Science Applications International Corp. names new software lead
Reston-based Science Applications International Corp. announced Monday it has named Bob Ritchie head of the company’s software practice, effective immediately.
Ritchie succeeds Kevin Ikeda, who retires this month. In this role, Ritchie is responsible for the strategy and investment, development, integration, and sustainment of software applications, as well as the migration of code and apps to new environments.
The company said software underpins almost everything it does for its customers in defense, space, federal civilian and intelligence markets.
Ritchie began his career as a tech lead for SAIC and was a research fellow in 2016 specializing in micro-services architecture. His past experience also includes working as director of software engineering at Capital One.
Ritchie earned a bachelor’s degree computer engineering from Virginia Tech. He holds eight Amazon Web Services certifications.
SAIC employs almost 3,000 software professionals. It has a total of 23,000 workers and annual revenue of approximately $6.5 billion.