AWS - Being an AWS employee and an AWS partner, at the same time.
Having a little trouble trying to beat my ethics here. My company is an AWS partner, and I'm afraid of answering to Amazon emails (i.e. account manager ).
Since it's a small company, no one else have the expertise or tech knowledge in order to get involved with AWS topics with customers, other than administrative tasks. As the sole owner, it's a something between being self-employed with occasional outsourced admin assistance.
Hell, I've been even invited to re:Invent and to special private training events.
Should I notify my manager?
Should I participate in a session in which I or a colleague would be the presenter?
Should I approach one of AWS customers knowing that my company could supply their need? Should I let customers know if they are the ones approaching us?
I can't seem to find anything in the contract that prohibits it so.
In case you ask, I received an offer, and since I would be having more income through this job with AWS, I decided to accept it.
Besides the increased income, and new contact ecosystem, I'll be in a better position to understand how AWS works in terms of - if they would be a good option for an upcoming project related to cloud. I know the guys are the big ones, but it's OK to recognize that Microsoft also has their own loyal Windows-based customers, which would be the majority of consumers of that new project.
What you guys think?