Solution Architect (AWS) at Ensono

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Ensono’s Hyperscale Cloud (HSC) team is a practice area within Ensono focused entirely on the delivery, architecture, and automation required to run webscale, mission-critical applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The HSC team works in an incubator like fashion with a team of people maniacally focused on the acceleration of our Hyperscale Cloud initiative.
We are looking for an experienced Solutions Architect who is fanatical about Cloud Services and Customers to join the Ensono Hyperscale Cloud (HSC) team. The Enterprise Solutions Architect will be responsible for building technical solutions in a highly strategic, highly consultative framework with the largest, most complex customers and prospects at Ensono.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works in a highly strategic, highly consultative framework with the largest, most complex customers and prospects.
  • Responsible for technical qualification and platform/product selection for our largest opportunities.
  • Works across the organization at all levels of leadership to influence pre-sales and sales strategy, engagement models, and solutions methodologies.
  • Comfortable working in an overlay sales structure to assist the sales team with the business and technical values associated with the solution.
  • Collaborates with leaders and technical personnel to facilitate complex, innovative, and often non-standard service offerings.
  • Advises Ensono businesses on market place demand and product gaps to help shape our product portfolio.
  • Aspires to be a “trusted advisor” and thought leader to customers, engaged earlier in the project and strategy planning process.
  • Up to 50% travel routinely required.


Requires Broad technology knowledge, with an emphasis on Public and Private cloud computing, with deep expertise in Amazon Web Service

Comprehensive knowledge of industry technologies for Storage, Networking and Compute as it pertains to Amazon Web Services.

Additional knowledge in emerging industry technologies (e.g. Containers) is required.

Knowledge of SDLC and IT frameworks like ITIL, TOGAF, Agile, ELMO required.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a deep understanding of industry trends, competitive offerings, strategic partners, corporate vision, and long-range company objectives.

Required to maintain a deep knowledge of the Ensono portfolio and emerging technologies in the marketplace. Strong attention to detail, as well as follow-up techniques.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

Proven ability in systems analysis & cloud architectures.

High degree of confidence and poise.

Ability to build, maintain, and enhance business relationships within and outside the company.

Ability to influence C-Level Technology decisions in Fortune 1000 organizations.

10+ years of combined technical support experience and pre-sales technical support experience, with no less than 4 years in either area.

3+ years of working with Amazon Web Services and/or other Hyperscale cloud technologies.

Certification(s) in AWS highly desired.

Primary Location City/State:

Downers Grove, IL - Finley, Illinois

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Ensono is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ensono provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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Technology we use

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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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