Software Architect at Renaissance (Remote)

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Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology. 

Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Job Description

Our architecture team is responsible for enabling engineering teams to build industry leading educational solutions. Our software architects work closely with company leaders, fellow architects, product managers and our engineering teams to advance our solutions. In your role you will help develop technical strategies, define epics for teams and guide technical decisions. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Design: Analyze requirements, clarify gaps, create high-level design and provide architectural vision to Engineering. Oversee detailed design to ensure architecture, quality and security standards are followed.

  • Innovate: Research emerging technologies, tools and processes in support of architecture and systems development.

  • Problem Solve: Break down complex problems, think creatively, optimize solutions, help debug and fix issues.

  • Set Standards, Strategy and Vision: Participate in the collaborative development of the technology strategy, technology standards, roadmaps and practices. Set architectural vision for a system, product platform or sub-functional area of Engineering. 

  • Technical Consulting: Provide ongoing technical and architectural guidance to engineering teams and broader organization. 


For this role, you must have: 

  • Ability to design sustainable solutions by incorporating architectural, engineering, operational, quality and security best practices.

  • Ability to effectively communicate architectural design intentions clearly through diagrams, flow charts, whiteboarding sessions and various forms of documentation.

  • Ability to effectively leverage AWS services to create cost effective, performant, scalable and extensible solutions.

  • Ability to narrow solutions to small number of feasible options, effectively communicate trade-offs and craft technical recommendation.

  • Ability to analyze detailed design to detect critical deficiencies and provide technical guidance. 

  • Ability to break down complex problems into smaller parts that can deliver incremental business value. 

Bonus points for: 

  • Experience with Front-End Technologies (CSS, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React, Vue.js) and Architectures.

  • Experience with the following Technologies: C#, .Net Core, Node.js, GraphQL and Snowflake.

  • Experience in EdTech. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Salary Range: $106,300 - 175,000. This range is based on national market data and may vary by experience and location.


  • World Class Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Renaissance is committed to maintaining a safe and healthful environment for our employees and customers. To uphold this commitment, Renaissance requires all employees to receive a full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, unless an individual has been granted an exemption as an accommodation due to a disability, religious reasons and/or state and local laws.

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. We hope you're open to learning new skills to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Inherent in that guiding principle is dedication to serving all identities by recognizing the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our organization, our work and our products.

Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state

and local laws. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.



More Information on Renaissance
Renaissance operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Bloomington, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Renaissance was founded in 1986. It has 1079 total employees. To see all 29 open jobs at Renaissance, click here.
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