases that you will work on will focus on might including capital markets buy or sell side system, financial regulatory reports systems, financial information provider system, risk assessment systems, actuary/underwriting systems and other back and front office applications.

As a trusted customer advocate, you will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broad use of AWS with Financial Services customers. You will also partner with other teams within AWS such as services teams, marketing, and professional services, as well as representing your team to executive management.

This position includes travel up to 20% within ANZ.

A day in the life
As a Solution Architect, you will go beyond the technical solution architecture and work with the account teams, specialists and partners to deliver a practical solution that will accelerate the customers business outcome. You will also contribute to uplifting your knowledge through AWS' broad catalogue of accreditation and education opportunities.

About the team
Work/Life Harmony
Our team is focused on balancing life with our work, and we do this via work autonomy and by prioritising solutions and processes that enable us to scale faster than the business.

Mentorship & Career Growth
One of the keys to AWS’s success is its top-tier collaborative culture. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple AWS professionals that can help you accelerate your career and bring ideas to market. You will be working closely with a talented team of Solutions Architects and managers that will push your technical abilities while you bring new innovations to a widely adopted and fast growing service.

Inclusive and Diverse Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. 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.


  • 7+ years design/implementation/consulting experience of large-scale, enterprise applications
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry focused on back-end and front-end applications in either banking, capital markets, insurance or payments.
  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy solutions to the cloud.
  • Understanding of the Financial Services ISV/vendor ecosystem and technology due to the customers you're partnering with
  • Technical degree or equivalent work experience required.


  • Broad technology experience including: cloud architecture, applications development, relational databases, NoSQL databases, analytics, machine learning, networking, security, storage, DevOps, containers, serverless, CI/CD, management and monitoring, cloud migrations, IT transformation.
  • Strong business acumen demonstrated by articulating and solving for critical business problems
  • Experience architecting/designing solutions built on cloud ideal but not required (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Presentation and whiteboarding skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with internal and external executives, IT management, and technical teams.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.

Acknowledgement of country:
In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

IDE statement:
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.