Summit Africa RecruitmentSummit Africa Recruitment
Job title: AWS Solutions Architect
Employment type:Full Time
Experience:2 to 5 years
Salary:R20000 to R40000
Job published:07 July 2020
Job reference no:1008708084

Job Description

About the role:

As a solutions architect, you will work directly with some of our largest customers to enable innovation through continuous deployment across technology stacks and demonstrate best practices around advanced cloud solutions.

You will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to build broad use of AWS services (e.g., AWS EC2, S3, RDS etc.) directly with their key customers.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud
  • Capture and implement AWS and security best practices
  • Architecture design and other documentation such as Guideline Architectures and SOW’s
  • Hands on DevOps work with customers
  • Partner with the sales team, and help execute a sales strategy
  • Architect, build and migrate to secure, scalable and highly available environments on AWS for customers following the principles of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
  • Act as a technical liaison between customers and delivery teams on projects
  • Scoping calls and meetings
  • Requirements gathering meetings
  • Contribute to customer-facing publications such as blogs, case studies 
  • Support the Business development team to help formulate and execute strategies for client adoption of AWS
  • Help provide one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering or already using AWS.



  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate
  • 2-3 years’ experience in the DevOps or as a Solutions Architect
  • Linux Server support (2+ years)
  • Windows Server support (2+ years)
  • Web technologies like Apache, Tomcat, Nginx, HAProxy, MySQL and others (2+ years)
  • High level of expertise with key AWS services (2 years+)
  • Scripting Bash, Ruby and/or other programming skills
  • Experience with aspects of DevOps (source control, continuous integration, deployments, etc.)
  • Experience working in Consulting and/or Outsourcing companies
  • Ability to set priorities, goals and timelines to achieve maximum productivity
  • Ability to effectively exchange information, news, ideas and meaning in business and technical environments
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly



  • AWS Developer Associate, DevOps Professional, Solutions Architect Professional certificates
  • Experience with Puppet, Chef, Docker and other automation tools
  • Experience creating SOWs