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Becoming AWSome w/ Andrew Greaves & Mary Neilson, Sr. Managers from PubSec

Becoming AWSome w/ Andrew Greaves & Mary Neilson, Sr. Managers from PubSec

Delve into the the background of two Sr. Managers, Solutions Architecture, supporting SLG/EDU customers within PubSec at AWS.

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Ray Thomas
Amazon Employee
Published Feb 7, 2024

Hosts Ray Thomas and Jenna Lass kicked off this episode of πŸŽ™οΈ "Becoming AWSome" from Lake Placid, sharing their love for water and nature. 🌲🏞️ They were joined by guests Andrew Greaves and Mary Nielsen, both Senior Managers, Solutions Architecture, supporting SLG/EDU customers in PubSec at AWS🌟

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Highlights from this episode:
  • Andrew shared his journey from marine biology to cloud architecture at AWS. πŸŒŠπŸ’»
  • Mary discussed her transition from software development to an advisory role at AWS, emphasizing the value of broad technical knowledge. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸš€
  • Key insights on AWS roles:
    • Differences between advisory and delivery positions. πŸ€”
    • Importance of balancing technical skills and advisory capabilities. βš–οΈ
  • Personal stories added flavor: Andrew’s experience in Antarctica 🧊 and Mary’s cooking adventures with family. 🍳
πŸ” Profiles of ideal candidates:
  • Broad technical knowledge across various AWS services. 🌐
  • Ability to engage with senior leadership and influence technology strategy. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
  • For senior roles, experience in building large-scale applications is vital. πŸ—οΈ
  • Comfortable with a generalist role, adaptable to different technologies. πŸ”„
  • Experience or interest in healthcare beneficial, especially for Mary's team. πŸ₯
  • Soft skills like executive presence and effective communication are crucial. πŸ—£οΈπŸ‘‚
πŸš€ A perfect blend of professional insights and personal stories, the episode offered a window into life at AWS and the diverse paths one can take in tech. πŸŒˆπŸ’‘
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