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API Solutions Architect



Software Engineering, IT
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

As an API Solutions Architect at Drata, you are responsible for the architecture and maintenance of our public API architecture. You are the technical expert helping partners and customers integrate with the world’s most advanced security and compliance automation platform.

You build trust and empathy with Drata’s most sophisticated users as you support their integrations and workflow automations.You will work closely with business stakeholders, cross-functional colleagues, and other leaders to understand use cases, design solutions, and support new features.

You are an energetic outgoing technical professional who is an expert in public API systems and documentation. An individual that excels in communicating technical concepts to stakeholders with various levels of technical knowledge. An individual that is able to foster collaborative internal and external relationships.

What you’ll do:

  • Build and maintain RESTful public APIs
  • Drive architecture, adoption, and implementation of the public APIs
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to build product requirements
  • Maintain OpenAPI documentation
  • Foster a positive relationships with partners and customers assisting with integration design, implementation, approvals, and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate and improve the performance, durability, and security of production API architecture
  • Assist with server-side code and database architecture on the back-end in NodeJS
  • Effectively communicate client needs to the R&D teams for future product enhancements
  • Successfully match customer and partner pain points and requirements to solutions
  • Participate in development lifecycle activities like design, coding, testing and production releases
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code in an agile team environment
  • Research and train on technologies you think may be appropriate for current or future projects
  • Ensure the cross-functional teams adhere to best practices by actively assisting with in-depth code reviews
  • Quickly transition between different contexts for evolving business needs

What you’ll bring:

  • 10+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 5+ years of experience building and maintaining REST APIs, preferably with customer-facing API programs
  • 5+ years of experience with NodeJS / TypeScript
  • 5+ years of experience with relational databases
  • Strong proficiency optimizing APIs, code, and database performance in a production environment
  • A demonstrated track record of trust and influence with Product Management, Engineering, QA, and Security teams
  • Outstanding ability to negotiate difficult tradeoffs (e.g., quality factors, business goals, and technical debt)
  • Self-directed, independent, and has experience owning complete features/products
  • Experience with one or more of the major cloud hosting systems (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Proficiency in object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of algorithms, network protocols, and web services
  • Agile development experience
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field

Nice to have:

  • Some experience creating and maintaining client libraries
  • Understanding of specific technologies: Redocly, NestJS, TypeORM, AWS, and MySQL
  • Experience with NodeJS asynchronous programming and event-driven architecture
  • Enterprise customer-facing experience preferred, including working hand-in-hand with internal Sales, Sales Engineering, Customer Success, and Partner Integration teams


  • Healthcare: 90-100% paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents + on demand health care concierge
  • HSA, FSA, & DCFSA: Pre-tax savings plans for healthcare and dependent care, with up to a $600 annual employer contribution to the HSA plan (if enrolled in HSA medical plan)
  • 100% paid short and long term disability plus life + AD&D benefits
  • Learning & Development: $500 annually towards professional development opportunities + $250 annually towards personal development opportunities
  • Flexible Time Off: Flexible vacation policy for strong, fully charged batteries
  • 16 Weeks Paid Parental Leave: An inclusive policy to ensure you have time with your newborn, newly adopted, or foster child
  • Work Remotely: Flexible hours and work from home + $1,000 annually to cover necessary business related items for your home office
  • 401K: Reach your financial goals while reducing your taxes

This role will receive a competitive base salary, benefits, and equity. The applicable salary range for each US-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 3 tiers based on the cost of labor for that geographic area. The expected salary ranges for this role are set forth below.

Tier 1: $191,250 - $236,250

Tier 2: $172,125 - $212,625

Tier 3: $153,000 - $189,000

Here you can view which geographic pay tier applies to you, based on where you permanently reside and work. A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s leveling and compensation – including a candidate’s professional background and experience. What tier you are aligned to is non-negotiable and is solely dependent on where you permanently reside. These ranges and tier alignments may be modified in the future and final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above.

Drata is on a mission to help build trust across the internet.

Drata is a security and compliance automation platform that continuously monitors and collects evidence of a company's security controls, while streamlining compliance workflows end-to-end to ensure audit readiness.

We all recognize the importance of earning and keeping the trust of our customers when it comes to protecting their data. We've felt firsthand how burdensome achieving and maintaining a strong security and compliance posture can be at a fast-growing company. It’s a manual, redundant, error-prone, and unscalable process - and it only grows more complex and expensive over time.

Our team of SaaS, security, compliance, and audit experts have built a better way - with automation.

Employment at Drata is based solely upon individual merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law. We also make reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under laws protecting the rights of the disabled.