Devops Engineer Devops Engineer …

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Devops Engineer
FedNow Principal DevOps Engineer


The 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.

 Position Contributions-

As a Principal Engineer of the DevOps team for FedNow, you will operated the toolchain leveraging established processes and standards.  You will help to automate and streamline our engineering operations, troubleshoot and resolve issues in dev, test, and production environments.  The team designs, develops, tests and deploys DevOps and DevSecOps tools, services, and solutions as required. Your team is part of the Technical Operations (TechOps) department and has the overall responsibility for the design, management and execution of operations required to support the ongoing technical and delivery needs of the FedNow Program, as well as the transition to production support and operations. This team interfaces with internal stakeholders, customers for planning, delivery, and service management.  It owns ongoing ITIL processes, and the implementation and driving of continuous improvement initiatives.  You will work closely with Engineers and Architects of the FedNow program in order to maintain seamless automation across the entire platform. The ideal candidate is someone who loves building and maintaining reliable and scalable systems, CI/CD tooling, and automating cloud-based highly available, high performing applications.

What Will Be Expected Of You-

  • Provide technical functional expertise to the Engineering team.
    Leverage DevOps team best practices.
  • Manage code deployments, fixes, updates and related processes.
  • Work with open-source technologies as needed.
  • Work with CI and CD tools, and source control such as GIT and SVN.
  • Lead the team through development and operations.
  • Offer technical support where needed, developing automation software for our back-end systems.
  • Stay current with industry trends and source new ways for our business to improve.
  • Implement, configure, and operate tools and products in the DevOps and DevSecOps Toolchain.
  • Building and maintaining tools, services, and automations associated with deployment and our operations platform, ensuring that all meet our customer service standards and reduce errors.
  • Actively troubleshoot any issues that arise during testing and production, catching and solving issues before launch.
  • Update our processes and design new processes as needed.
  • Deploy product updates as required while implementing integrations when they arise.
  • Automate our operational processes as needed, with accuracy, and compliant with security standards.
  • Support, drive and operate automation in product build and deployment.
  • Expertise you will bring-
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of working in AWS environments & services
  • Experience supporting infrastructure for large multi-services applications
  • Experience working with continuous deployment in micro-services architectures
  • Experience working with Jenkins or other Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), CI/CD, and automated build tools
  • Experience working with containerized applications and solutions such as Kubernetes, Docker, and OpenShift
  • Proficiency in Java, scripting languages (python or similar language) and git
  • Experience coding with SQL, JavaScript & HTML5, PHP, Python, C/C#, Json, and APIs
  • Experience working with Linux and the Linux command line
  • Experience with APM tools such as Dynatrace, New Relic, and others
  • Experience working with configuration management tools
  • Working knowledge of databases
  • Develop and maintain environment documentation and support procedures.
  • Continually advance technical knowledge and skills.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal Reserve policies and standards.
  • Expertise in test automation and tooling
  • Knowledge of operating systems (Linux, Unix, Windows)
  • Knowledge of database testing
  • Experience with CI/CD Pipelines, and DevSecOps
  • Knowledge of technology project and secure coding standards

PLEASE NOTE: Position is responsible for 24x7 support for some systems.  As such, the DevOps Principal Engineer is required to occasionally work off-hours for maintenance or to resolve technical issues.

Logistics and Requirements-

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent background or experience
  • Candidate must possess demonstrated experience with job duties outlined in this description.
  • 5+ years of experience in DevOps, DevSecOps, Automation, and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)
  • Server administration certification and experience preferred
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to prioritize and manage changing priorities
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Independent critical thinking and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • Excellent time-management skills

The Federal Reserve System iscommitted to a diverse and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employmentopportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic iinformation,disability, or military service. 

All employees assigned to thisposition will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and PatriotAct/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least onceevery five years.

The above statements are intendedto describe the general nature and level of work required of this position.They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilitiesor skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. Whilethis job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position,management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at itsdiscretion at any time. 

For this job, any offer ofemployment is contingent upon successfully passing a two-phase securityscreening. The first phase consists of the satisfactory completion of aphysical examination (including a drug screening), reference checks, and asecurity investigation consisting of credit and criminal historychecks.   

The second phase, which might notbe complete until after you begin working at the Reserve Bank, is an additionalrisk-based security screening determined by the risk rating of theposition.  Depending upon the sensitivity of the position, this phase mayinclude, and is not limited to, work and residency eligibility verification,and personal interviews with the candidate, references, and prior employers.

 All applicants must have resided inthe United States for at least three (3) years

Primary Location: MA-Boston
Work Locations:
Organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Experienced
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time