SUMMARY OF POSITION
The 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 IT working knowledge and the ability to develop future visions of 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 SCOPE
The 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 may be also 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.
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.
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.
PRINCIPAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
5 or more years of IT experience, and at least 2-3 years of 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.
Experience with VMware Vsphere, Active Directory, JBoss, Apache, 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 reading, modifying and creating 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.
FHLBANKS Office Finance is an equal opportunity employer