Group Vice President (GVP), IT Enterprise Architecture

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoWhile the SF Fed is a Reserve Bank, we’re not what you might expect. We’re unreserved here. We build opportunity and pursue careers that are true to ourselves. We are looking for people who want to help our country reach its full economic potential. When you join the SF Fed, you join a team of people working together to promote an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

At the SF Fed, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve.

We empower our people to balance their life and work responsibilities. That’s why we offer a flexible hybrid work model that allows you to collaborate with office colleagues on some days, and work from home on others. In practice, this means that we are in the office 2-3 days per week on average but keep these days flexible and recognize that unforeseen events may require more time to work from home in certain weeks.

What we do:
The SF Information & Technology Services (SF ITS) group is responsible for the strategic planning and provisioning of technology products and services to the Bank and across the Federal Reserve. Enterprise Architecture function sets the Bank’s architecture strategy in support of business line product strategies, optimizes how users experience technology, and aligns it to the needs of the business through continuous innovation, technical governance, and hands-on delivery leadership.

The GVP, IT Enterprise Architecture is responsible for leading the SF ITS Enterprise Architecture Function, which is responsible for the Enterprise Reference Architecture(s), its management, and evolution. Additionally, the GVP owns business architecture for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (the "Bank") and is responsible for outreach and collaboration with the Federal Reserve System's National IT organization. The GVP will also lead the DevOps and Database Administration functions with SF ITS.

The GVP manages mentors and coordinates the activities of a team of various types of architects who collaborate with the SF ITS Business Relationship Management and Solution Delivery functions, and who define and plan solutions ensuring that the SF ITS team is fully in line with the Bank's Enterprise Reference Architecture and that solutions are validated against it. The function includes a community of practice for Architects to ensure connection to the business. The GVP reports to the SF ITS Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Your role as GVP, IT Enterprise Architecture is to drive and create Technology Strategies, Technology Strategic Roadmaps, and Platform Roadmaps.


  • Provides primary leadership for business technology, strategic planning, and the enterprise agenda for technology innovation.
  • Provides leadership and expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and IT practices.
  • Leads the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, technical, and solution architecture requirements.
  • Expertise in running active governance and advisory groups such as Local Architecture Review Board, System Advisory Group
  • Serves as principal technology visionary, change agent, and advocate for emerging technologies that offer potential business value.
  • Analyzes technology, industry, and market to determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Oversees all architectures including applications, data, platforms, tools, infrastructure, data interchange, and common applications.
  • Promotes the enterprise architecture process, outcomes, and results to the organization including the enterprise's IT and business leaders.
  • Analyzes the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement.
  • Understands, advocates, and supports the enterprise's information technology strategies.
  • Leads the creation and/or evolution of the enterprise architecture function or program including the coordination of an appropriately inspired staff in pursuit of relatively balanced enterprise architecture viewpoints.
  • Identifies organizational requirements for resources (financial, skill, and process) as well as the structures and cultural change necessary to support the enterprise architecture. Oversees enterprise architecture implementation and ongoing refinement activities.


  • ​Bachelor’s degree in technology, business, change management, strategic planning or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • ​Typically has 15+ years of professional experience and 12+ years of IT management/progressive people and business leadership experience.
  • Exceptional experience in enterprise architecture as well as other software and technology architecture trades including Solutions Architecture, Data Architecture, Business Architecture, and Application and Solution's Architecture and Development.
  • Proficient and active practitioner of the TOGAF framework
  • Knowledgeable about BIZBOK, Zero Trust Architecture
  • Excellent experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps.
  • Proven experience working in a relevant industry.
  • Communicate authentically: empathetically engage one another with direct and transparent dialogue and listening.
  • Actively discuss viewpoints with respect and compassion in a timely and candid manner, considering verbal and nonverbal cues. Ask questions, learn from each other, and share information widely to move the Bank's work forward.
  • Collaborate Inclusively: Inspire a diverse and inclusive environment that empowers others to contribute meaningfully. Intentionally bring a diverse set of people together to achieve positive business results.
  • Drive Progress: Grow and adapt to changing priorities in the Bank. Experiment with new concepts and take appropriate risk to drive innovation.
  • Remain curious and action oriented, navigating through ambiguity and uncertainty to drive outcomes.
  • Develop Others: Equitably champion, mentor, and develop others to grow professionally.
  • Demonstrate vulnerability and empathy to create a trusted environment.
  • Take Ownership: Establish an environment of action and excellence by holding self and others accountable to execute to the highest standard.
  • Must be a U.S Citizen or a Green Card holder with intent to become a U.S Citizen

Base Salary Range: Min: $281,400 - Mid: $368,200 (Location: San Francisco)

Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

We offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and a Retirement / Pension

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve.


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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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