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Head of AWS, CEE EU Description

Job #: 85679


Are you an industry visionary and technologist at heart with a passion for designing complex Cloud solutions? Can you guide and advise business and IT teams on creating new Cloud-native applications and services? Do you have solid stakeholder management and technology governance experience? Do you want to transform enterprises to operate and grow successfully in the cloud-first world? Do you want to transform businesses, so they are able to operate and grow successfully in the cloud-first world?

Then you have an opportunity to join EPAM at the Senior Director / Director level to lead this work in Latvia / EU CEE and help build a local team. Your team would join our highly skilled and engaged teams across the globe to build AWS solutions.

What You’ll Do

  • Organizational leadership:
    • Build and lead the team of AWS experts serving your target geography and industries
    • Ensure continuous development of Cloud capabilities — people development, onboarding new products and services, developing collateral and IP
    • Facilitate practice growth in Latvia through continuous recruitment, upskilling, reskilling, and junior programs reskilling and junior programs
  • Business leadership:
    • Drive EPAM's AWS go-to-market strategy — organize and participate in various events, do publications and presentations within and beyond the organization
    • Work hand-in-glove with EPAM Sales and Account management team to achieve practice and regional business plan and customer acquisition targets
    • Establish and develop a mutually beneficial relationship with AWS Latvia partnership organization, driving joint business development efforts
    • Work closely with business in identifying solution requirements and critical case studies / scenarios for the future solution
    • Engage customer organizations at the executive / C-level, helping customers drive enterprise-wide Cloud transformation agenda
    • Participate in the entire cycle of pre-sale activities, including RFP processing, proposal development, and direct communications with potential clientsclients
    • Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices
  • Technology leadership:
    • Create a unified strategy for AWS cloud transformation governance, automation, security, implementation, and operations
    • Enable AWS journey, analyze TCO and create a business case, making the Cloud dream become reality
    • Design and prototype AWS solutions, create solution architecture document covering profound technical aspects of the implementation
    • Analyze existing application portfolios, develop next-gen application architecture, transformation, and modernization roadmap
    • Conduct AWS solutions architecture review and create audit reports
    • Do service design and continuously improve our methodology and consulting offering
    • Lead implementation of the solution from establishing project requirements and goals to solution go-live
    • Oversee the development efforts and provide technical help as needed
    • Lead the client through the technical and organizational challenges of AWS transformation
    • Create thought leadership on AWS solutions and hybrid clouds
    • Serve as a AWS evangelist, consult and provide technical guidance on AWS solutions design, build, governance, security, operations, and cost control best practices

What You Have

  • Experience taking the managerial leadership position in a AWS professional services organization or AWS consultancy AWS professional services organization or leading AWS consultancy
  • Large-scale software development or application engineering background with recent coding experience in two or more languages: Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, Node.js, .NET, Python, PHP, or Ruby
  • Designing and building applications expertise using container and serverless technologies
  • 7+ years of architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability, and high availability
  • Deep knowledge in solution architecture, including web services, relational and non-relational databases, and front-end and/or back-end technologies
  • Good exposure to Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI), and automated deployment
  • Familiarity with highly scalable, performant, and mission-critical architectures
  • Deep showcase of modern cloud architecture and the history of successful implementation of complex AWS solutions

Nice to have

  • Availability of AWS certifications

We offer

  • Outstanding career development roadmap to accelerate your journey
  • Engineering community of 61,300+ industry’s top professionals
  • Certification and mentoring programs, training, and unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Innovative solutions delivery to the world’s industry leaders
  • Regular assessments and salary reviews
  • Bonuses for participating in the referral program
  • Participation in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flexible schedule and opportunity to work remotely from any place in Latvia
  • Friendly team, and enjoyable working environment
  • Relocation within offices in 50+ countries with throughout support for you and your family
  • 4 trust days a year (sick leave without a medical certificate)
  • High-quality medical services in terms of corporate health insurance

About EPAM

  • We are a team of 61,300 technologists, strategists, and designers in 50+ countries. EPAMers help leading brands transform their business through our engineering expertise, design thinking, and business consulting. We foster creativeness and unconventional ways of doing things welcoming like-minded professionals. Our newly opened office in Latvia is growing fast and offering myriad challenges for you to explore



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