Senior Technical Product Owner, Containers

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

IT, Product
New Castle, DE, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondWhen you join the Federal Reserve—the nation's central bank—you’ll play a key role, collaborating with leading tech professionals to strengthen and protect our economic, financial and payments systems. We invest in contemporary and emerging technology each year to support the Federal Reserve and our economy, and we’re building a dynamic and diverse team for our future.
Bring your passion and expertise, and we’ll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along 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.

About the Opportunity:

National IT has an immediate opening for a Senior Technical Product Owner within the Cloud Foundations Team within the Cloud Solutions and Services Organization. You will initially focus on the Cloud Foundations mission to build our Platforms to allow our customers application portfolio migration from on-prem to the cloud. The Senior Technical Product Owner is a member of the team responsible for defining and prioritizing a team’s backlog while incorporating and translating the customer requirements into stories and features. The Product Owner has an important role in driving value realization and directs members of the team in completing the worked defined in given Program Increment (PI) and within the sprints for a given PI. You will work with partners, leaders, product managers, and technical teams to understand needs to ensure full understanding of product scope, goals, and requirements.

This is an individual contributor role with hybrid on-site expectations in one of our district bank locations and will report to the Product Manager for the Cloud Foundations Team.

What You Will Do:

  • Primary liaison between partners and teams to ensure full understanding of product scope, goals, requirements, and dependencies.

  • Establish/refine Cloud Foundations workflow processes for building, and enhancing our platforms to allow portfolio migration planning, architecture review and production readiness.

  • Articulates the customer requirements to product teams, outlining and prioritizing work based on value; prioritize product and services backlog based on overall strategy and goals and works with the Scrum Master and the Release Train Engineer to lead sprint and release plans.

  • Build relationships with partners by assessing the technical, business and product requirements.

  • Oversee all stages of development, including planning, refining, reviewing and PI and sprint planning.

  • In partnership with Architecture, develop a cohesive Containers strategy across CSPs including ECS, EKS, ACS, and EKS for Cloud Foundations to allow the customer migration from on-prem to the cloud.

  • Develop a Containers roadmap for iterative development and use.

  • In partnership with our colo-containers team and Architecture, develop an overarching Containers framework allowing a cohesive Containers approach both in colo and cloud.

  • Important participant in retrospectives to improve team processes.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 years of Product Owner or Product Manager or Scrum Master or Program Manager experience

  • Product Owner certification.

  • AWS, Azure Cloud Practitioner certification.

  • Experience with Containers and containerized workloads.

  • Understanding of Kubernetes.

  • Familiarity with Open Container Project (OCP)

  • Experience with the SAFe Agile methodology.

  • Experience working with agile software tools such as Jira, Rally.

  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams.

  • Matrixed team management experience.

Discover the Reason Why So Many People Love It Here!

When you join Federal Reserve’s National IT organization, not only will you find a challenging and purposeful career, you’ll 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:

  • Candidates should review the Bank’s 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.

  • Employees who work at and/or visit another Federal Reserve entity or outside business as part of their job duties are required to comply with any onsite safety and health protocols of those organizations (including, but not limited to, requirements to vaccinate or test, mask, social distance, etc.).

  • 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 or three or more years of Permanent Resident (Green Card) status.

  • The national hiring range for the Senior Product Owner role is $101,3000-$139,260 and Advanced Product Owner role is 118,500-$162,910 annually. For candidates in certain markets (Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York City Metro Area, Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA), the listed hiring and salary ranges may be adjusted based on your geographic location.

  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications.

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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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