At Amazon Web Services (AWS) Professional Services, we’re hiring Engagement Managers to lead internal AWS, external partner, and customer teams. Engagement Managers deliver AWS cloud products and services that enable our customers to realize their business outcomes. These professional services engagements focus on AWS solutions to help customers and partners remove constraints and accelerate their journey to AWS.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES INCLUDE:
· Collaborate with AWS field sales, pre-sales, training, and support teams to seek to understand our customers’ needs, their business, how success is defined, and ensure that we are exceeding expectations in developing and delivering customer outcomes.
· Demonstrated hands on expertise in project management and agile best practices across large and complex engagements.
· Understanding of technology principles and services including infrastructure, business applications, data management, security, application platforms, and consumer-facing technology.
· Plan, organize, and manage all phases of a project lifecycle to ensure successful delivery. This includes developing and managing project governance plans, project schedules, team goals, project milestones, budgets and defining success criteria.
· Manages engagement goals and leads teams to achieve customers’ business outcomes by managing issues, risks, decisions, dependencies, and action items.
· May work with stakeholders to amend the contractual scope, financials, and expected timeline
· Ability to take ownership, work under pressure, stay within budget and meet deadlines
· Hold internal and external teams accountable, redirect when needed, and manage customer expectations throughout the engagement.
· Works effectively in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
· Ensures AWS and Partner teams meet or exceed customer business objectives
· Lead individuals, teams or multiple groups to analyze project goals, create plans to achieve those goals, and then guiding AWS team members, customer stakeholders/SMEs, and potentially other third parties to achieve those goals while understanding the customer environment and addressing any limitations to execution.
· Actively works to streamline engagement delivery focusing on improving value to our customers.
· Ability to apply strategic thinking to create and execute a plan to achieve project goals tied to customer business outcomes.
· Ability to make decisions guided by policies, procedures, and business plans with limited guidance.
· Ability to apply business and financial acumen to achieve measurable business results for customer success.
· Excellent presentation, communication (oral & written), and relationship building skills, across all levels of management.
· Interfaces with various customers and internal AWS stakeholders which consists of senior leadership teams (C-level execs, SVP/VP, Directors) and project-level resources such as SMEs.
· Plans and oversees the preparation and distribution of project communications.
· Demonstrates the ability to understand the operating styles of others as well as team/client relationships, team dynamics, and adjusts behavior accordingly to succeed. Recognizes environmental or cultural nuances and adapts.
· Fosters an inclusive and diverse work environment.
· Proven success in working with dispersed teams and executive leadership in a complex customer environment.
· Team player who effectively integrates, motivates, and builds relationships with cross-functional team members (local or remote), sponsors, key stakeholders, executives, and other individuals or organizations involved with or affected by the project.
· Proven experience working in a matrixed environment, managing multiple stakeholders.
· Ability to influence, negotiate, resolve conflicts and achieve results through others who are not direct reports.
This is a customer-facing role. You will be required to travel to customer locations to deliver professional services when needed.
· 7+ years experience leading and delivering enterprise-level IT engagements
· 2+ years experience leading multiple Agile teams (e.g. Scrum Masters, Product Owners) concurrently and/or at scale
· 2+ years delivering customer engagements in a professional services role
· Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
· Experience with Agile and project management toolsets (e.g. Jira, Rally, VersionOne, Taiga)
· Has at least one active agile or project management certification
· Experience delivering cloud engagements
· Active cloud certifications
· Managed technical engagements consisting of 8 or more people totaling over $500,000 budget
· Has presented to C-level executives and/or senior leadership teams
· Masters degree preferred