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Solution Architect - Enterprise Cloud Solutions

Who is 2nd Watch?

2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Partner and a Microsoft Azure Gold partner providing managed cloud services to enterprises and a recognized leader among Managed Cloud Providers (MSPs). The company's subject matter experts, software-enabled services and cutting-edge solutions provide companies with tested, proven, and trusted solutions, allowing them to fully leverage the power of the public cloud seamlessly and within their own organizational constraints. 2nd Watch solutions are high performing, robust, increase operational excellence, decrease time to market, accelerate growth and lower risk. Its patent-pending, proprietary tools automate everyday workload management processes for big data analytics, digital marketing, line-of-business and cloud native workloads. 2nd Watch is a new breed of partner which tailors solutions for enterprises, including design, deploy and managed cloud solutions. 2nd Watch has more than 400 enterprise workloads under its management and more than 200,000 instances in its managed public cloud. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit or call 888-317-7920.

Why 2nd Watch?

2nd Watch is in growth mode, and we are looking to build out our existing teams this year. From Managed Cloud Services to Cloud Enablement, Operations, Application Development, DevOps, Automation, Product Development, and everything in between…we are looking for superstars.  Our teams are setting industry-level standards around AWS product management and delivery, and we are looking for like-minded, focused candidates to join us.   We're building our team with talented and passionate Cloud Consultants who will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a broad use of Amazon's utility computing web resources. 

Where you fit:

2nd Watch has a unique company culture and working environment that live and breathe success and promote pushing the envelope every day in your respective role at the company.  This is what drives our teams.   Getting our attention takes creativity, ingenuity, a desire to improve each day, and a track record of caring about who you are affecting, both positively and negatively, while you are getting the right stuff done.

We are looking for a the most technically forward-thinking, cloud-passionate employees in the world and work daily to align our core values with those that we hire - Fearlessness, Tenacity, Humility, Customer Focus, Empowering One Another, Working Together, Winning as a Team, Honesty, Transparency, Having FUN – these are all key elements to who we hire. 

Position Title:

Solution Architect 

The ideal candidate is someone who:

·         Operates with the highest levels of integrity

·         Thinks Big and takes on Big Challenges

·         Has a continuous thirst for knowledge and is a perpetual learner

·         Strives to make themselves and everyone around them better

·         Has a passion for technology

 Expertise you bring:

  • 7+ years’ experience working in Enterprise IT, Online Services, as a consultant or sales engineer
  • Strong understanding of IT systems, cloud computing and their sales drivers
  • Excellent communication skills, you will be working with Sales professionals and Fortune 2000 clients
  • A Solution Sales background in IT Professional Services
  • A high level of initiative and adaptability
  • Strong desire to learn and develop subject matter expertise with all technologies 2nd Watch supports
  • Understanding of application, server, and network security
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must

Education, skills and experience you possess:

  • In cooperation with sales, produce creative solutions and strategies for enterprise grade clients
  • Collaborate with internal resources; including Professional Services, Managed Services, & Product Development teams to develop best-in-breed solutions
  • Identify and negotiate third-party solutions in support of intra- and inter-regional sales activity
  • Provide cross function and cross region support to sales for the best cloud computing solution
  • Assist in completing formal RFP responses for customers'
  • Work closely with other regional presales team, delivery organizations, and selected partners to ensure solution proposed is fully carried through into delivery and deployment effectively
  • Work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Responsible for scoping professional Services & Managed Services engagements and writing statements of work for new and existing customers
  • Ensure that our applications and infrastructure are designed and implemented to the highest security standards thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust
  • Evangelize security within 2nd Watch and be an advocate for keeping customer information secure
  • Strong technical skills around AWS, Azure, Co-location or related
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, Technical degree preferred; Computer Science or Math background highly desired
  • You will have access to several customer production sites and applications.  Confidentiality and non-disclosure of client information is a requirement and non-negotiable
  • Familiarity of a disaster recovery process and reporting security breaches is desired
  • Familiarity with and experience working with the following compliance standards: Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, PCI
  • Up to 25% travel required

Benefits and Perks of working at 2nd Watch :

Beyond an amazing, collaborative work environment, great people and inspiring, innovative work, we have some great benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salaries and all employees are bonus eligible
  • 401(k) with company stock plans to all employees
  • 100% paid medical, dental and vision coverage for all employees and 90% paid for family, along with other wellness and disability plans
  • No limit / regulation on Paid Time Off – We let you manage yourself. 
  • Catered lunches, fully stocked kitchens, focus on Philanthropy and giving back to the communities we support




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