Principal Architect (PaaS)

About this Opportunity:
Patrocinium is expanding and looking for driven, creative, analytical Principal Architect to join our growing team in Reston, Virginia. Our ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced agile environment and have a passion for implementing cutting-edge technologies, solving complex problems, and driving change. We will consider mid to senior level architects depending on capabilities and fit.

About Patrocinium:
Patrocinium is a start-up based in Reston, Virginia that develops next generation crisis and emergency management technology.  Our platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provides enhanced situational/location awareness in order to reduce time to crisis resolution and save lives. By integrating location data, cameras, facial recognition, door/biometric sensors, and other security data we provide our customers with a best-in-class security platform. Our development team is small, talented, and flexible, which will allow you to perform work with great support but minimal friction, and to truly own solutions. Therefore, we are seeking passionate leaders who are looking to work on cutting-edge technology and are capable of making us better.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the architecture and design of various elements of our CI/CD development ensuring platform services capable of scaling to massive workloads
  • Architect the proper technical solutions to provide excellent, functional user experience to our customer, especially during crisis situations
  • Define the standards/KPIs for building such large-scale computing systems and applications
  • Interact with our business stakeholders and company leaders to implement and improve infrastructure and practices
  • Communicate and explain the vision to our stakeholders and business leaders
  • Embrace and extend new state of the art technology into our system
  • Optimize deployment and operations of applications within AWS platform (EC2, S3, Lambda) and Kubernetes deployment tools
  • Work in an Agile development environment constantly developing new product offerings

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience with strong track record in designing and implementing scalable platform deployments
  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing cloud applications, preferably with deployments on AWS, or alternatively on Azure, GCP or open source cloud technologies, such as OpenStack, CloudStack, etc.
  • Experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and containerization configuration management (Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Proficient and demonstrated knowledge of Node.js, Sequelize, and PostgreSQL

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in working closely with customers, stakeholders, engineering teams to design solutions through the full software product life cycle from initiatives to final products/deployments
  • Experience with serviced-oriented architecture and experience in a complete CI/CD pipeline design with microservices-based approach
  • Experience with third-party authorization frameworks such as OpenID Connect, OAuth, & SAML
  • Experience with D3.js and integrating it into an Angular application
  • Experience with various mapping and location-awareness technologies such as PostGIS, OpenMap, Meridian, Cesium JavaScript WebGL mapping framework, etc.
  • Experience working with or building various business rules engines or Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools/APIs (e.g.; TensorFlow, Caffe, Amazon Machine Learning)
  • Experience working in an Agile workplace and competency in CI/CD is desirable
  • MS in Computer Architecture, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer engineering-related field


  We’re a growing startup!
  You will be empowered in your role
  We have a competitive compensation package that includes medical and dental PPO plans and employee stock options
  You’ll join an amazing team of people passionate about what they do
   You’ll have impact on people’s lives through creating disruptive technology in the emergency management/response market

To apply for this position, please send your resume to We look forward to hearing from you!

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