FedNow Sr Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

| Boston, MA, USA | Hybrid
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<b><b>Company</b></b><br>Federal Reserve Bank of Boston<br>Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS) delivers a suite of payments services to financial institutions via FedLine® Solutions, FedNowSM, Fedwire®, National Settlement Service (NSS), FedCash®, FedACH® (Automated Clearing House), and Check Services. We are currently leading a strategic effort to transform FRFS to a national, enterprise-focused organization. Through our evolved structure, we will meet the needs of the marketplace for new products and services more quickly, seek to provide a more robust and unified customer experience across our financial service offerings, and create new career growth opportunities for FRFS staff.<br>We are seeking leaders to set the vision, strategy, values, and priorities that enable FRFS to achieve its mission. Our leaders must demonstrate a strategic, action-oriented mindset focused on intellectual curiosity, agility, accountability, and the ability to drive innovation through experimentation. To achieve our vision for a people-focused organization with a strong collaborative and innovative culture, we expect our leaders to champion an inclusive environment and demonstrate our values in how we work and interact with each other and our broader community.<br>The Federal Reserve has developed a new interbank 24x7x365 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service with integrated clearing functionality, called the FedNow Service. This service enables financial institutions to 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 this mission-critical Federal Reserve initiative that is transforming the payments landscape in the United States.<br>Candidates that live near one of our Reserve Bank locations will be provided some work from home flexibility. Rules for hybrid work arrangements differs from Bank to Bank and should be discussed during the interview process.<br>We are seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Infrastructure Engineer, someone who not only embraces challenges but thrives in proactively solving them. If you are a self-starter with a passion for unraveling the root of issues, automating solutions, and approaching problems from a holistic perspective, this role is for you. In this role, you will be able to help design and implement the backbone of FedNow infrastructure.<br><b>Key Responsibilities</b> <br><ul><li>Proactive Problem Solver: Identify and address the root causes of issues, focusing on solving problem categories rather than individual instances. Engage early and comprehensively.</li><li>Automation Enthusiast: Leverage automation tools such as build and deployment pipelines, Docker, Python, Bash, Terraform, and Ansible to streamline and eliminate recurring issues.</li><li>Multifaceted Expertise: Proficient in CI/CD automation, Cloud Infrastructure (AWS), SDLC, Python, Bash, Terraform, and Ansible, demonstrating versatility across a range of technologies.</li><li>Comprehensive Problem Analysis: Conduct thorough investigations to understand all facets of a problem, ensuring comprehensive and effective solutions.</li><li>Translate complex problems into manageable, actionable chunks that can be implemented and iteratively improved.</li><li>Documentation Excellence: Demonstrate exceptional communication and documentation skills, ensuring clear and comprehensive records for processes, solutions, and potential improvements.</li><li>Cloud: Advanced understanding of AWS capabilities, focusing on the management and impact of IaC resources through Terraform</li></ul><br><b>Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required</b> <br><ul><li>Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field, equivalent combination of related education and/or work experience totaling a minimum of 6+ years</li><li>Proficiency in using git and SDLC</li><li>Proficiency in using Linux/UNIX systems</li><li>High proficiency in IaC, ideally Terraform, in both development and automation capacities</li><li>Experience and competency in using containerized systems</li></ul><br><ul><li>Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking</li><li>Comfort with utilizing metrics or monitoring solutions for troubleshooting systemic issues</li><li>Experience with REST API's and webservice solutions is desirable</li><li>Ability to perform code reviews in Terraform, Ansible, Python, and Bash</li><li>Ability to perform design reviews of AWS infrastructure</li><li>Ability to flexibly adapt to a rapidly changing environment and generate effective and innovative solutions to address change.</li><li>Outstanding and persuasive oral and written communication skills that effectively reach all levels of the organization.</li><li>Proven ability to prioritize, reprioritize and demonstrates appropriate agility to manage competing and sometimes conflicting priorities.</li><li>Experience advising leadership on enhancements and best practices for IaC.</li><li>Strong communication skills with ability to influence at all levels of the organization; ability to simplify complex topics for consumption and critical decision making</li></ul><br>The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.<br>All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years. <br>For this job, any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a two-phase security screening. The first phase consists of the satisfactory completion of a physical examination (including a drug screening), reference checks, and a security investigation consisting of credit and criminal history checks. <br>The second phase, which might not be complete until after you begin working at the Reserve Bank, is an additional risk-based security screening determined by the risk rating of the position. Depending upon the sensitivity of the position, this phase may include, and is not limited to, work and residency eligibility verification, and personal interviews with the candidate, references, and prior employers. <br>All applicants must have resided in the United States for at least three (3) years.<br><b><b>Full Time / Part Time</b></b><br>Full time<br><b><b>Regular / Temporary</b></b><br>Regular<br><b><b>Job Exempt (Yes / No)</b></b><br>Yes<br><b><b>Job Category</b></b><br><b><b>Work Shift</b></b><br>First (United States of America)<br>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.<br>Privacy Notice

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Centrally located next to Boston's South Station between the Financial District and the Boston Seaport neighborhood.

What are Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Perks + Benefits

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Benefits Overview

The Boston Fed has very comprehensive compensation and benefits offerings, allowing us to focus on work-life balance while supporting the Bank’s primary focus - Public Service That Makes a Difference®.

In addition to great healthcare, dental, prescription, and vision coverage, the Boston Fed offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP), health and dependent care flexible spending accounts. These benefits are available to employees, their qualified families, and domestic partners. The Boston Fed also has an onsite, state-of-the-art fitness facility, offers season flu shots, and wellness screenings.

Volunteer in local community
The Boston Fed participates in local volunteer activities and provides each employee with two paid volunteer days.
Partners with nonprofits
Through the work of our Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) and other departments within the Boston Fed, we partner with local Non Profits as a way to give back to the communities where we live and work.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
We believe a hybrid remote/in-office arrangement is part of the future of work at the Boston Fed, which will ultimately offer more flexibility.
Remote work program
Remote work options include: • Office-based • Hybrid/scheduled • Hybrid/ad hoc • Primarily remote
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
The Boston Fed offers employees the chance to participate in employee resource groups (ERGs) and affinity groups with a specific interest. ERGs and affinity groups are a valuable component of the Bank
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We believe in the strength that comes from diverse perspectives, ideas, and approaches to solving important business problems. Our organization embraces diverse employees, constituents, and community
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston provides backup child care assistance, including tutoring, in-home childcare and virtual child care assistance.
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
The Bank provides up to $5,000 in reimbursement associated with the cost of adopting a child.
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
The Fed Society plans family oriented events a few times throughout the year.
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time up to 16 hours a year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Wage Works, including a $90 subsidy toward your transit monthly passes.
Company-sponsored outings
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
The Bank offers a free on-site fitness center, including classes and open 24 hours a day.
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
The Boston Fed offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At a time when many organizations no longer offer a traditional pension plan, the Federal Reserve’s Retirement Plan is recognized for the value it provides in helping secure employees’ financial future during their retirement years. Fed employees are automatically enrolled in our pension plan.

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