Solution Architect

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The Nature Conservancy

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30+ days ago


United States

Flexible within the United States





The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Solution Architect is the technology lead in defining solutions and strategy using their expert technical knowledge. They design and develop new, complex technology systems and solutions according to system requirements following TNC’s methodology and development best practices. They act as lead Architect on technology application maintenance projects related to application upgrades, conversions, and modifications. Performs task assigned as required to complete project including design, development, running specific programs, generating reports, and analyzing results. They can see the impact of near term and long-term choices and are great at explaining it. They analyze changing business and market circumstanced and industry trends to evaluate alternatives and develop/implement solutions in response to changing business and market circumstances.


Are you passionate about applications and programming? Do you like data-centric tools? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is industry savvy and motivated to making sure our systems are operating smoothly and receive the necessary enhancements to keep us thriving.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 8 years of experience in Information Technology field with 4+ years of recent relevant experience in a cloud environment (AWS / Azure)
  • Professional competence in the principles and practices of Cloud architecture as they relate to:
    • Architecting Solutions using AWS / Azure for “cloud-scale,” high availability, and appropriate access control and management
    • Coding solutions that are composed of AWS using the APIs, IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS,
    • Communications of Cloud concepts to peers and customers
  • Experience with technologies and a deep understanding of challenges posed by:
    • Migration to a cloud native, micro-service, streaming/real-time, and decoupled based architecture.
    • Experience with the Well Architected Framework.
    • Assessing and incorporating the adequacy of technology controls and security measures.
    • DevSecOps - Design of Continuous Delivery pipelines (CI/CD) and the tools used to deliver solutions.
  • Experience in leading and mentoring technical staff in the development and usage of technology architectures and solutions.
  • Experience developing, building confidence, and maintaining customer working relationships.
  • Experience with other enterprise domains (application, security, infrastructure data, etc.).


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in a global organization.
  • Working knowledge of Agile framework, Jira, and Confluence
  • Experience in Cloud services like
    • AWS: S3, IAM, Lambda, Fargate, DynamoDB, Aurora, SNS/SQS, API Gateway, Cognito, KMS
    • Azure: Functions, App Services, API mgmt, CosmosDB, Blob Storage, Cognitive services
    • CI/CD, Alerting & Monitoring, and Machine learning using AWS Sagemaker / Azure Cognitive services
  • Supervisory and mentoring experience


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


To apply for job ID 52095, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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