Senior Cloud Application Architect (Portland, OR or REMOTE)

  • MPN Diversity Recruiters
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full Time Consultant Engineering Information Technology Internet Nonprofit

Job Description


WHO you are:

You are a highly-skilled architect experienced in designing and architecting super-scalable, highly-reliable applications built on serverless cloud technology.  You’re passionate about what you do, how you do it and want to work with others who feel the same.  You are a learner and get great satisfaction from sharing your knowledge and collaborating with a community of designers, developers, engineers and researchers.


We are a research-based, not-for-profit and we are on a mission to help all kids learn.  This fulfilling purpose drives everything we do.  Our products touch the lives of over twelve million students across the globe and in nearly half of all schools in the US.  Our systems support millions of transactions and complex calculations every day and must be highly reliable, secure and responsive. 

Your work will make a DIFFERENCE

You will have the opportunity to participate in and develop solutions for the broader, global Ed-Tech community.  Your skills will be put to the test as you develop solutions to very complex problems related to scale, resiliency, and performance of an assessment platform that supports 13 million students.  In addition, you will:

  • In concert with our Chief Architect, lead technical solution discovery across product and technology teams
  • Collaborate with other architects to modernize our platforms
  • Provide support to product design / build teams for solving enterprise-wide technical problems through application of prototypes and knowledge of software industry best practices
  • Create architecture artifacts Logical Architecture Diagrams, Workflows, Data Flow Diagrams, White Papers, Presentations, etc. to effectively communicate solutions to varied audiences
  • Mentor architects and senior engineers


  • BS degree or equivalent experience; Computer Science or Engineering background preferred
  • 7+ years of experience as an architect in building complex, resilient and highly scalable application and platform solutions
  • Proficiency and currency in multiple languages and programming paradigms (OO, Functional, Procedural)
  • Experienced in Architecting and building highly scalable, cloud-native applications on AWS using services like APIGateway, Lamda, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, and Kinesis
  • Good experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Able to inspire thought leadership in the team


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science
  • Experience with Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI
  • Knowledgeable in the principles of Chaos Engineering




Working for a mission driven, not-for-profit also means working for a company that cares about your health and well-being.  Our COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL Total Rewards package includes competitive compensation along with the following benefits:

Health and Wellness Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance premiums are paid at 100% for eligible employees. COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL also pays 25% of the dependent premium cost. Wellness incentives (reduced medical premiums) are available for those who participate in our annual incentive program.

To make sure you have a variety of wellness options, our onsite employees have access to:

  • Acupuncture
  • Subsidized massage services
  • Fitness center
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden Annual Pass
  • Benefit fairs
  • Lunch & Learns

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Regular full-time employees are eligible to accrue 4 weeks paid time off during the first year of employment, 5 weeks after the first year, and 6 weeks after the second year and all years thereafter. Additionally, employees receive 9 paid holidays per year.


Eligible employees receive an additional $400 ($200 for part-time employees) per month (reported and taxed as salary), which is used to offset premium costs or items not currently covered.

Group and Supplemental Retirement Plans

COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL contributes 15% of eligible employee’s base salary to a defined-contribution 403(b) retirement saving plans. Additionally, eligible employees are auto-enrolled at 3% with the option to opt-out or change the election amount up to the federal maximum per year to a 403(b) retirement saving plans.

Section 125 Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Savings (HSA) Accounts

Eligible employees may set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses or dependent/elder care—as well as parking/transit expenses.

Life insurance and AD&D insurance

Employees receive policies equal to 1 times annual salary ($50,000 minimum) for life and AD&D insurance. These premiums are 100% employer-paid.

Career Development & Education Program

COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL will reimburse up to $1,500 per fiscal year for full-time employees and up to $750 for part-time employees. College coursework, certifications, and tests from appropriate institutions or organizations qualify under this program.


Benefits for staff members also include localized perks, such as:

  • Free onsite parking
  • Mass transit passes
  • Various retailer discounts

It’s not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life and to make a difference in the lives of kids.

How to Apply

***Qualified candidates only ****

  • Open or Confidential Candidate Referrals accepted
  • Call our office at 404-629-9323 or email any clarification questions. 

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree