Solution Architect, Federal

Washington, D.C.
Full-time /
Robust Intelligence's mission is to eliminate AI Risk. As the world increasingly adopts AI into automated decision processes, we inherit great risk. 

Our flagship product is built to be integrated with existing AI systems to enumerate and eliminate risks caused by unintentional and intentional (adversarial) failure modes. With Generative AI becoming increasingly popular, new vulnerabilities and attacks present a significant threat to AI companies and their consumers. Our Generative AI Firewall provides a safety net against these failure modes.

At Robust Intelligence, we have built a multidisciplinary team of ML Engineers, AI security experts, and software engineers to advance the state of AI security. Together, we're building the future of secure, trustworthy AI.

About The Role

Our growing Customer Success team is looking for an analytical and enterprising Solutions Architect for our growing Federal business. As an SA at Robust Intelligence, you will drive production-grade implementations at scale with some of the largest and most innovative AI organizations in the world. You will be the trusted advisor to our customers for all things AI infrastructure, guiding them through scoping, deployments, and production MLSecOps integrations.
In partnership with the Customer Success and Sales teams, Solutions Architects lay the infrastructure foundation to enable customers to realize value from their investment in Robust Intelligence. Furthermore, with their deep exposure to the customer experience, SAs partner with Engineering and Product Management to influence product roadmap as the voice of the customer.

This position requires that the candidate has can obtain an active security clearance with a U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

As a Solution Architect you will:

    • Serve as the technical lead for deployments and integrations in customer environments, both production and non-production
    • Propose solutions and architecture on how to deploy and leverage Robust Intelligence products in customer environments and MLOps pipelines
    • Produce designs and plans for customer deployments
    • Provide White Glove service and deployment assistance to complex, high-value customers
    • Regularly optimize the deployment process based on experience and customer feedback
    • Collaborate with our Engineering and Product teams to drive meaningful product, deployment, and infrastructure improvements
    • Serve as a trusted advisor to customers and partners on general cloud infrastructure and MLSecOps
    • Research, troubleshoot, and resolve escalated customer issues
    • Implement product or infrastructure changes to address unique customer needs or unforeseen issues
    • Execute or assist on Statements of Work
    • Partner with Success team to identify product-driven opportunities for expansion and renewal
    • Contribute technical content to internal and customer-facing repositories, such as Deployment Guides, Knowledge Base, and FAQs

What we look for:

    • At least three years of professional experience as a solutions architect, implementation engineer, technical consultant, or another customer-facing technical role
    • Deep knowledge of at least one major public cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP)
    • Strong experience deploying and managing containers in orchestration systems such as Kubernetes
    • Working knowledge of infrastructure and configuration automation tools such as Terraform and Helm
    • Working knowledge of at least one scripting or programming language (Python preferred)
    • Working knowledge of cloud networking (VPC, TLS, DNS, Load Balancing, Private Link)
    • Motivation and ability to learn the Robust Intelligence technology stack
    • Self-motivated and excited to work at a startup; comfortable with ambiguity, eager to learn, and able to thrive with little to no direct, daily oversight
    • Strong communication skills (business fluency in spoken and written English)
    • Ability to travel about 25% of the time to meet with your accounts

Preferred qualifications:

    • TS/SCI Clearance
    • Experience with unclassified and classified Federal information systems and practices
    • Experience with FedRAMP, AWS GovCloud, and SUNet
    • Experience with the “dev-low, deploy-high” pattern or high-side development
    • Expertise in SecOps
    • Expertise in MLOps
    • Programming experience in Go, Python
    • Familiarity with the artificial intelligence ecosystem; familiarity with how data scientists and machine learning engineers develop and deploy AI models
    • Knowledge of customer success and sales processes
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or another quantitative field

    • Note that this is a hybrid role that requires a mix of working on-site at our offices, working from home, traveling to meet with customers, and multiple days a week working onsite with customers in the Washington, D.C. area.
$160,000 - $190,000 a year
Robust intelligence (RI) is a people-first company (this role can be remote). We offer an array of perks and benefits that ensures our employees’ health and well-being. With RI’s in-office company culture, we offer our employees free daily lunches and dinners (if you are working late), free snacks and beverages, commuter benefits, and an office gym.

Our leaders recognize that all of our employees are humans first. Employees at the company are parents, pet owners, siblings, and a long list more. Hence, RI ensures that employees have the benefits and resources needed to spend time with their families and live a fulfilling life outside of work. Benefits include a flexible time off policy, paid parental/family leave, child care allowance, 401(k) retirement plan, and market-leading health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents. We also have an education reimbursement program for individual learning.

What we offer:

We offer the opportunity to significantly contribute to shaping AI's future. This opportunity is a collaborative effort between impossibly talented individuals who share a passion for this mission. Our biggest asset is inclusion, as building a diverse community is the key to succeeding in our mission. In addition to the goal and environment we offer:

- Competitive salary and company ownership through equity
- Market-leading health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
- Flexible Time Off Policy and Paid Parental/Family Leave
- Education reimbursement program for Individual Learning
- 401(k) Retirement plan
- Commuter benefits
- Immigration sponsorship - H1B and Green Card
- Company lunches, dinners, and kitchens stocked with snacks and drinks
- On-site gym and wellness program