Principal Consultant (DevSecOps)

Fulltime , London

  • Employment


  • Location


  • Function

    Solution consulting

  • Salary

    Based on experience

Job Description – DevSecOps Principal Consultant

RiverSafe is a premier Security Consultancy with a proven track record of delivering security services to a number of FTSE 100 companies. We have established relationships with market leading technology vendors in Cyber Security and Big Data analytics space.

Due to the reliance on technology, there is an increase in the associated risks. Cybersecurity Operations is now high on the priority list for most organisations. Therefore, clients are overwhelmingly turning to RiverSafe for help and guidance on how to protect their assets, minimise business disruption and improve security.

Our clients place enormous trust and confidence in our expertise which has resulted in them often asking for our input outside the strict area of cybersecurity; typically, general systems architecture and operations.

At RiverSafe, we have ambitious plans to expand our portfolio by adding Managed Services practice. We continue to build our team and anticipate continued growth throughout the next five years. We need excellent people with passion for information technology to join us and to be part of our exciting growth strategy.

Being part of a dynamic, growing organisation offers an exciting career path full of opportunity. A position in RiverSafe will give the right candidate the opportunity to work with blue chip clients across EMEA and parts of Africa as our pipeline for work is growing rapidly.

Job Title

DevSecOps Principal Consultant


5 years in DevOps with 3 years consulting.


Solution consulting




Based on experience

Job Description

A Principal Consultant at RiverSafe is a leader and wears many hats, you’re not only technically credible across a wide range of technologies, practices and disciplines, but you are also the translation engine for our customers. You actively listen and engage with stakeholders to understand their business problem or outcome and mapping that back to the technical solution that will deliver on those outcomes. A successful principal consultant has technical depth across the DevOps and Security Spectrum along with leading and advising C-level executives, and evangelizing solutions.


  • Engaging with technical and business stakeholders to demonstrate the business benefit and value of RiverSafe services.
  • Architecting solutions, turn customer requirements into scope, scope and requirements into design and also help us land how it architectural fits into the tooling (devops) and the operations/support side.
  • Researching industry trends, providing strategic direction and advice in tools, technologies, partnerships, and accreditations for RiverSafe to maintain a competitive advantage.
  • Defining technology roadmaps and managing a team of engineers during the implementation
  • Defining and implementing full end to end release management and automation solutions using open source and industry leading tools for continuous integration, continuous deployment and continuous delivery.
  • Recommending appropriate hosting and infrastructure solutions based on technology stack and other influencing factors.
  • Delivering coaching and training in design, build, and test automation, tooling and DevOps engineering processes to both clients, teams, and individuals.


  • 7 years of experience working in DevOps/Security culture
  • Minimum 3 year of consulting experience.
  • A thought-leader through internal, client and industry engagement, blogging and speaking at events, with the ability to inspire and lead with genuine passion for technology and best practice.
  • Have a wealth of experience planning, building and leading large-scale transformation, DevSecOps and testing projects or programmes.
  • Security architecture – creating secure designs for solutions, and the delivery of architectural reviews.
  • Expertise and preferably certifications in the latest tools and technologies such as: Azure, AWS, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Puppet, Chef etc and a deep understanding of software languages and an appreciation of modern development languages such as Python, Java, C#.
  • Be an evangelist of secure by design and DevSecOps methodologies and principles.
  • Experience of coaching and training teams in optimising software engineering and end to end delivery.
  • Have a customer-centric attitude, with extensive experience working in a client-facing environment.
  • Define standards documentation related to security processes, procedures and infrastructure.


  • Solid communication skills and expertise to translate technical jargon into business familiar language.
  • Able to quickly understand and interpret customer problems and navigate complex organisations.
  • Adaptable, able to quickly switch between projects, demands and environments.
  • Self-motivated and self-educating, yet willing and able to work collaboratively with both customers and fellow RiverSafe consultants.
  • Well organized with a healthy sense of urgency, able to set; communicate; and meet aggressive deadlines with competing priorities.


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, Agile, competitive environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in group environments.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability & flexibility to travel within EMEA.


  • BSc (or relevant work experience) in computer science, cyber-security or a related field including engineering, mathematics, and other STEM subjects
  • Industry certifications (CompTIA, MSCA, LPIC) are a bonus.

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