Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance

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Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, USA
The Federal Home Loan Banks – Office of Finance (OF) is seeking an IT Infrastructure Architect to participate in the development of IT planning.  Reporting to the Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations, the Infrastructure Architect will use a broad range of current IT working knowledge to develop visions of enterprise grade IT systems.  The Infrastructure Architect will work on project teams as a technical expert and deliver quality products according to project schedule.  Major Responsibilities include:Develop solid architectural plans and deployment architectures for application development and infrastructure projects.Provide infrastructure architecture consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to technical staff at the OF.Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and system inter-dependencies, technical performance, and functionality, including post-production operational monitoring.Develop, document, and recommend plans for investing in IT infrastructure that will improve organization performance and/or provide cost reduction opportunities.Execute system engineering tasks as required by the Director of Infrastructure and Operations.Perform infrastructure research and development utilizing UNIX, Windows, and COTS technologies.Assist the Director of Infrastructure and Operations with future budget planning, cost analysis, and expenditure tracking for IT infrastructure projects and tools.Serve as an advisory/mentor to IT staff by working closely with IT Management to develop standards, procedures, and system architectures.Assist with implementation beyond the conceptual/planning stages and serve as a senior resource throughout the implementation life cycle.Consult with developers, operations, quality assurance, networking, security, project management, and database administration during the integration and provisioning phases of projects to assist in identifying resource requirements and system dependencies. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with five or more years of IT experience, including as an UNIX System Administrator.  The OF is seeking individuals with a minimum of two years of leading IT infrastructure design and implementation of large-scale, critical systems infrastructures.  Ideal candidates will also have experience using Power Point, Visio, and UML/Architecture Modeling as well as experience with enterprise monitoring and alerting systems. This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment and is based in Reston, VA. FHLB-OF is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers.  Green Card or citizenship required. Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at bcessna@fhlb-of.com.Contact 202/232-1765--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Federal Home Loan Bank SystemThe public policy mission of the Federal Home Loan Bank System (the “System”), which was created by Congress in 1932 and consists of the 11 regional Federal Home Loan Banks (the “FHLBanks”) and the OF, is to support residential mortgage lending and related community investment through its member financial institutions.  The System fulfills its role in housing finance by providing members with access to reliable, economical funding and technical assistance, and special affordable housing programs.  The FHLBanks have been a fundamental part of the nation’s financial system for over eight decades. The Office of Finance Located in Reston, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C., the OF is operated on behalf of the FHLBanks.  Its primary function is to issue and service all debt securities for the regional FHLBanks, while obtaining the most cost-effective terms possible given current market conditions.  Related activities include the compilation and publication of the combined financial statements, analysis and joint development of new funding opportunities, and educational outreach to inform investors and other interested parties about FHLBank debt products.  The OF also provides the FHLBanks with credit and general capital market information/data and manages the relationship with the credit rating agencies.  In addition, the OF administers two tax-exempt government corporations, the Financing Corporation and the Resolution Funding Corporation. As an agent of the FHLBanks, the OF is a unique organization.  While it is the size of a small business, it has access to the resources, and shoulders the responsibilities, of a large corporation.  The OF does not have the drivers of a traditional business, such as a P&L or equity value.  Rather, its staff and leaders derive their satisfaction from tackling the diverse challenges of serving the FHLBanks, individually and as a System, as well as managing dealer and investor relationships — all while remaining keenly focused on its day-to-day core mission. The FHLBanks and the OF are government-sponsored enterprises regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Equal Employment OpportunityThe OF is an equal employment opportunity employer.  It is the OF’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, USA
The IT Security Engineer will secure enterprise information by determining security requirements; plan, implement, and test security systems; prepare security standards, policies, and procedures; and mentor team members.  The incumbent holds a leading role in the IT Security Department and applies in depth knowledge to the ensure safety of the OF’s various applications, databases, etc.  The IT Security Engineer will identify potential threats to the IT infrastructure and recommend enhancements of data securities accordingly.  The Engineer will also work on project teams as a technical expert and deliver quality products according to project schedule. Major Responsibilities include:Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; research information security standards; conduct system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; study architecture/platform; and identify integration issues.Maintain security posture by monitoring and ensuring compliance to standards, policies, and procedures; conduct incident response analyses; and develop and conduct training programs.Enhance existing design and competence by planning delivery of solutions, answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members, and teaching improved processes.Use technical knowledge of current attacks to identify flaws and weaknesses in the composition and design of networks, remote access schemes, and systems and applications; verify the solutions that have been implemented and rapidly adjust designs based on new threat and attack information as acquired.