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Amazon Web Services Sr. Life Sciences Account Manager, Startups in Boston, Massachusetts


Job summary

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a complete set of cloud services that enable all companies, from startups to enterprises, to run virtually everything in the cloud, including mobile applications, big data analytics, AI/ML platforms, and microservices/serverless infrastructures. Startups, which are now primarily born-in-the-cloud, represent a critically important and growing subset of customers to AWS. Funding for healthcare and life science (HCLS) startups has broken records since 2015, as 2 out of every 5 IPOs have been healthcare or life science companies. The healthcare and life science industries possess countless opportunities for innovation and disruption. These companies have unique needs, regulatory considerations, sales cycles, and growth trajectories that distinguish them from traditional companies. These businesses require different engagement strategies and sales motions from sellers to effectively acquire, grow, and retain them long-term on the AWS platform.

As AWS continues to rapidly grow, we seek a US HCLS Startup Account Manager to earn trust and help drive the growth of high-potential early, mid, and late stage startups. Your responsibilities will include driving revenue, crafting partnerships, accelerating science, and ensuring new HCLS startups select AWS as their primary cloud provider. You will align closely with HCLS counterparts in business development, marketing, solution architecture and partner teams to lead execution of coordinated go-to-market strategies and sales plays. You will also work closely with business development teams who are driving strategic support, global co-programming, and portfolio engagement to help drive top-of-funnel customer acquisition and accelerate seller cycles in the field.

You will be at the heart of the latest sub-industry trends like genomics, medical imaging, drug discovery, medical devices, and health technology. Your customers will leverage state-of-the-art technologies on AWS to innovate and become the next global HCLS influencers like today’s Illumina, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Cerner. You need to possess passion about healthcare, a self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who is prepared to work in a fast-paced, often ambiguous environment, execute against ambitious goals, and consistently embrace the Amazon Culture.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure customer success with early, mid and late stage startups

  • Drive revenue and market share in a defined territory or industry vertical

  • Accelerate customer adoption through well-developed sales engagements and successful GTM Strategy

  • Meet or exceed quarterly revenue and goal targets.

  • Develop and execute against a comprehensive account/territory plan.

  • Create & articulate compelling value propositions around AWS services.

  • Accelerate customer adoption by engaging Founders, CxO, Board of Directors and VC influencers

  • Work with partners to extend reach & drive adoption.

  • Develop long-term strategic relationships with key accounts.

  • Ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Expect moderate travel.

About the team

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


Basic Qualifications

  • Passion for helping startups grow

  • Entrepreneurial “builder” mentality

  • 5-10 years of technology related sales or business development experience in the Healthcare and Life Science industry


Preferred location is Boston, MA and final location is flexible with access to a major airport for travel purposes.

  • MBA/MA/MS degree

  • Previous cloud expertise at a technology company

  • A technical background in engineering or computer science

  • History of working for, or selling to tech startups

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • BA/BS degree required

  • Comfortable delivering results amid ambiguity and change

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