Back to Careers
  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Solutions Architect

We are looking for an enthusiastic Solutions Architect to join us and ensure that our customers are thrilled with our platform. This is a role for someone who is passionate about bridging the gaps between complex business problems and solutions in the cloud.

The industry:

As more companies move key parts of their business to the cloud, it’s critical to ensure that data and information are secure. Two functions that play a key role are developers and security teams. To date, innovation has been focused on development teams – who can now do more, faster. The security teams are not able to keep up and that creates risk for the organization.

The company:

The oak9 platform analyzes infrastructure-as-code and builds security into cloud native applications so they are secure and compliant by design.

We are passionate about removing the friction between development and security so businesses can achieve velocity & agility without compromising on security.

We’re looking for smart, motivated and talented individuals to join our growing team. You will be an integral part of oak9’s success, and this is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in a fast-paced environment with a team full of passionate, committed people who are excited to transform how security integrates into modern development.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a top-tier leadership team to reshape the security landscape.  We are growing fast and are looking for talented individuals to help in our mission.

What you will do:
  • Work with application development team to solve technical challenges and drive overall software architecture design and implementation
  • Communicate and apply in-depth analysis, review, and design of software
  • Work with product stakeholders to identify key deliverables, anticipate risks, and make decisions with the ability to adapt to change
  • Develop and implement system performance improvements
  • Bring thought leadership and take initiative with a focus on continually improving service value
  • Mentor and lead other team members
  • Grow your career with oak9
  • Work with an amazing and innovative team
  • Become intimately familiar with cloud service provider offerings and security considerations associated with them
What you bring:
  • A/B.S Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related field
  • 6+ years in a technical leadership role and architecture experience in software development
  • Experience in product development and building application with .NET, Golang, C# or other programming languages
  • Expertise in developing complex cloud-based product/services using Azure, AWS or other cloud technologies
  • Experience with Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment tools and processes
  • Experience working in an agile development process
  • Knowledgeable of DevOps tools such as Azure DevOps, Jenkins a plus
  • Skilled in being a strategic leader and has a knack for taking initiative
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Enjoys all things technology and has serious interest in having fun at work
What we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k
  • Equity
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Career development
  • An exciting and fun startup environment

This role is based in Chicago with option to work remotely.

At this time, oak9 does not sponsor work visas.

To apply, please send your resume to and let us know why you’re the best person for the role!