Platform Architect at Aware | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

The future of work is now and it's human-centered. Aware empowers employees and organizations with behavior-driven, real-time signals from the workplace. The revolutionary platform is the leading force for digital collaboration insights, giving companies a better understanding of their workforce and the ability to manage the risks associated with digital conversations and remote collaboration. Aware enables enterprises to overcome common legal and compliance barriers to collaboration adoption, address growing data risks and insider threat concerns, and empower employees by creating more empathetic, flexible, and human-centric workplaces.

This is a unique opportunity for the individual who is interested in leading both the technical design and architecture for our SaaS platform, but also leading and participating in the delivery. We want that person who loves to design the best solution as well as make it happen. Platform Architecture features a collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation. In this highly visible and multi- functional role, you will bridge the gap between engineering teams to identify solutions and drive them across the various teams involved. The successful applicant should be a strong generalist with a computer architecture background and the ability to weigh tradeoffs between the different specialized areas in the system.


  • Responsible for the technical design, stability, interoperability, portability, security and scalability of the platform architecture
  • Ensure compliance with established architecture, design patterns, policies, standards and best practices
  • Implement solutions focusing on reuse and industry standards at a program, enterprise or operational scope
  • Recommend changes on project design concepts to improve efficiency
  • Manage architectural changes through multiple engineering teams
  • Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects
  • Contribute technically to projects
  • Work closely with product management team to ensure we’re building the best products


  • 10+ years’ experience developing medium to large distributed applications or back-end processes
  • In-depth knowledge of both relational and non-relational database technologies
  • Proficiency in software development in several languages and with one or more back-end frameworks
  • Experience in design, implementation, and troubleshooting large-scale microservices
  • Experience Building and maintaining cloud native solutions
  • Experience working in product driven environments
  • Practical working knowledge of AI and Machine Learning methods

Aware serves some of the largest enterprises in the world, in doing so we can provide them insights into their diversity and inclusion efforts. Because of this, Aware strives to cultivate its own diverse culture so we can better understand those we serve. If you share our values and enthusiasm for making companies better, you’ll find a home at Aware.

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.


• Company Equity

• 100% paid monthly health insurance for you and your family

• 401K match

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Open vacation policy

• Fully stocked kitchen with drinks, goodies and balanced snacks at HQ

• Flexible/Remote working options

• Cross-functional, open learning environment

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Platform Architect
  • Company
  • Location
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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