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Identity, Security & Network Architect

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

When you join the Federal Reservethe nation's central bankyoull play a key role, collaborating with leading tech professionals to strengthen and protect our economic, financial and payments systems. We dedicate more than $1 billion to technology each year to support the Federal Reserve and our economy, and were building a dynamic and diverse team for our future.

Bring your passion and expertise, and well provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growthalong with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

The ISN group architect is a senior professional position that is dedicated to the Identity, Security and Network (ISN) team in National IT. Contributions and decisions have significant impact on day-to-day operations of the Federal Reserve System. As a senior professional, this position may be required to influence decisions at the System level that are policymaking in nature. In addition, the position will contribute to strategy formation and alignment.

The ISN group architect must have proven experience in defining and driving technology vision in a complex and resilient infrastructure environment. Candidate must have deep technical knowledge of network and identity systems preferably in a hybrid environment. This leader will assist with major infrastructure designs and enforce architecture standards. Position works across the Chief Operating Officer (COO) organization to drive cohesive secure technology solutions that meet current and future demands. Ensures solutions are built with operational stability and provides oversight of technology interoperability across the ecosystem in partnership with other architects. Position will be aligned with the National IT architecture team to ensure architecture alignment within National IT and with System IT Enterprise architecture.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop architecture and roadmaps based on business requirements and/or network/security infrastructure technology enhancements geared toward improving customer experience
  • Provide expert level engineering and operational practices for a network and security infrastructure service provider
  • Partner with internal customers to provide guidance on architectural patterns. Recommends and implements changes to business information and technical architecture requirements.
  • Partners with our clients and other resources in detecting critical architectural and infrastructure gaps or deficiencies in the IT environment. Recommends solutions for improvement.
  • Provide input and directional guidance for network and security infrastructure automation
  • Work with peer architects to create integration patterns that inform and set standards for various traffic patterns in a hybrid enterprise environment
  • Oversees and directs major, critical, and emerging technology studies. Assess merit and impact; designs, develops, and establishes architecture standards
  • Understand inherited risks related to network and security infrastructure environment that encompasses colocation data centers, multiple CSPs, SaaS and on-premise sites that are interdependent on each other
  • Support Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) efforts to ensure adherence to CI/CD principles
  • Maintain working relationships with peers and business partners and communicate with key executives and stakeholders on successes, opportunities, and challenges
  • Initiates and oversees project development, system/design/testing, requirement direction and investigation of alternatives for implementation of feasible new technology.
  • Provides key consultative leadership on System projects focused on planning, development and implementation of strategic technological directives.
  • Provides strategic foresight and long-term development planning for future technology impacting the Federal Reserve System.


  • Bachelors degree in applicable discipline or the equivalent is required.
  • 10+ years of technical area experience in a complex enterprise IT environment, for large-scale systems across multiple hardware and software platforms.
  • At least7+ yearsof experience in network and security infrastructure technology engineering (e.g., routing and switching, firewall, access maangement).
  • DevOps / Automation: TerraForm, Ansible, Python
  • In-depth knowledge of the following:
    • Network Routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP
    • Network WAN technologies MPLS over mGRE, DMVPN, IPSEC VPN, WAN MACSec
    • Juniper and Palo Alto Firewalls
    • Algosec or similar firewall policy tool
    • Cisco Nexus Hardware (ACI & Nexus Mode)
    • Identity Fabric and tooling
    • Identity governance models
    • Identity and Access Management design in a large, distributed and hybrid organization
  • Expert at network and IAM fundamentals
  • Strong technical knowledge of IT enterprise systems and tools
  • Experience learning, sharing, and implementing best practices with the ability to determine operational processes Progressive leadership experience with responsibility for leading technical staff and matrixed teams within large mission-critical systems with complex network and/or IAM requirements, or the equivalent required
  • Experience implementing network and security infrastructure for large critical enterprise environment that is a target of Nation-State attackers.
  • Deep understanding of network and security infrastructure capabilities and gaps.
  • Understanding of NIST and FedRAMP security requirements

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • Candidates should review the Banks Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.
  • If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please notify rich.recruitment@rich.frb.org.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this role. The selected candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility for this specific position requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • The hiring range is $170,000 - $210,000. For candidates outside Richmond, VA listed hiring and salary ranges may be adjusted based on your geographic location. Salary offered will be based on job responsibilities and the individual's knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by January 23, 2023.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond provides equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, sex, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

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Full time

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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: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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