Principal Solutions Architect

Job Summary: 

As a Principal DevOps Engineer at River Point Technology, you will be a senior member of our Delivery team, leading the design, implementation, and management of internal and external DevOps infrastructure. In this role, you will play a critical part in shaping our DevOps strategy, ensuring the reliability, scalability, and security of customer systems, and mentoring and guiding junior team members.


    • Develop and implement the overall DevOps strategy, aligning it with customer business objectives and technology roadmaps.
    • Lead the implementation of IaC practices, architecture, and standards using tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.
    • Architect and manage sophisticated CI/CD pipelines, integrating automated testing, deployment, and monitoring processes.
    • Oversee the management and optimization of container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes, ensuring optimal resource utilization and high availability.
    • Drive automation initiatives, developing advanced scripts and automation solutions to streamline operations.
    • Enhance security practices across infrastructure and applications, including vulnerability assessments, threat modeling, and compliance checks.
    • Lead incident response efforts, driving post-incident reviews and improvements.
    • Ensure the creation and maintenance of comprehensive documentation for configurations, procedures, and best practices.
    • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the River Point Delivery team, fostering skill development and knowledge sharing.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
    • 10+ years of experience as a DevOps Engineer or related IT role
    • Superior knowledge of Linux/Unix administration
    • Advanced experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, or Terraform
    • Extensive experience with cloud infrastructure such as AWS, MS Azure, or Google Cloud
    • Strong understanding of software development and release processes
    • 3 or more years of project leadership
    • Desire to lead and mentor junior team members

Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Expert level knowledge and experience with  HashiCorp products:
      • Terraform
      • Vault
      • Consul
      • Nomad
      • Packer
    • Expert knowledge and experience with GitLab
    • Solid understanding of K8s platform
    • Relevant industry certifications (e.g., Hashi, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Administrator) are a plus.

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