Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Cloud Architect
125 High Street
Boston, MA 02110


Employee Testimonials

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Chris - Employee Testimonial

This role will have responsibility for working with the cloud architecture team the corporate Cloud presence supporting both customer-facing and internal cloud-based tools. The person in his role will have a specific focus on ensuring that security best practices are defined and followed through the enterprise.


Duties and Responsibilities include:

Under the leadership of the Architecture lead, work to design the corporate cloud architecture including developing a library of deployable design patterns

Serve as a liaison between the corporate security team and cloud architecture team

Define and enforce best practices for

Cloud security

Cost containment

Cloud networking

Provide requirements to the developers on the team to build tools to enable

Developer self-service

Environment creation automation

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Evaluate multiple cloud solutions – currently HMH is primarily an AWS shop, but there is a desire to explore cloud arbitration opportunities

With the help of the automation and monitoring team, define best practices for uptime monitoring and effective preventative alerting in an effort to achieve 100% customer uptime

Assist operations team with debugging and correcting problems with the running infrastructure

Be a resource for building support for the Cloud within and across the business

Act as a mentor to the rest of the Cloud Ops team


Desired Skills and Experience:

Deep understanding of various cloud technologies, particularly AWS

Previous experience in cloud security

Comprehensive knowledge of industry standard security best practices

Strong whiteboard and consultative skills with an ability to review a variety of possible solutions, explain them to stakeholders, and guide towards the best choice

Knowledge of one or more automation technologies (Terraform, Chef, Salt, Puppet, etc)

Able to create and describe detailed architectural diagrams and descriptions

Provide training classes in various cloud technologies to other HMHers


Physical Requirements:

Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employee



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.


Employee Testimonials

David - Employee Testimonial


"Working at HMH is interesting, challenging, and gratifying at the same time. The people I interact with daily are dedicated professionals. At HMH, our main focus is providing meaningful content to educate students of all ages. Who can argue with that?! I'm proud to be part of HMH and am excited about the future of our company."

Jeanette - Employee Testimonial


"I've stayed at HMH 13+ years-my longest tenure at any company in my life-for two main reasons: 1) the amazing products and services we provide to help educate, inform, and entertain children and adults, and 2) the people who work here are passionate about what they do, interesting, collaborative, and all around good people."

Chris - Employee Testimonial


"There are 2 major benefits to working within the HMH community. First, the level of support during on-boarding is phenomenal. There are so many people and resources available to help you be successful as soon as possible. Second, HMH wants you to grow. Consequently, there are real opportunities to learn, to explore new challenges, and advance. My first 10 months on the job have been fulfilling and I feel as though I'm contributing significantly, with a bright future ahead."