Bob Ritchie is the chief technology officer of the software practice with SAIC’s Strategy, Growth, and Innovation group, leading over 4,000 software engineers and providing technical direction and expertise for the enterprise modernization initiatives of SAIC’s customers. His responsibilities include the strategic roadmap and investments for the software practice, supporting customer programs with DevSecOps teams, and leading SAIC in the areas of cloud native development, application modernization, agile development, and intelligent software.
Ritchie joined SAIC in 2006 as a senior principal software engineer. He has led several agile teams in developing, modernizing, migrating, and operating resilient, highly available, enterprise-scale software systems in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the Defense Logistics Agency.
Prior to SAIC, he served as director of software engineering at Capital One, where he provided technical direction within an engineering organization of over 500 employees spanning multiple areas of expertise. He oversaw and guided the successful completion of major programs, including the enterprise migration of over 400 distributed applications from legacy data centers to full cloud infrastructure. He instilled DevSecOps best practices and reusable artifacts throughout the software engineering practice, highlighted by co-founding the Capital One DevOps Guild, an organization-wide effort.
Ritchie earned his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Virginia Tech. He holds all nine AWS certifications.