AWS Pre-Sales Engineering Lead

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. 

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. 

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life

Become part of the Team

PA is an amazing company with incredible sector and technical capabilities which makes us unique in the market. Cloud Alliances are a key part of PA’s accelerated growth strategy, and we are continuing to invest heavily in this huge market opportunity. We have been working with AWS since 2013 on a range of cloud transformation projects for public and private sector organisations, winning the 2021 AWS Global Public Sector Partner award for Most Valuable Amazon Connect Deployment, and winning both a UK IT (Information Technology) Industry Award and Computing Magazine’s Cloud Excellence Award.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an experienced person to join, and be instrumental within, our AWS Alliance team. This is a critical role, one that will stretch you personally and professionally, and require you to utilise your creative, cognitive, and emotional intelligence.

In the AWS Pre-Sales Engineering Lead role, you will be the technical face of PA into AWS, a trusted advisor and the go-to technical evangelist for AWS within PA.

You will design ingenious AWS-enabled solutions and services for brilliant clients across industry sectors. You will learn and grow –PA will support you to further develop your specialisations and increase your AWS certifications.

You will be part of the team responsible for developing and delivering against the strategy for our AWS Alliance as well as our overall cloud business.

Expect a sleeves-up, fully associated, and immersive working week. All our people are client facing and empowered to fulfil the best outcome for their clients.

You will have proven experience of building and maintaining successful business relationships. You can evidence how you have worked with large, multi-dimensional organisations, and developed solutions which bring together the best of vendor / partner technologies and services capabilities with those of your own organisation to maximise success and deliver impact for the client.

You are commercially savvy -understanding all aspects of pre-sales, developing ingenious solutions for clients, and supporting the sales lifecycle.

You are obsessed with ensuring PA’s reputation and credibility is always regarded at a remarkably elevated level, and unafraid to initiate corrective actions should this not be at our desired level.

You are a self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial streak -able to prioritise your time effectively and build relationships across PA, clients, and AWS.

Technical Skills:

1.Expert-levelknowledge of AWS technologies and good knowledge of other cloud providers.

2.Strong demonstrable experience of designing and deploying scalable, universally available, and resilient solutions on AWS, as well as using the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

3.Experience of selecting the appropriate AWS service based on client use case, data, security, and technical requirements.

4.Ability to identify and evangelise appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices and to innovate with new AWS features and functionality.

Technical Desirables:

1.It would be desirable if you had experience / knowledge working with AWS ProServe.

2.It would be desirable if you had experience / understanding of AWS partner programs: Migration Acceleration Program (MAP);Partner Opportunity Acceleration (POA);Well-Architected Review (WAR).

Business Skills:

1.Confidence in mapping business requirements to actual solutions and services.2.Previous experience of acting as solutions lead, pre-sales consultant, or solutions architect and proven skills in scoping services, effort estimation, planning projects, and work packages.

3.You are commercially savvy -understanding all aspects of pre-sales, developing ingenious solutions for clients, and supporting the sales lifecycle.

4.Experience in driving adoption of disruptive technologies, cloud, and digitally enabled purpose-led propositions.

5.Ability to work within a matrix organisation of senior stakeholders and executive teams to achieve a common goal.

6.Coaching and mentoring experience; being a focal point for developing the skills of the PA Google Alliance team, engineers, and architects.

7.Experience in structuring and producing compelling sales proposals alongside commercial and technical documentation outlining the business benefits to clients.

8.Creative approach to partnerships, marketing, business development, and sales.

9.Ability to broaden and deepen PA’s relationships with AWS, and the strength of our technical network, by ‘match-making’ between the AWS technical teams and the appropriate PA people.

10.Experience of developing a community of talented engineers and architects, leading the development of the capability, capacity, certifications, and specialisations of the practice.

11.Ability to develop our PA positioning and propositions within AWS, and to the marketplace at large. We will evolve at pace, and coordinated with AWS, we always need to have an eye on the future to be ahead of the game.

12.Experience of driving internal and external eminence, growing awareness of the PA AWS technical capability, and building your own personal brand.

 

PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life supporting the growth of our people and delivering more enduring results for our clients. We only recruit, promote, and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or marital status. We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights

The Engineering team

We have deep full-stack development expertise across multiple technologies. We have specialists in Architecture, Quality Assurance and DevOps – as well as colleagues with expertise in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Technology Innovation.

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Claire Bates

"The thing I love most about working here is the people. I really enjoy working with people who make an effort to share knowledge, take mental health at work seriously, and care about addressing anything that isn’t working well."

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.

Location

The base office for this role is Victoria, London. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Address

10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5DN

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Victoria station. Victoria is on the National Rail as well as Circle & District and Victoria Underground lines.

Victoria – 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross – 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo – 15 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information

Benefits at PA:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, supporting the growth of our people, and delivering more enduring results for our clients.

We only recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.