At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.
* Medical, dental and vision insurance * Retirement program (401k and Pension) * Generous PTO plan * 10 paid holidays per year * Work from home options * Casual dress code
The CoE DevOps Solution Architect provides accountability for the technical solutions from the Modern Engineering Center of Excellence to ensure that the new technology, processes, and ways of working within IT align with IT strategy, increase the FHLBC security posture, and drive higher quality products. Modern Engineering is FHLBC's adoption of DevSecOps processes and tools. The CoE DevOps Architect is responsible for the technical thought leadership of modern product development technology and supporting DevSecOps processes across FHLBC, addressing people, process, and tool aspects of organizational change. Primary responsibilities include developing holistic architecture for all Modern Engineering platforms (including Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), Continuous Security, Infrastructure Immutability, Automated Testing, and Observability), overseeing output of other technical resources (e.g., CoE Security Architect, CoE Quality Architect, CoE DevOps Engineer), and leading the technical implementation of the Modern Engineering solutions across FHLBC. The ability to build collaborative stakeholder relationships is a must.
Serve as technical authority for IT on the Modern Engineering solutions
Serve as subject matter expert for modern product development and tooling landscape; stay current on market trends and research
Work directly with breadth of stakeholders across the organization (from individual contributors through senior leadership) by leading and being accountable for the design and delivery of advanced cloud and DevSecOps solutions
Educate stakeholders from the business and IT on services offered by Azure DevOps, AWS, and other SaaS solution providers and how to best leverage the services for improved business performance
Facilitate leadership alignment on Modern Engineering vision, strategy, and methods
Define future state application and reference architecture, operations models, and technical requirements of cloud ecosystem in accordance with leading practices from industry and AWS Well-Architected Framework
Design, architect, and manage all Modern Engineering platforms and environments for scale across the IT organization
Perform and follow strong software coding practices
Iteratively improve deployment methodologies through process streamlining and automation
Work with the CoE and Delivery Teams to define automation strategy tools and deployment, and build and maintain solutions
Evaluate benefits and risks of a solution's feasibility and functionality
Lead and coordinate technical reviews (architectural, security, compliance, etc.)
Consult on and evangelize the behavior change and mindset shifts required of people resources to implement new architecture and processes
Partner with other CoE members and HR to account for effort associated with culture change as part of implementation strategies
Model desired culture including open knowledge sharing, proactive cross-functional collaboration, and adaptive learning via continuous improvement
Define, review, and implement Modern Engineering Standards
Define, update and document technical Procedures related to software development best practices
Provide collateral support, including architectural guidelines, design guidelines, coding guidelines, test guidelines, handover guidelines
Develop project case studies, training materials and technical guidance for teams within FHLBC
Assist with estimating work efforts required for each phase of a project
Structure work efforts and determine engagement model of technical architects from CoE and IT Delivery Teams (teams using scrum or Kanban to manage workload in conjunction with Agile Framework)
Review and approve technical output of other CoE technical resources (e.g., CoE Security Architect, CoE Quality Architect, CoE DevOps Engineer)
Contribute to and enhance Security Standards and Procedures for Modern Engineering solutions
Accountable for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, and maintenance of CI/CD infrastructure. This may include provisioning of AWS instances, configuring servers, streamlining deployments, scaling out servers
Monitor and consult on all network, security, and other services to meet the organization's current and future requirements
Manage current state and future state Modern Engineering tooling including configuration, maintenance, and upgrades
Implement key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor process health and service metrics
Facilitate compliance with internal and external audit and regulatory requirements
10+ years of broadened software engineering and architecture experience preferred
5+ years of demonstrable software engineering and DevOps experience
Must demonstrate accountability, sound decision making, and analytical thoroughness
Hands-on AWS and Azure public cloud experience in a production environment (e.g., network, security, deployment, automation, serverless technologies)
Hands-on experience with Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code (e.g., Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, GCP Deployment Manager, Azure ARM) and/or
Hands-on experience to common container and container orchestration solutions (e.g. Docker Enterprise, Kubernetes, AWS ECS)
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Computer Science or related field preferred
Certification on AWS and Azure DevOps platforms preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
Experience working with and integrating system components into other vendor solutions
Experience with the products and solutions of open-source, cloud, and SaaS ecosystems
Experience working within an Agile/Scrum framework
Experience collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams to deliver a project
Ability to design optimally durable and consistent patterns for distributed systems
Ability to communicate with customers on a business level and translate their needs into a technical solution
Ability to adapt to organizational change and advocate for the required culture change within the organization
Strong emotional intelligence to identify the behavioral and cultural indicators to team effectiveness
Consultative, collaborative approach to solving complex problems, with customer service skills
Invigorated by new challenges and ability to professionally challenge the status quo
Passionate about developing the skills of team members through technical and professional mentoring
Demonstrated growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems
Self-starter; ability to proactively define work and deliver results
FHLBank Chicago Maintains a Safe Work Environment With A Mandatory Vaccination Policy For All Employees.
We are committed to providing a safe work environment for all our employees. The FHLBank Chicago requires all employees, except those who may require accommodations under federal or state civil rights laws, to be fully vaccinated.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is a $100 billion wholesale bank and one of 11 district banks chartered in 1932 by the U.S. Congress to support mortgage lending and community investment. Each FHLBank operates as an independent organization and is governed by a board of directors elected by its member institutions. As a cooperative, we provide reliable liquidity to our member banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions located in Illinois and Wisconsin, focusing on the distinct needs of their individual businesses and communities.
We offer products and services to help our members fund loans and investments held in portfolio, manage liquidity, fund mortgages into the secondary market, secure third party agreements, and achieve asset liability management goals. Through our Community Investment and Affordable Housing programs, we also help our members to provide affordable housing and economic development in the communities they serve.
FHLBank Chicago is a place, where everyone can make a difference—both for our organization and for the communities we serve through our member financial institutions. We aim to create a diverse... and inclusive environment where employees are fully engaged and positioned to do their best work. Teamwork is valued, and even entry-level hires may find themselves working side-by-side with senior-level executives.