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Amazon Principal Technical Keynote Lead in Boston, Massachusetts


Do you wake up in the morning excited about what cloud computing can do for customers of all shapes and sizes? Do you have a knack for translating complex technologies into amazing presentations? Are you an expert on cloud technologies? Do you have a passion for helping customers understand how cloud can revolutionize their businesses? Are you one of those rare technologists as comfortable working with engineering teams, as talking with a journalist? The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Keynote team is hiring!

We’re looking for a talented, self-directed Principal Technical Keynote Lead to communicate the technical capabilities of the AWS platform through keynote slides, scripts, and videos. The ideal candidate comes from a software and/or infrastructure background, and excels at telling compelling stories. The Principal Technical Keynote Lead will partner with technical leaders in engineering, product marketing, and senior AWS executives to create presentations, demos, and other content that will advance the thought leadership position of AWS worldwide. The candidate must also have the technical depth to work closely with principle and distinguished engineers, pay strong attention to detail, have a collaborative work style, and have an unparalleled work ethic. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in an exciting, industry-leading technology business.

Key job responsibilities

  • Work with engineering teams to distill key functionality and benefits into compelling stories told through great visuals and crisp talk tracks

  • Deliver technical stories that are “mainstage ready” through a meticulous attention to detail, a passion for preparation, and the ability to see around corners

  • Create the technical elements of AWS keynote presentations, including architecture diagrams

  • Create messaging and documents addressing key technical topics for the AWS platform

  • Partner with product marketing to apply key messages to the keynote content development process

  • Collaborate with the customer references team to identify and create compelling customer stories for keynote presentations

  • Write clear, consistent keynote scripts and other documentation

  • Play a critical role in the evolution of the company message

  • Work with outside agencies to create slides and videos that engage audiences

  • Work with production teams to ensure successful execution on the planned content

  • Travel in the US and abroad, as necessary to support executive presentations

A day in the life

About AWS

Diverse Experiences

AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship & Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

About the team

Sales, Marketing and Global Services (SMGS)

AWS Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS) is responsible for driving revenue, adoption, and growth from the largest and fastest growing small- and mid-market accounts to enterprise-level customers including public sector.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in solution architecture, software development, technical evangelism or product management

  • Experience developing and delivering technical presentations

  • Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product

  • Experience developing product messaging

  • Experience in Microsoft PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience architecting and deploying AWS solutions in a production environment

  • AWS Solution Architect Professional or Associate Certification

  • Strong background in messaging and executive speech support

  • Technical writing and requirements-gathering abilities

  • Experience in crafting compelling positioning and marketing content

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $147,800/year in our lowest geographic market up to $330,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.