Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance

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Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, United States
Summary of Position The Windows Administrator is accountable for the installation, maintenance, security, configuration, and troubleshooting of Windows-based hardware and software for the Office's computing environment. This infrastructure exists over 4 locations incorporating, Office Headquarters (Reston, VA), Primary Data Center Co-Location (Sterling, VA), Disaster Recovery Data Center Co-Location (Chicago, IL), and Disaster Recovery office (Sterling, VA).  It consists of Windows domain controllers, VMware farms, file and print servers, Windows Exchange server clusters, Microsoft SQL serverS, (85+) other Windows servers, (150+) personal computers or laptops, network printers, remote access capability, automatic FAX capability, SAN/NAS storage and VOIP phone system at the primary and disaster recovery facilities. The incumbent serves a critical role in support of the Office's function as the FHLBanks' fiscal agent in the analysis, issuance and servicing of the System's multi-billion debt portfolio. The accuracy and the availability of these application systems are critical to the successful operation of the Office. NATURE AND SCOPE The Windows Administrator is responsible for planning and maintaining secure, effective and efficient IT systems. The incumbent's primary focus is on the installation and maintenance of the Office's Windows systems and supporting physical and virtual infrastructure   The incumbent maintains the Office's systems by installing system software, updating new releases and tuning the Windows network environment as required. The incumbent works Tier II support for desktop and laptop issues, primary support for server related issues, incident and problem management, patch management, server configuration and security, installation and maintenance of market data communications and software, disaster recovery upgrades, installation and documentation, remote connectivity and communications. The incumbent maintains a secure computing environment. This includes physical security, system security and the interaction of systems in the networked environment. The incumbent is responsible for working under the Office's procedures for change control. The incumbent is also responsible for the implementation and compliance of recommendations by internal and external audit as it relates to the Windows systems. The incumbent researches and evaluates hardware and software products that will best meet the needs of the Office. In addition, the incumbent should keep abreast of software revisions for installed applications and recommend upgrades as necessary. The incumbent supports Office and FHLBank users on a second tier level by addressing problems and needs in a timely and cordial manner and provides training to users individually and collectively regarding the effective use of all network resources, including end-user tools and application software. The incumbent maintains frequent communications with the remote users at the FHLBanks to ensure that the users are able to access information from the Office's computers. The incumbent develops and maintains accurate and up-to-date user and system documentation regarding all Windows network issues. This documentation includes, but is not limited to, operational procedures, Windows network diagrams, Windows network hardware inventory, Windows network software inventory, and preferred vendor contacts. The incumbent assists management in preparing policies and procedures that will contribute to effective Windows network operations. The incumbent serves as the backup to the Technical Administrators PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Effective administration of the Windows environment with a primary focus on Windows system administration in order to ensure that system resources are available to all authorized users within the Office and at the FHLBanks.Maintain and troubleshoot applications; such as running on Windows servers.Maintain all OF Windows servers and replace as required.VMware Virtual Server and Desktop AdministrationSAN Administration – provision and deprovision LUNs, perform maintenance and updates with vendor supportFamiliarize and show competency with execution of Disaster Recovery ProceduresPerform detailed patch review analysis and documentation and evaluationEffective support and training of users, addressing and resolving all problems or needs in a timely and cordial manner. Ability to design and execute technology training seminars.Timely implementation and support of application and Windows-related system software upgrades to ensure a compatible and effective system.Backup administration of the backup and recovery procedures for the systems.Install, maintain and troubleshoot remote communications.Maintain the Windows server software and hardware inventory.Develop and maintain up-to-date technical and user documentation.Keep abreast of the latest technical trends.  PRINCIPAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum five (5) years LAN administration experience with Windows 2000/XP/7, Windows Server 2003/2008, MS Exchange 2003 or higher, Active Directory and Ethernet networks. An MSCE certification is preferred. Minimum two (2) years’ experience with server virtualization, specifically VMware.  VMware Certified Professional preferred. The candidate should have prior administration experience with some or all of the following: MS SQL 2008 or higher, MSOffice 2010 or higher, SAN’s, SharePoint servers, backup servers, and document management servers.Minimum five (5) years' experience with microcomputer software applications in the Windows environment.Degree is preferred – B.S. in Computer Science or related field.Self starter with the ability to initiate and complete assignments accurately and on time, with minimal supervision.Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.Must be organized and detail oriented.Must have a team player attitude.
Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, United States
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to secure enterprise information by determining security requirements; planning, implementing, and testing security systems; preparing security standards, policies, and procedures; mentoring team members. The incumbent holds a leading role in the IT Security Department and applies in depth knowledge in order to the ensure safety of the OF’s various applications, databases, etc. Identifies potential threats to the IT infrastructure and recommends enhancements of data securities accordingly. The Information Security Engineer will work on project teams as a technical expert and deliver quality products according to project schedule.  A strong emphasis on collaboration and coordination is critical for this position and the incumbent will possess the ability to effectively lead and influence others without direct managerial authority The incumbent serves a critical role in support of the Office's function as the FHLBanks' fiscal agent in the analysis, issuance and servicing of the System's multi-billion-dollar debt portfolio. The accuracy and the availability of these security systems are critical to the successful operation of the Office.   PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent must be a subject matter expert in F5 ASM/APM/LTM, Splunk, and firewall/VPN technologies.Hands on experience with F5 equipment, LTM, APM, ASMBuilding, testing, deploying, analyzing, administering, and maintaining enterprise F5 Platforms with a focus on Reverse ProxyConfiguring, conducting, and managing the F5, ASM, APM, and LTM modules including tmsh, writing/reading/modifying configurations, route domainsDevelop and maintain customized F5 iRules and scriptsTechnical testing of significant maintenance / operational / upgrade activities, and process enhancements/updatesTechnical and project lead IT Security initiatives. Works closely with Windows Engineers, Linux Engineers and Architects.Working experience with firewalls, proxies, and DNS.The incumbent should be familiar with recognizing and onboarding new data sources into Splunk, analyzing the data for anomalies and trends, and building dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data.Strong working knowledge of hosted service such as Office365, AWS, etc.Provide engineering support for all preventative and detective security technologies such as malcode detection, network access controls, web/email content filtering, intrusion detection and vulnerability management.Technical and project lead IT Security initiatives. Works closely with Windows Engineers, Linux Engineers and Architects.Engineer level troubleshooting, administration, support, and evaluation of preventative and detective IT security controls throughout the Office of Finance. Generation and documentation of operational processes, procedures, and incident response plans where necessary.Engineers solutions with a Business continuity mindsetActs as technical lead on security focused audit findings         PRINCIPAL REQUIREMENTS   7+ years’ experience in IT security field7+ years’ experience practicing Change, Problem and Incident management processes in an ITIL fashion in an enterprise environmentThrough understanding of network protocols such as TCP/IP and web protocols (HTTP/HTTPS)Through understanding / working knowledge of data security controls, protocols and methodsSystem administration experience with various web server technologies (IIS/Apache) and application server technologies (IIS/Apache Tomcat/Coldfusion)Recent responsibilities showing a progression to that of a “Tier 3” Support Engineer (or similar capacity)College degree in relevant field a plusMotivated, passionate, team-player traits requiredIndustry certifications are preferred but not required. (Security+, CEH, CISSP)Strong problem solving skillsStrong written and oral communication skillsWorking knowledge of firewall technologies, Checkpoint preferredStrong understanding of Local & Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN) and Working knowledge of dynamic routing protocols (such as BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, etc.)Fundamental knowledge of *NIX (Sun Solaris, LINUX, Windows, etc.)Ability to initiate and complete assignments accurately and on time, with minimal supervisionAbility to work effectively with vendor technical support channelsAbility to analyze and solve problems independentlyComprehensive understanding of the terminology, principles and application of fault tolerance high availability and disaster recovery preparedness
Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, United States
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Information Security Network Analyst will work in the FHLB-OF Network Operations Center (NOC) as part of a cross disciplinary IT team. The NOC team is responsible for first level end user support and systems monitoring. The incumbent will be the primary IT Security and Networking liaison with the NOC. The incumbent will be required to have active engagement, and consultation in supporting all users with the network and telephone systems. The incumbent serves a critical role in support of the Office's function as the FHLBanks' fiscal agent in the analysis, issuance and servicing of the System's multi-billion-dollar debt portfolio. The accuracy and the availability of these application systems are critical to the successful operation of the Office. