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Software Engineer

Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024

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Title: Software Engineer
Location: Remote
Terms: Full-time
Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a clearance with this government program.
Travel: 0-20%
Education: BA/BS degree and 5 years of experience or MA/MS degree or higher and 3 years of experience
That’s RIVA.  Our employee-first approach has manifested a culture that attracts the best and brightest.  By investing in people firsts, and providing a flexible work environment, our employees have higher moral, higher productivity rates, and lower turnover. At RIVA, people are our #1 priority.
Project Description 
The Patent Trial and Appeal Case Tracking System (P-TACTS) is a system designed for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) for the purpose of electronically filing documents in connection with the Inter Partes Disputes established under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).

Position Description
Our P-TACTS team is actively seeking a Software Engineer to manage and deploy infrastructure. This vital role requires comprehensive expertise in architecture principles, infrastructure management, and operational efficiency. The ideal candidate will demonstrate advanced skills in designing and implementing configurations to enhance our development and security operations processes.


  • Develop and maintain scalable, resilient, and secure architecture solutions for applications using Java and PostgreSQL.
  • Implement and manage DevSecOps practices across the development lifecycle to ensure secure and efficient code deployment.
  • Assist in efforts to migrate on-premises applications to AWS cloud, ensuring minimal downtime and data integrity.
  • Optimize AWS infrastructure and services to enhance performance, reduce costs, and leverage native AWS capabilities.
  • Apply SRE principles to enhance system reliability, automate operations, and improve incident response times.
  • Actively participate in the coding process, providing guidance and support to development teams while maintaining a big-picture perspective.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including developers, operations, and security, to align architectural solutions with business goals.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior architects and developers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that architectural standards, policies, and procedures are documented, maintained, and adhered to across projects.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends to continuously improve architecture practices and solutions.


  • Strong proficiency in Java, Terraform IaC, PostgreSQL, and AWS cloud services, including migration and optimization.
  • Understanding of Angular Single Page Applications.
  • OAuth 2.0 security implementation best practices.
  • Proven experience implementing DevSecOps methodologies, including CI/CD pipelines, automated testing, and security integration.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS architecture, including EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, and other native services.
  • Understanding of Site Reliability Engineering principles and practices, with experience in automating operations and incident management.
  • Hands-on development experience, with the ability to write clean, efficient, and maintainable code.
  • Ability to see the larger organizational and technical landscape and align architectural decisions with strategic business objectives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a collaborative approach to working with diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor technical teams, providing direction and fostering a culture of innovation.
  • Proficiency in creating detailed architectural documentation and maintaining standards across projects.
Preferred Certifications
  • Advanced certifications in AWS, PMP, or related areas.
  • Experience working with government agencies, particularly in the technology or intellectual property domains.
Salary: $100,000 - 175,000 USD
RIVA Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protect class.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email [email protected].  Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.
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