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.Work closely with Windows Engineers, Linux Engineers, and Architects to lead IT Security initiatives.Generate and document operational processes, procedures, and incident response plans.Engineer solutions with a business continuity mindset.Act as technical lead on security focused audit findings. Skills and Abilities: Proven crisis management skillsUnderstanding of malware, emerging threats, attacks, and vulnerability management Ability to initiate and complete assignments accurately and on time, with minimal supervision Ability to work effectively with vendor technical support channelsStrong written and oral communication skills A strong emphasis on collaboration and coordination with the ability to effectively lead and influence others without direct managerial authorityAbility to analyze and solve problems independently Education and / or Experience: Minimum 5+ years of experience within the IT security field including designing, deploying, configuring, supporting, troubleshooting, debugging, and administering Network Security Products (Firewalls, Proxy, IDS/IPS, Load balancers, etc)5+ years of experience practicing Change, Problem, and Incident management processes in an ITIL fashion and in an enterprise environment Ability to analyze, use, and configure large enterprise networksThorough understanding of network protocols such as TCP/IP and web protocols (HTTP/HTTPS)Thorough understanding and 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)Working knowledge of firewall technologies, Checkpoint preferred Strong 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.)Comprehensive understanding of the terminology, principles, and application of fault tolerance high availability and disaster recovery preparednessIndustry certifications (Security+, CEH, CISSP) are preferred but not required This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment and is based in Reston, VA. FHLB-OF is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers.  Green Card or citizenship required. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to the following job link:https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=dbe33395-bf37-4c97-a480-4dc278da8c0d&jobId=130392&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at bcessna@fhlb-of.com.  Contact 202/232-1765--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Federal Home Loan Bank SystemThe public policy mission of the Federal Home Loan Bank System (the “System”), which was created by Congress in 1932 and consists of the 11 regional Federal Home Loan Banks (the “FHLBanks”) and the OF, is to support residential mortgage lending and related community investment through its member financial institutions.  The System fulfills its role in housing finance by providing members with access to reliable, economical funding and technical assistance, and special affordable housing programs.  The FHLBanks have been a fundamental part of the nation’s financial system for over eight decades. The Office of Finance Located in Reston, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C., the OF is operated on behalf of the FHLBanks.  Its primary function is to issue and service all debt securities for the regional FHLBanks, while obtaining the most cost-effective terms possible given current market conditions.  Related activities include the compilation and publication of the combined financial statements, analysis and joint development of new funding opportunities, and educational outreach to inform investors and other interested parties about FHLBank debt products.  The OF also provides the FHLBanks with credit and general capital market information/data and manages the relationship with the credit rating agencies.  In addition, the OF administers two tax-exempt government corporations, the Financing Corporation and the Resolution Funding Corporation. As an agent of the FHLBanks, the OF is a unique organization.  While it is the size of a small business, it has access to the resources, and shoulders the responsibilities, of a large corporation.  The OF does not have the drivers of a traditional business, such as a P&L or equity value.  Rather, its staff and leaders derive their satisfaction from tackling the diverse challenges of serving the FHLBanks, individually and as a System, as well as managing dealer and investor relationships — all while remaining keenly focused on its day-to-day core mission. The FHLBanks and the OF are government-sponsored enterprises regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Equal Employment OpportunityThe OF is an equal employment opportunity employer.  It is the OF’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, USA
The FHLB – Office of Finance is seeking a strong Senior Project Manager (SPM) to perform project management activities on concurrent, large, and complex projects and to be responsible for the application of project management discipline to ensure successful delivery of business and technical projects.  The SPM leads, performs, and provides consulting on all activities related to the OF project management lifecycle.  The SPM provides guidance to identify, evaluate, and develop project management methods and practices that are efficient, effective, and meet the needs of the Office of Finance (OF). Major Responsibilities include:Lead and manage activities outlined in the OF Project Management Life Cycle, OF SaaS Guide.Serve as the primary point of contact for business units, technical team and external partners such as vendors, Banks during project initiation, planning, execution, and closing phases.Build and maintain productive working relationships between multiple business units and constituencies, including strategic partners.Create and/or maintain project artifacts including project charter, project schedule, contracts, project portfolio data, IT Governance Group status report, project KPIs, and cost reports.Recommend and customize project management approach based on the complexity of project.Serve as a consultant for business and technical teams and provide direction for contract resources on a project when necessary.Conduct project overviews for new employees or project team members.Maintain sound knowledge of organizational policies and business processes, and assist with project estimation, COTS, and SaaS tool selection.Support implementation of portfolio management strategy, including Project Oversight Committee support, portfolio data accuracy, and project dashboard communication to the organization.Contribute to the development and advancement of the project management discipline by engaging with the FHLBank PMO Work Group and maintaining knowledge of industry standards.Provide OF leadership with timely information regarding the project status including project dependencies, resource allocations, schedule, budget, and risks.Assist with PMO audits. Qualified candidates will offer a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Engineering, IT, or a related field from an accredited college or university plus 7-10 years of experience in a project manager role, preferably in a financial institution.  OF is seeking candidates with a minimum of 2-4 years of demonstrated large, complex IT project management experience utilizing Microsoft Project or an equivalent tool.  Candidates must also have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio, and have a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.  Experience in traditional “waterfall” and agile project delivery methods and strong negotiating, influencing, facilitation, and decision-making skills are required. This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment and is based in Reston, VA. FHLB-OF is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers.  Green Card or citizenship required.Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at bcessna@fhlb-of.com. Contact 202/232-1765