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.

Ray Thomas
Amazon Employee
Published Feb 7, 2024
Last Modified Mar 13, 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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