Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance

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Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, USA
SUMMARY OF POSITIONThe 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 RESPONSIBILITIESThe incumbent must be a subject matter expert in Network Firewalls/Web application firewallsDetermine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards;conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; when needed preparing cost estimatesMaintains security posture by monitoring and ensuring compliance to standards, policies, and procedures; conducting incident response analyses; developing and conducting training programsEnhance existing design and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team membersUse technical knowledge of current attacks to identify flaws and weaknesses in the composition and design of networks, remote access schemes, systems and applications to specify solutions, verify the solutions that have been implemented, and rapidly adjust designs based on new threat and attack information as acquiredProvide engineering support for all preventative and detective security technologies such as: malcode detection, network access controls, web/email content filtering, intrusion detection and vulnerability managementTechnical 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 necessaryEngineers solutions with a Business continuity mindsetActs as technical lead on security focused audit findings.PRINCIPAL REQUIREMENTSMinimum 5+ years of experience designing, deploying, configuring, supporting, troubleshooting, debugging and administering Network Security Products (Firewalls, Proxy, IDS/IPS, Load balancers, etc.)5+ years experience in IT security field5+ years experience practicing Change, Problem and Incident management processes in an ITIL fashion in an enterprise environmentAbility to analyze, use and configure large enterprise networksProven crisis management skillsUnderstanding of malware, emerging threats, attacks, and vulnerability managementThrough 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, USA
SUMMARY OF POSITIONThe Infrastructure Architect will bring a strong technical and leadership mindset to participate in develop IT planning.  A qualified candidate will have a broad range of current hands-on IT working knowledge and the ability to develop future plans for enterprise grade IT systems.  The Infrastructure Architect must be pragmatic, and have hands-on ability to 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 posses the ability to effectively lead and influence others without direct managerial authority.  The Office of Finance has an IT environment that is critical to the Office’s function as the FHLBanks’ fiscal agent in the analysis, issuance and servicing of the System’s debt portfolio. NATURE AND SCOPEThe incumbent is expected to be extremely knowledgeable about the capabilities of the existing systems infrastructure at the OF.  In addition, the Infrastructure Architect is expected to stay abreast of IT industry developments as they relate to the current and future OF infrastructure needs and to recommend changes in this area to IT management.  The incumbent is expected to assist the Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations in the selection, standardization, and implementation of technical infrastructure.  Practical approaches, consistent with the target skill set of IT staff and compatible with the OF’s current and future environment, are necessary.The incumbent is expected to serve in an advisory/mentor role to IT staff by working closely with IT Management to develop standards, procedures, and system architectures. In fulfilling this requirement, the Infrastructure Architect is expected to support the continued improvement of infrastructure deliverables at the OF.  The incumbent will also be called upon to assist with implementation beyond the conceptual/planning stages and serve as a senior resource throughout the implementation life cycle.  In IT service outage scenarios, the Infrastructure Architect will accelerate progress by leveraging their cross-discipline knowledge and analytical skill.  During the integration and provisioning phases of projects, the Infrastructure Architect will proactively consult with developers, operations, quality assurance, networking, security, project management, and database administration to assist in identifying resource requirements and system dependencies.PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES Development of solid architectural plans and deployment architectures for application development and infrastructure projects.Providing infrastructure architecture consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to technical staff at the OF. Developing and executing test plans to check infrastructure and system inter-dependencies, technical performance, and functionality including post-production operational monitoring. Developing, documenting and recommending plans for investing in IT infrastructure that will improve organization performance and/or provide cost reduction opportunities. Execution of system engineering tasks as required by Director of Infrastructure and Operations including: conducting research, analysis, lab testing and proof of concepts, cost benefit analysis, and authoring summary whitepapers. Infrastructure research and development utilizing UNIX, Windows, and COTS technologies. Assist Director of Infrastructure and Operations with future budget planning, cost analysis, and expenditure tracking for IT infrastructure projects and tools. Leverage IT cross discipline knowledge and engagement while participating in the Change Advisory Board, the Security Problem Advisory Board, Patch Management, and IT key performance indicator tracking and reporting. PRINCIPAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or STEM field. 10 or more years of IT experience, and 3-5 years leading IT infrastructure design and implementation of large-scale, critical systems infrastructures. Ability to build consensus between and lead other technical professionals without direct authority.  Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is desirable. Superior written and oral communication skills, evidenced by the ability to communicate across all levels of an organization.  Effective use of communication tools/methods such as Power Point, Visio, UML/Architecture Modeling as well as the ability to effectively deliver presentations.Proven experience with requirements gathering/analysis and recommending architectural solutions.Must have experience creating RPM installation packages with custom developed software. Hands-on experience with VMware Vsphere, RHEL, RHEL Satellite Server, Apache, JBoss, Active Directory, SMTP, ADFS, SAML, and DNS is desirable. Experience with enterprise monitoring and alerting systems.  Knowledge of Splunk, WhatsUpGold, Uptime, desirable. Experience as a UNIX System Administrator in the past.  Working experience with RHEL OS, SUN hardware and the Solaris OS is desirable.  Ability to read, modify and create scripts in Bash, CSH, and PowerShell, or queries in SQL is desirable. Experience in working with enterprise storage and an understanding of SAN layouts and various RAID types.  Knowledge of EMC VNX, RecoverPoint, XtremeIO, and Avamar products is desirable. Knowledge of LAN, WAN, and network security infrastructure.  Knowledge of Cisco, F5, and Checkpoint products is desirable. VMware VCP and RedHat RHCA certifications are desirable.  FHLBANKS Office Finance is an equal opportunity employer