Do you want to jump start your technical career with a mix of account management and sales? In a sector that is in a constant state of exponential growth? Privo is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partner headquartered just north of Boston. We are looking for someone to lead our expansion in the bay area. We have a near-bursting pipeline of potential customers who need help with their adoption of the AWS platform. These customers come to us already convinced they need help, so we don’t need salespeople in the traditional, what’s-it-gonna-take-to-put-you-in-this-new-car-today sense of the word. What we need are disarmingly smart people willing to go deep into the weeds, becoming a master of the AWS platform and IT infrastructure in general enough to help customers understand how their AWS project would be constructed, how the project would go, and how they would benefit from our help. The more technical knowledge you possess, the better your results will be. You have to be willing to learn everything you can about AWS and IT infrastructure such as storage, databases, scalable web applications, security, and more. If you don’t find it endlessly intriguing how these pieces fit together to remove the “sh” from IT, how the cloud is democratizing which ideas can grow up to be world-beating applications, how companies finding cures for rare diseases can spin up a thousand genome-crunching instances in a matter of minutes, then this isn’t the role for you. We don’t need widget-sellers--we need passionate and capable technical sales people.
We want you to help us continue to drive the meteoric growth of Privo as we expand out West, help our customers scope out their AWS projects, and collaborate with our sales counterparts in AWS. You answer customer questions about AWS, talk to their technical people to help them feel comfortable with the solutions we are proposing, and work hand-in-hand with our engineering team to make sure your technical chops are always improving. You’ll work side-by-side with a small team of like-minded solutions specialists, travel to Seattle a couple of times a year to meet with AWS teams, and help us to build our reputation as the most well-respected AWS Consulting Partner in the US. This job is for that rare triple threat: someone who possesses a strong technical mind, polished communication skills, and a personality that makes people happy.
We are Privo, an AWS Premier Consulting partner headquartered in Woburn, MA who helps customers architect, migrate, manage, optimize, and secure the AWS workloads.
Think for a moment about the vast numbers of servers humming away in dusty server closets and co-location facilities around the world. Virtually all businesses that still own and operate their own servers (over 90% of businesses!) know they should move to the cloud but they lack the time and expertise to get it done. It requires knowledge of not just the AWS platform but also of networking, VPNs, databases, Linux, Windows, security, monitoring, scalability, backups, and much more. On top of that you have brilliant people with great ideas that want to scale their applications globally in days not months, and they come to us to make it happen on the AWS platform.
Finding people with these skills -- AWS, general IT infrastructure, and security -- is like hunting for winged unicorns. On one hand, it’s why our services are so in demand but it’s also why we are always struggling to find people to meet that demand. Therefore, we seek people who are smart, charming, gritty, and anxious to learn; and we give them opportunities to learn new skills and go deeper with the ones they already have. If you are looking for a place to grow professionally, this is it.
If this sounds like your kind of place, we of course want to see your resume, but more importantly we want to hear why you think you would be successful here. We’re not asking for the standard cover letter. We want your authentic voice and your personality to come through. Tell us your story. If you half-ass a cover letter, or send something generic, we’re going to half-ass our consideration of it and send you a generic rejection letter. No offense.
We look forward to meeting you!