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  Facilitate authorized user network and service access by providing initial technical support for security, networking and telecom. Follows pre-defined processes and procedures for troubleshooting. Notes deficiencies in processes and procedures and escalates as needed. Updates knowledge base, incident response plans, tickets, and change controls.Provide support for password and logon issues by following documented procedures.First responder for anomaly detection through security alerts (emails/phone calls)First responder for networking and telecom support.First responder for Security and Networking preventative, detective and administrative controls. Current security controls include:Malware detection/preventionNetwork access controlsE-mail spam and virus filteringWeb browser proxy filteringDrive Encryption ProtectionRemote access and two-factor authenticationPerform re-occurring signature updates and patches to security technologies.Generates metrics/reports on effectiveness of controls.Track and report on server security baseline deviations and compliance with security standardsPerforms patch reconnaissance on security and networking technologies.Administer the Cisco network infrastructure. This includes troubleshooting network port errors and/or configuring new ports for as required.Manages Security Awareness Training provisioningResponsible for tracking and reporting of audit or internal vulnerability assessments.Ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical audiences across functionsIn disaster response scenarios performs critical duties in the Business Continuity response.Participate in occasional after hours and weekend maintenance windows for changes to security and network systems, participate in on-call rotation.Must make best effort to be reachable by cell phone during nights and weekends in order to respond in case of disasters that may occur during off hours.  Principal Requirements:  The candidate should have 3-5 years of experience in the IT Security or Network Operations Field.Minimum two years of experience Cisco infrastructure administrationMinimum of two years of experiences practicing ITIL framework based processes such as Change, Problem, and Incident management in an enterprise environment.Strong understanding of Local & Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN) and should possess a firm grasp of TCP/IP fundamentals.Working knowledge of firewall technologies. Checkpoint preferred.College degree in relevant field a plusAbility to multi-task in a dynamic environment while continuing to progress on longer term project completion.Ability to work independently as well as on a team to accurately complete tasksStrong problem solving skillsSuperior written and oral communication skills to include; demonstrated experience in writing and /or editing security policies, procedures, and documentation a must.Excellent customer service skills with ability to assist customers remotely over the telephone under pressure.Must be organized, extremely detail oriented and able to work collaboratively with employee at all levels within an organization.Industry certifications preferred, not required. (Security+, CEH, CISSP)
Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, United States
SUMMARY OF POSITION A Capital Markets Analyst (CMA) is expected to demonstrate expertise on reporting databases and applications for Funding Desk activities, perform research and analysis, and produce reports that support Capital Market activities. Additionally, the CMA assists with the creation and maintenance of business process documentation, process diagrams and Capital Markets projects. The Office of Finance Capital Markets area consists of multiple divisions.  A CMA will be provided training in various divisions to gain a complete understanding of the Office of Finance Capital Markets area and to be able to support key business processes.    A CMA is responsible for supporting Capital Markets functions in the issuance, processing and reporting of FHLBanks securities.  An effective CMA must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and a high degree of accuracy with a fine attention to detail.  A CMA is a key point of contact for incoming inquiries on debt issuance matters from underwriters, swap counterparties, and FHLBanks representatives. Such requests are very time sensitive and the CMA must be able to quickly prioritize responsibilities and be able to effectively multitask.  At the Office of Finance, effective business continuity is essential to maintaining our critical operational capabilities and continuing to support the FHLBanks in the event of a crisis.  Capital Markets is defined as a “most critical” business function. Capital Markets employees may be required to be available during any planned and unplanned business interruptions.   CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES   Produce reports, research analysis and reporting of transaction activity to measure the effectiveness of funding effortsUse business intelligence applications and be fluent in the design of reporting databasesAssist in managing debt program process, control and compliance to meet business, risk and regulatory requirementsParticipate in the documentation of Funding Desk processes to facilitate ongoing automation and improve efficiencyParticipate in the accurate and timely production, review and distribution of trade disclosure documentation. Interact with CM legal counsel on trade disclosure matters to keep up with all new relevant tax developments and legal disclosuresAssist with effective functioning of the Funding Desk through administrative and technical support of all phases of debt issuanceParticipate in Capital Market projects design, documentation and testingRespond to and provide assistance on incoming telephone calls   PRINCIPAL REQUIREMENTS     Bachelor or Master degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of related work experience and course workFluent in Microsoft Office software; experience with Business Objects software preferredAbility to work in a fast paced, team environment, adjusting quickly to evolving needsCapacity to multi-task; ability to work on several assignments concurrently and prioritize appropriatelyEffective oral and written communications skillsStrong organizational and planning skillsA fine attention to detailAbility to work with diverse groups of financial institutions and individualsThe ability to initiate and complete work assignments effectively and in a timely manner, with minimal supervision