02 Jan
Senior Cloud Engineer
Virginia, Richmond , 23173 Richmond USA

Company Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondThe Federal Reserve is developing a new interbank 24x7x365 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service with integrated clearing functionality, called the FedNow service. This service will help enable financial institutions provide their customers with the ability to send and receive payments any time, any day, and have full access to those funds within seconds. This position is a unique opportunity to be part of a new mission-critical Federal Reserve initiative that will be transformative to the payments landscape in the United States.Job Summary:The Cloud Engineer is responsible for developing conceptual, logical and physical IT engineering designs, that support the infrastructure requirements of varying levels of technical and business application projects. Completes analysis of business requirements, as it relates to technical infrastructure design, and ensure traceability of the design to the business requirements. Assesses testing requirements and prepares testing strategies, as well as preparing implementation and transition plans. Senior level position requires a seasoned professional with a full understanding of industry practices. Requires high level of experience and proficiency in field.Principal Duties and Responsibilities:The Cloud Engineer Senior will be accountable for:

  • Working knowledge of architecture and design of solutions using cloud-based technologies
  • Serving as a hands-on technical Engineer to provide key technology on system project focused on development and implementation of strategic technological directives.
  • Performs resolution of complex hardware, environmental software operating systems and subsystems.
  • Oversees problem avoidance actions in the Cloud hosting environments
  • Implement changes to business information and technical systems
  • Analyzes and revises existing system logic and documentation as necessary
  • May authorize risk level changes and recommend solutions to minimize and/or prevent system interruption
  • Evaluates, recommends and selects new software/hardware
  • Performs change and problem management using standard tools
  • Ensures conformance and compliance with existing system standards. Measures performance to ensure proper operation
  • Leads highly technical/complex projects utilizing FRIT/System staff and resources
  • Follows and ensures adherence to technical standards for programming and design techniques.
  • Trains System technical staff on use of software/hardware tools in accordance with required standards and procedures
  • Monitors compliance with internal audit requirements and Information Security Manual guidelines
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Position Requirements:
  • 6+ years with IT solution delivery Engineer experience and hands on experience with public, private and hybrid cloud services including; planning, development, migration and integration of applications and services from on premises infrastructure to cloud based platforms -as-a-Service and infrastructure -as-a-Service.
  • Experience with three or more of the following programming / scripting languages and IaC tools (Terraform, Ansible, ARM Templates, Cloud Formation, Python, Go, and Bash)
  • Experience with enterprise public cloud platforms such as AWS and Microsoft Azure; including AWS networking, computing, and security services (e.g. VPC, EC2, AWS Config, AWS Inspector, Guard Duty)
  • Strong experience with CI and Source Code Management tooling (e.g. Git, GitLab) utilizing standard branching strategies
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change.
  • Comprehensive knowledge pertaining to concepts and principles in functional area. General knowledge of department/business lines, Reserve Banks, and / or System operations, policies, procedures, and technologies.
  • Communications: Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, creativity, attention to detail, and oral and written communications skills tailored for the intended audience.
  • Risk Management: [The individual] is responsible for understanding and applying risk management discipline in decision making, and contributing to his or her function's risk management.
  • Decision Making: Works under direction and guidance in planning details of procedures and methods to attain definite objectives. Makes decisions within established or widely accepted standards. Achieves assigned/planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, training, business principles, and practical experience.
Nice to have:
  • Certifications in AWS/Azure or other cloud technologies.
  • Terraform and other IaC technologies
  • Python
  • Golang
  • Docker
Other/Additional Requirements:
  • A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation from the Bank.
  • Candidates should review the Bank's Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.
  • Working Conditions: Will require the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers,etc.
  • Physical Demands: Requires some degree of sitting (for prolonged periods of time), standing, lifting carrying, pushing, pulling more than 20 lbs.
  • For candidates outside Richmond, VA, listed hiring and salary ranges may be adjusted based on your geographic location.
  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual's knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications.
Hours of Work: May require extended work hours. Occasional travel including overnight stays may be necessary. May be subject to on-call and call back as needed. May be exposed to moderate noise from equipment. Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience with 6 to 9+ years of relevant work experience.
Denotes essential duties and/or any physical requirements required to perform essential duties for the role. Full Time / Part Time Full time Regular / Temporary Regular Job Exempt (Yes / No) Yes Job Category Information Technology Work Shift First (United States of America)The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences. Privacy Notice

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