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IAM and Security Architect

Federal Reserve Bank (FRB)
Richmond, VA 23219
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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The Richmond Fed is the proud home of the Federal Reserves National IT organizationa nationwide team delivering technology solutions and support across the Federal Reserve System. Many National IT employees are located in Richmond, while others are based across the U.S. at other Federal locations.

When you join our team, youll become part of a culture that welcomes differences, cares about our communities, and empowers each other to lead from where we are to make things better.

Bring your passion and well provide challenging and purposeful careers in a variety of fields, opportunities to grow and a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth. Its all part of what makes #MyRichmondFed a great place to work!

About the Opportunity

The IAM and Security Architect will be a technical expert supporting the design, implementation, and operationalization of Federal Reserves IAM program and solutions. You will architect, build, and maintain infrastructure, security services, and system components in a hybrid cloud environment.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead architecture, technical design, implementation, and operation of IAM product line.
  • Lead technology adoption, development and engineering activities, focusing on implementation of Identity Governance and Administration solutions.
  • Provide IAM subject matter expertise for business and technical teams on architectural and procedural best practices for on-prem and cloud-based solutions.
  • Be self-organizing and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams leveraging agile development practices.
  • Lead automation efforts to minimize manual work, ensure compliance goals, and support continuous delivery frameworks and tools.
  • Work with partners to obtain and translate requirements into technical implementations.
  • Create as-is and to-be architecture blueprints and technical documentation.
  • Engage with development and QA teams during SDLC phases to provide leadership and security design guidance.
  • Assist with development of use cases and detailed testing plans that map to the documented business and technical requirements, complying with Federal Reserve security specifications and industry standard / generally accepted testing practices.
  • Consult with internal (technical experts, information technology / IAM leadership) and external (departments, departments) partners on changing business, policy, and technical plans to ensure that information security issues are addressed early in the project lifecycle.
  • Help implement monitoring tools to support operational and security incident response processes.
  • Provide technical support both across departments and applications including rotational or on-call support.
  • Responsible for understanding and applying risk management discipline in decision making and contributing to his or her function`s risk management.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent background or experience.
  • 7+ years of information security experience.
  • 5+ years IAM engineering and operations experience in a team-based environment.
  • 3+ years working with cloud-based platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) in an enterprise environment.
  • Strong experience with designing Lifecycle Manager and Access Certification modules in SailPoint IdentityIQ.
  • Experience with common IAM tools (Okta, Centrify, CyberArk, Ping) preferred.
  • Significant experience with Java/J2EE, Beanshell, Apache, Tomcat, HTML, JavaScript, XML, web services (REST/SOAP) and modern development and delivery techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of authentication and authorization industry standards such as, SAML, OpenID, OAuth2.
  • CISSP, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and AWS Cloud certification desirable.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code tools (CloudFormation, Azure Resource Manager, Terraform).
  • Experience developing solutions in an iterative (Agile) approach.
  • Experience deploying, managing, operating, and monitoring of applications in scalable, highly available and fault tolerant data centers (both on premise and hosted).

Discover the Reason Why So Many People Love It Here!

When you join Federal Reserves National IT organization, not only will you find a challenging and purposeful career, youll also have access to a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth, including:

  • Great medical benefits
  • Pension and 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee resource networks
  • Paid volunteer leave
  • Flexible work options
  • Onsite amenities that make working here fun

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • 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 Banks Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this role. Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures.
  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individuals knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


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.

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Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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