Chris Tsantiris

St Petersburg, FL · (727) 459-8955 ·

Cloud and Infrastructure Engineer | IT Leader | Real Estate Investor


Sr. Manager, Cloud & Infrastructure Engineering 


Helping peope walk through walls

  • Implement plan to achieve 600k in annual infrastructure cost savings with IaC and right sizing
  • Lead cloud migration effort to reduce technical debt, save money, and improve support
  • Train existing engineers in DevOps and Agile which improved delivery speed and consistency
  • Set up monitoring solution using Grafana and Solarwinds for real time alerting of outages and slowness
  • Implement Azure Site Recovery in order to allow business to make an entire data center redundant
  • Deploy landing zone and RBAC in Azure which provided structure and IAM security
  • Ensure CIS cloud security standards are met for compliance and risk mitigation
  • Manage budgets for cloud environments and DevOps team to control costs for the department
July 2023 - Present

Director of Engineering

SOMA Global

Soma Global is a multi-million dollar, industry leading cloud provider serving first responders.

  • Built CICD solution using terraform and bitbucket for improved delivery speed and build consistency
  • Architected flagship public safety solution that helped the company gain dozens of clients
  • Managed multiple teams across areas resulting in improved communication and less mistakes
  • Improved application and cloud security to safeguard sensitive data and prevent breaches
  • Single handedly ensured SOC2 and FTR compliance enabling the company to earn new contracts
  • Ensured all data was CJIS security compliant and FIPS encrypted meeting public safety standards (NIST)
  • Monitored cloud environments with Cloudwatch, Cloudtrail, Pingdom and Vanta for outages
  • Coordinated release management process to cut down on production issues impacting live clients
  • Lead purple team for pentest remediation ensuring application vulnerabilities were closed down
  • Created automated testing framework using Cypress, Jest and Go Test reducing outages by half
Oct 2021 - August 2023

Senior Software Engineer

SOMA Global
  • Lead engineering effort in Golang and React to deliver critical feature on time to clients
  • Containerized services using Docker improving scalability and resilience
  • Conducted code reviews of change sets in order to ensure quality code was released each sprint
  • Coached and mentored junior developers to grow the team internally eliminating the need to hire
  • Developed requirements with product owners making sure that each feature was rolled out smoothly
  • Single handedly shipped critical features to close a $30 million contract for the business
Feb 2021 - Sept 2021

Manager / Senior Developer


PwC is the second largest professional services network in the world and is considered part of the “Big 4”.

  • Lead development of several applications across multiple teams working in MEAN stack
  • Architected in-house machine learning solution to parse contracts and flag issues for legal and compliance reducing PwC's liability exposure
  • Migrated on-prem Docker swarms to AKS taking advantage of kubernetes for scalability and availability
  • Managed integrations with third party vendor products saving the business both time and money
  • Piloted custom in-house CICD framework built on Azure DevOps standardizing deployments firm-wide
  • Configured automated code scans using Sonarqube helping catch bugs as part of PR gates
Sept 2019 - Jan 2021

Application Developer

  • Delivered new application features and integrations using different stacks including MEAN stack and .Net/.Net Core
  • Worked on applications with use cases such as e-contracts, APIs, dashboards, and validating relationships between financial entities
  • Migrated applications from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes
  • Participated on multiple scrum teams at once
Feb 2018 - Aug 2019


University of Southern California

M.E Educational Psychology and Technology
Technology in Instructional Design
August 2009 - August 2010

University of Connecticut

B.A History, B.A Individualized
August 2003 - Dec 2007


Technical Skills & Tools
  • Cloud engineering with Terraform, Docker, AWS Fargate, Kubernetes, Azure
  • Backend Engineering with Golang, Python, Node.js
  • Databases including MySQL, MongoDB, Postgres, Neo4J, MSSQL
  • Agile Development & Scrum, Team Management


Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors. I like paddle boarding, kayaking, boating and cycling.

Fun fact, I try to visit a new country every year.