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Solutions Architect, Visual Computing

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Job summary
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the pioneer and recognized leader in Cloud Computing. Our web services provide a platform for IT infrastructure in-the-cloud that is used by hundreds of thousands of developers and businesses around the world. These customers range from start-ups to leading web companies to Global 500 companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

AWS is seeking an experienced and motivated technologist with a passion for creating strategies, best practices and solving complex business challenges focusing on Animation, Visual Effects, and AR/VR workflows.
The Visual Computing Solutions Architect will be responsible for creating and driving the technical strategies to help customers realize advanced 3D graphics workflows in next-generation cloud-based production pipelines. You will partner with our Go-To-Market (GTM) and engineering teams to provide solutions to solve customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of cloud technology in film, television, marketing and design, architecture, and related fields.

As a Visual Computing Solutions Architect, you will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver on a strategy to redefine how innovative animation, Visual Effects, and AR/VR companies create, compute, and consume 3D content by helping deliver solutions that enable creators to realize their vision at a scale not seen before. As a technical expert you'll be at the tip of the spear for technology thought leadership and implementation with major customers across Media and Entertainment, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, and beyond.

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a deep understanding of 2D and 3D computer graphics, use cases, architectures, workflow and ecosystem, and expertise with pipeline, content creation, rendering, simulation, and virtualization. The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is critical to a Solutions Architect. You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges.

In this role, your key responsibilities will include:
• Working With Lighthouse Customers and Partners. Build a strong network of customers who are interested in new and empowering cloud solutions. Work with these customers to become early adopters of new services and technologies.
• Shape the Go-To-Market plan. Help define the market segments, customer base, and industry verticals for new and existing AWS services
• Incubate and Launch New Services or Key Features. Understand the technical requirements of our customers and work closely with the internal development teams to guide the direction of our product offerings. Be a part of the core team that works with customers and ensures that we have strong customer references.
As a trusted customer advocate, you will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy around adoption of relevant AWS services. You will need to be adept at interacting, communicating, and partnering with other teams within AWS such as the in-house production team, services team, marketing, and professional services.

Must be open to travel at least 30%, including customer meetings, conferences, and training opportunities.

Inclusive Team 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 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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


• 5+ years of experience with animation and visual effects production pipelines and workflow experience OR
• 5+ years of experience with cloud solutions, real-time 3D game engines (Unity/Unreal), virtual platforms, software development experience, and operational management practices and frameworks OR
• 5+ years of experience with AR/VR tools for 3D model preparation and computer vision (object tracking, spatial anchors, SLAM, ARKit, ARCore)
• Experience with Maya, Nuke, Houdini, cloud rendering, or streaming
• Experience with scripting (shell, Perl, PowerShell, Python, or similar)
• Experience with render management software (Deadline or similar)
• Bachelor's degree


• Excellent written communication skills
• Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Cloud, technical or digital customer facing or business development experience
• Demonstrated the ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
• Strong presentation skills
• Demonstrated effectiveness working with other teams to achieve results
• Experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
• Understanding of basic security, hardware, operating systems and network connectivity
• Strong ownership and bias for action; ability to internalize goals and work independently to create appropriate action plans for those goals
• Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, innovative, and rapidly evolving industry and business organization

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 status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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