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Senior Cloud Architect 🔥


United States

Flexible within the USA


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 [1] 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 [2]  to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor [3].

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 Senior Cloud Architect will report to the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) function. The CCoE Cloud Architect is responsible for cloud technical architecture at TNC. The Cloud Architect translates requirements into technical implementation patterns that can be leveraged by TNC IT. This role will partner with application owners and other IT areas to translate requirements into technical deliverables and establish the technical direction of the public cloud platform. This role helps TNC IT decide on the best architecture patterns to apply to drive technical solutions. The Cloud Architect is responsible for the design, creation, implementation, and enforcement of enterprise software technical architectural standards and structures.

The CCOE Cloud Architect:

  • Collaborates closely with technical and non-technical stakeholders across the business to ensure alignment of architecture practices with business objectives and outcomes. The Cloud Architect will gain a deep understanding TNC’s organizational goals and the technology ecosystem to drive the technical direction of the public cloud platform and services
  • Provides architectural leadership by creating blueprints for cloud infrastructure, determining how architecture frameworks should be implemented, and enforcing best practices and standards
  • Provides thought leadership on creating solutions on AWS, IaaS and PaaS, and collaborates with application and IT teams to understand requirements and assess both the feasibility and effectiveness of cloud solutions
  • Identifies service requirements from TNC IT and mentors and educates teams by answering questions related to the cloud architecture and solutions
  • Oversees the design, build and scale of public cloud services and enables the Cloud Center of Excellence’s partnership with the rest of TNC IT to build and deliver those services


  • Experience researching, designing, analyzing, deploying, testing, and modifying AWS Cloud-based Enterprise-wide systems and application software.
  • Strong experience in application development for cloud platforms using technologies like AWS services like AWS VPC, IAM, S3, EC2, Fargate, ECS, EKS, Lambda, DynamoDB, RDS, and more. 
  • Must possess an advanced engineering and architectural design knowledge of Public Cloud Services, preferably AWS, including Monitoring, Access, Compute, Storage, Networking, Security, Configuration, and Database services.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in infrastructure for cloud platforms using technologies like Terraform, Cloud Formation, and AWS CI/CD services.
  • Experience evaluating operational requirements and providing expertise in the use of cloud reference architectures and solutions to support software development in a DevOps environment.
  • Experience with programming and infrastructure automation e.g., Terraform, AWSCLI, Python, Shell, and JSON
  • Experience supporting the planning of system deployment and infrastructure configuration to meet industry and corporate compliance standards.
  • Strong leadership skills and team-oriented experience; extensive background in the mentoring technical staff 


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information technology or an alternate combination of education/experience in the equivalent job knowledge and skills.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in public cloud platform architecture
  • Experience of latest AWS services and best practices


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 [4] on nature.org/careers.

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

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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator [5] to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org [6] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

  1. https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/who-we-are/diversity-and-inclusion/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-o5jtJniubZjnNuR4zpvmTBaiC-ZiSbJ
  3. https://www.glassdoor.co.in/Overview/Working-at-The-Nature-Conservancy-EI_IE14686.11,33.htm
  4. https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/culture-at-tnc/
  5. https://www.military.com/mst/nature-conservancy/mos-translator
  6. mailto:applyhelp@tnc.org

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