Andreas joined AWS in 2019 as a Senior Enterprise Account Executive based in Zurich, Switzerland.
HereAtAWS: Tell us about your career journey. What brought you to your current role at AWS?
Andreas: For four years I was the Product Owner of a Cloud product at a large Swiss Telco company, and for 1.5 years I was CEO of a small Software Boutique specialised on Cloud Development. So, the move to AWS seemed like a natural progression for me!
HereAtAWS: Can you explain in simple terms: your role, who your customers are, and how you help them?
Andreas: My role is to establish and nurture relationships with enterprise clients and listen to their needs. I then share their needs with the team and we work collectively to find the best solution for the client.
HereAtAWS: What technical and/or soft skills do you need to succeed in your role?
Andreas: The skills I use almost every day are the foundational knowledge of software development, product management and change management. The job requires a high level of independence, creativity and an ability to communicate on an executive level.
HereAtAWS: Have you had to learn any specific new skills (technical or soft) for your role?
Andreas: Everyone that starts at AWS has the luxury to go through training for the first three months. I learned so much about our services and offerings, and I continue to learn new things every day.
HereAtAWS: What’s the most exciting part of your job?
Andreas: Working with great people all around the globe.