Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Industry Type: IT Sector
  • Industry Location: Boston
  • Experience: NA
  • No. of Positions: 1
  • Primary Skills: API Web Security Engineering Release Java Python
  • Secondary Skills: Linux IT Perl Computer Systems
  • Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Posted Date: Posted today
Job Description

Company Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Federal Reserve is developing a new interbank 24x7x365 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service with integrated clearing functionality, called the FedNow service. This service will help enable financial institutions 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 a new mission-critical Federal Reserve initiative that will be transformative to the payments landscape in the United States.

Position Contributions-

This position assists with the development of automation strategy and implementing scalable pipeline-as-a-code and infra-as-a-code solutions to test the FedNow application to support automation/performance strategies across API/Web/message queues/transactional processing technology stack. This includes making a significant contribution in building automation branching strategy, policies, CT pipeline in CI/CD environment, provision continuous testing infra for parallel and smart path execution in cloud. Inaddition,you will bring strong cloud expertise, excellent communication skills, and a passion for documentation.

What will be expected of you-

  • Develop and maintain tools to help the automation & engineering teams improve productivity
  • Drive DevOps culture in agile delivery model & develop/improve CI/CT build pipeline supporting multiple agile delivery teams
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to improve the integration and release process
  • Develop automated deployment methods for provisioning servers and applications that integrate with existing solutions
  • Collaborate with Information Security, Information Technology, Engineering and Release teams for design requirements
  • Support the application CI/CT/CD pipeline for promoting software into higher environments through validation and operational gating, and lead automation and best practices.
  • Develop cloud test strategy, perform cloud testing efforts & develop solutions for HA services
  • Develop automation scripts in Java or Python to support automation backlog
  • Develop CT monitoring solution and real-time CT dashboards integrate into overall DevOps dashboard
  • Develop solutions that are aware of geo-diversity needs
  • Develop readable code, that is tracked in code versioning and logically branched
  • Function as escalation point for quality engineering function
  • Perform routine analysis of log, monitoring, and alerting systems to ensure a healthy "factory floor"
  • Perform disaster recovery testing as per the maintenance schedule
  • Perform in-depth troubleshooting, collaborate with teams, and document resolutions
  • Provide a mentoring friendly atmosphere & effective cross training to fellow team members
  • Produce effective operational documentation
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Expertise you will bring-
  • Experience designing and implementing an effective and efficient CI/CD flow that gets code from dev to prod with high quality and minimal manual effort is required.
  • Experience with provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of software, pipeline-as-a-code, infrastructure-as-code and continuous delivery environment using automated deployment and testing frameworks
  • Experience with Linux operating systems and command-line interfaces
  • Experience with software version control systems, including Git
  • Support the application CI/CD pipeline for promoting software into higher environments through validation and operational gating, and lead DevOps automation and best practices.
  • Experience in IT operations working with server virtualization (VMWare, Xen, etc.), IaaS and PaaS cloud (AWS)
  • A solid understanding of configuration management tools such as Chef, PowerShell, Docker, Puppet, AWS Cloud Formation, and Ansible.
  • Experience working with agile software development teams to deploy and operate systems, to build and maintain tools for continuous deployment, monitoring and operations, and to troubleshoot and resolve issues in dev, test, and production environment.
  • Strong communication skills with experience providing technical advice and recommendations that enable others to learn and grow alongside you.
  • Experience with algorithms, data structures, scripting, pipeline management, and software design.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Ability to help debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks.
  • Experience in dealing with difficult situations and making decisions with a sense of urgency is needed.
  • Experience in one or more of the following is preferred: Java, Python, Go, Perl or Ruby.
  • Bachelors or higher qualification in Computer science, Information Systems or equivalent is required.
  • SAFE or Agile certification, Cloud or DevOps certification is a plus



Full Time / Part Time Full time

Regular / Temporary Regular

Job Exempt (Yes / No) Yes

Job Category

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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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