Pre-sales Architect Rotterdam / Nieuwegein / Amsterdam

Jij bent

You are

  • A driven Techie with a passion for public cloud, or someone who’s ready to make the move to public cloud
  • Someone who listens first, then speaks
  • A public cloud evangelist who prepares customers and colleagues for migration to the public cloud
  • Someone who can propogate our motto “Lead the way” to new and existing customers
Jij krijgt

You get

  • A stimulating work environment where you work with the latest technologies
  • Learning on the job
  • Plenty of possibilities to develop yourself and grow
  • A fantastic team
Soort projecten

Your tasks

  • 40% Advising clients and colleagues about migration to the cloud
  • 40% Creating designs, business cases and plans to approach cloud migration trajectories
  • 20% Consultancy by doing (during cloud migration projects)

Pre-sales Architect

Are you a Pre-sales Architect with a passion for public cloud? Does it make you happy to advise clients and colleagues? Do you enjoy creating designs, preparing business cases and planning migration processes to the public cloud? Would you like to learn everything about new technologies and apply them directly to projects with our customers?

We are seeking Pre-sales Architects who can live up to our motto "Lead the way". Our ambition? To set up and maintain environments in the most cloud native possible setup. We do this by automating and capturing as much as we can in code. In addition, we redesign environments, so our customers can move their applications and workloads to Azure in the most cloud native way possible. As Pre-sales Architect you deliver an important role in the start of projects with customers.

Will you use your skills to help us exceed our customers' expectations? Then come to work at Sentia as a Pre-sales Architect and become a true Sentian!

What will you be doing?
During meetings with customers, you offer a listening ear before you start to talk. You make sure to get a good picture of the customer's problems and challenges. Based on that, you can provide some advice and ensure you make concrete, clear follow-up arrangements.

You discuss this with your sales colleagues. Then you decide who you need from the organization to help the customer. You create a strong proposal that incorporates architecture, a high-level design, a technical vision, a plan of approach, and IT and human resources cost calculations. You also ensure alignment with the operational team that will serve this customer. Together with your sales colleagues, you will convince the customer to follow this path.

If successful, you ensure quality assurance, together with the operational team. That way you can ensure the customer actually gets what we promised. Approximately 50% of your work consists of pre-sales and 50% is after-sales.

The most successful Sentian AWS Engineers...

  • Hold a Bachelors’ degree at a minimum
  • Are broadly technically oriented
  • Always know better, yet listen very well
  • Have both technical and coordinating experience (gained for example, through projects, scrum teams, or from the business side)
  • Know a lot about both the new world and old world, but prefer the new world (DevOps, Agile, IT service management, Prince 2 or projects)
  • Have a good level of English, both verbal and written
  • Nice to have: knowledge of, or interest in Togaf, Archiate, Prince2, Azure, AWS, containers, various forms of virtualization, application architecture, system architecture, affinity with business administration, affinity with sales

What we offer

It’s important to us that you can fully develop yourself at Sentia and we will do everything to offer you that opportunity. You will find yourself working in a pleasant environment with driven colleagues. You can also expect the following:

  • uren per week

    A 40-hour work week with flexible working hours

  • Expressroute 2

    A lot of freedom and responsibility

  • Agility

    A varied position where you travel a lot

  • laptop telefoon en reiskosten

    Salary: a competitive salary with room for growth to €6.500,-

  • persoonlijk opleidingsbudget

    Many development opportunities via our Sentia Academy

  • Self-development

    Many growth opportunities, both personal and professional

  • salaris tussen x en y

    Mobility scheme

  • teamsamenstelling

    Working alongside 500 great colleagues across the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark

  • vakantiedagen

    25 vacation days

  • Soort projecten

    Laptop and telephone

  • Type klanten

    Fun drinks and parties with your team and with Sentia as a whole!

The team

The Pre-sales Architect is part of the consultancy team, where you interact with (potential) customers, sales colleagues, Customer Success Managers, Engineers and Team Managers. A lot will come down to using your own initiative and you will frequently work alongside other colleagues.


As soon as you begin working at Sentia, you will be assigned a buddy. Your buddy is a colleague who familiarizes you with your team, the systems, culture and way of working. You will also be introduced to the clients.

During the initial period, you will mostly be busy learning how we work. You will need to understand our standard of IaC coding, our deployment mechanisms and our operational processes. You also get to know our communication style and our sales process (both pre-sales and after-sales). Shortly after this your first assignments will come in, where you will help and advise new and existing customers.

Luckily, we work with a clear process at Sentia and everything is clearly documented. You can also approach your colleagues with any questions you may have. Your individual development is of central importance to us, and we consider it imperative that this opportunity is put to use within Sentia.

About Sentia

We are one of the fastest growing IT service providers in North West Europe, with a 100% focus on our Cloud First strategy. With over 500 employees, we are impossible to miss. From our offices in Amsterdam, Nieuwegein, Delft, Maassluis, Copenhagen and Ghent, we work hard on what drives us: state-of-the-art IT infrastructure for our customers. At Sentia, you get all the space you need to develop your talents. We are convinced that you can only lead the way by continuing to develop yourself.

That’s why we do everything we can to constantly innovate with you in both technology and your personal skills. Your colleagues regularly attend events like DevOps days, Microsoft events / trainings and AWS events / trainings and you are always given space to earn the latest certifications in AWS, Azure, Windows, Linux, Ansible, Python, Powershell, Ruby, MongoDB, Oracle, Apache, JBoss and Splunk ... or whatever you need!

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