FedNow Sr DevOps Engineer

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Software Engineering
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of BostonFederal 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.

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.

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.

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.

We are seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of DevOps 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 development automation.
  • Proactive Problem Solver: Identify and address the root causes of issues, focusing on solving problem categories rather than individual instances. Engage early and comprehensively.

  • Automation Enthusiast: Leverage automation tools such as build and deployment pipelines, Docker, Python, Bash, and Ansible to streamline and eliminate recurring issues.

  • Multifaceted Expertise: Proficient in CI/CD automation, SDLC, Cloud computing (AWS), Python, Bash, and Ansible, demonstrating versatility across a range of technologies.

  • Comprehensive Problem Analysis: Conduct thorough investigations to understand all facets of a problem, ensuring comprehensive and effective solutions.

  • Translate complex problems into manageable, actionable chunks that can be implemented and iteratively improved.

  • Documentation Excellence: Demonstrate exceptional communication and documentation skills, ensuring clear and comprehensive records for processes, solutions, and potential improvements.

  • Culture: Strong focus on helping to establish and maintain a DevOps culture, setting development teams up for success by enabling and encouraging self sufficiency

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • 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

  • Expertise in using git and SDLC

  • Competency in using Linux/UNIX systems

  • Competency in Cloud Computing, preferably AWS

  • High proficiency in CI/CD automation workflows, preferably Gitlab

  • Experience and competency in using containerized systems

  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking

  • Comfort with utilizing metrics or monitoring solutions for troubleshooting systemic issues

  • Experience with REST API’s and webservice solutions is desirable

  • Ability to perform code reviews in pipeline code (yaml), Docker, Ansible, Python, and Bash

  • Ability to flexibly adapt to a rapidly changing environment and generate effective and innovative solutions to address change.

  • Outstanding and persuasive oral and written communication skills that effectively reach all levels of the organization.

  • Proven ability to prioritize, reprioritize and demonstrates appropriate agility to manage competing and sometimes conflicting priorities.

  • Experience advising leadership on enhancements and best practices for CI/CD

  • Strong communication skills with ability to influence at all levels of the organization; ability to simplify complex topics for consumption and critical decision making

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.

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.

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.

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.

All applicants must have resided in the United States for at least three (3) years.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


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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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