Would you like to be part of a public policy team focused on increasing adoption of on demand cloud computing services at the state and local government level in the US? Do you have the experience in states and local government necessary to help further advance the public policy agenda of Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leading cloud services provider and subsidiary of Amazon.com?
We are looking for a talented, innovative, and well-connected individual to represent AWS before state and local policymakers, IT decision makers, and senior government executives, particularly in Western States. You will address risks and opportunities for the business at the state and local level. This position will also leverage AWS?s participation in key trade associations that are critical to advancing AWS?s public policy and business objectives in the state and local government sector. You will become familiar with all aspects of AWS?s state and local business, and interface directly with relevant business units and technology and services teams at AWS.
Reporting to the Director of AWS Public Policy – Americas, this government affairs position shall: � Assist in developing and executing government affairs advocacy objectives and public policy priorities for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Western US states; � Work collaboratively and transparently with the AWS state and local government business team to ensure alignment between core business priorities, public policy goals and ?go to market? strategies ; � Identify and communicate potential state and local public sector market (revenue) opportunities and threats, develop enhancement or mitigation strategies and policy positions; manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs and key initiatives in concert with AWS business objectives; � Facilitate high-level meetings between AWS executives and key stakeholders, including state and local policy makers and executives, industry associations, and alliance partners to promote and advocate the company?s public policy policies; and � Leverage appropriate corporate membership opportunities in industry associations and policy organizations on behalf of AWS, and ensure appropriate utilization of outside consultants.
5+ years of experience with state lobbying and/or commensurate legislative or executive branch experience or 5+ years of experience representing a large company or association, preferably but not necessarily in the Internet/tech industry, before state and local policymakers, including significant experience on public sector acquisition and procurement policy, preferably in states such as Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
A Bachelor?s degree is required, preferably in a relevant discipline (Political Science, Public Policy, Engineering, etc.). An advanced degree is preferred.
Strong knowledge of and background in advocacy and public policy development pertaining to information technology-related (IT) issues such as an ?innovation agenda? and public sector policies such as cloud computing, government IT management reform, IT infrastructure/applications, renewable energy, procurement and contracting, information assurance/cyber security, IT services, corporate compliance, and association leadership experience.
Highly effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at highest corporate, state and local government levels.
Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with strongest professional reputation in the industry.
Self-starter with proven track record of successfully working with a wide array of functional groups across an organization and cultures. Capable of working both independently and as part of a broader team with internal and external stakeholders as needed.
Ability to identify and understand key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in legislative and regulatory proposals, understand business implications, and synthesize policy documents for internal and external customers.
Ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others is required. Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment/decision-making skills, and political acumen.
Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships and networks with others. Based in Seattle, Washington. Some travel required.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Posted: September 13, 2017