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2nd Watch, Inc. Solution Architect - Enterprise Cloud Solutions in Chicago, Illinois

Why 2nd Watch

2nd Watch is in growth mode, and we are looking for like-minded, focused team members to join us! We are looking for the most technically forward-thinking, cloud-passionate employees in the world, and strive daily to align our core values with those that we hire ? Elevating Each Other, Being Outcome Driven, Winning as a Team, Being Bold, Trusting Each Other, and Having FUN! ? these are all key elements to who we hire.

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 ? a perpetual thirst for knowledge, and a desire to work with the best people and take on big challenges together. Getting our attention takes creativity, integrity, a desire to improve yourself and your co-workers 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 offer roles ranging from all levels in our Sales, Managed Cloud Services, Cloud Enablement, DevOps, Product Development teams and beyond. We are looking for superstars to help raise the bar, setting industry-level standards around project management and delivery of AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud services.

About 2nd Watch

As a cloud native company, 2nd Watch has walked alongside our clients for over a decade helping them migrate to the cloud, accelerate application development, and deliver on their company?s strategic goals through the blend of technology and innovation that is at our core. Our services deliver cloud native capabilities through strategic consulting, modernization services, and specialized technology practices focused on maximizing the value of public cloud through:

  • Business Transformation

  • Cloud Advisory

  • Datacenter Migration & Application Modernization

  • Optimization

  • Data Engineering

  • Compliance, Security & Business Continuity

  • DevOps

  • Managed Cloud services

    With a client NPS of 85, our approach has been successful for some of the world?s leading brands and is tested, trusted, and proven to accelerate your cloud adoption.

    2nd Watch is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner, a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner, and a Google Cloud Platform Partner. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit or call 888-317-7920.

    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.