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Federal Reserve System Data Advisor in Richmond, Virginia


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The Richmond Fed is the proud home of the Federal Reserve’s National IT organization—a nationwide team delivering technology solutions and support across the Federal Reserve System. Many National IT employees are located in Richmond, while others are based across the U.S. at other Federal locations.

When you join our team, you’ll become part of a culture that welcomes differences, cares about our communities, and empowers each other to lead from where we are to make things better. Bring your passion and we’ll provide challenging and purposeful careers in a variety of fields, opportunities to grow and a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth. It’s all part of what makes #MyRichmondFed a great place to work!

About the Opportunity

The IT Strategy & Planning Department has an immediate opening for a Data Advisor, reporting to a Sr. Manager Data Management & Analytics.

As an advisor on this team, this individual will build data visualizations, operational metrics, and models to measure and improve IT operations and generate business outcomes. The individual will work with the teams to understand their requirements for analysis and operational metrics and lead process and service improvement across all IT products in support of IT strategy and planning. They will work to understand what information is available in the current data sources, discover new data sources and make recommendations for new data gathering, if appropriate. They will then implement and automate the required data extraction and manipulation (cleaning, merging and structuring) as needed to solve complex business requirements. This individual will create visualizations in dashboards or presentations. The visualizations will range from day-to-day team management to executive level overviews and operational metrics but all outputs will be focused on driving business objectives. The individual will be expected to provide support to other team members and support insights related to machine learning and statistical models developed by the team.

What You Will Do:

  • Create data visualizations for dashboards and executive presentations.

  • Create automated systems to connect to data sources, extract, transform and structure data sources.

  • Support machine learning, statistical machine learning models, and other advanced analytic techniques to help IT operational teams provide better business outcomes.

  • Execute ad hoc data investigation as part of requirements gathering or for one off requests.

  • Utilize available tools for automation of manual processes.

  • Investigate available data sources for relevant information. If necessary, make recommendations for updates for processes for improved data gathering.

  • Work with a broader team operating under SAFe principles.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred

  • 5 - 7 years experience working with data visualization, analytic solutions, or operational metric development

  • Data Visualization: Able to develop and present complex data sets for a variety of audiences and uses including executive presentations, operational dashboards, and structured data for interactive investigation.

  • Data Manipulation: Able to perform cleaning, transforming and structuring of multiple disparate data sources using tools such as Python or R. Able to execute this transformation both in an ad hoc and automated manner.

  • Technical Skills: Highly e xperienced data manipulation tools like Python or R and SQL, experienced in data visualization tools such as Tableau, experience with data platforms such as Hadoop and SQL Server, experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure preferred.

  • Decision Making: Works under direction of team sprint plans; follows established methods and defined policy. Makes decisions on tactical implementation of tasks or when established methods indicate action to be taken.

  • Team Interaction: works with broader analytics team under SAFe principles, mentors team on application of technical skills and solution design.

  • Communications: Strong interpersonal, negotiation, creativity, attention to detail, and oral and written communications skills tailored for the intended audience.

  • IT Knowledge (desirable): Understanding of IT Infrastructure components, systems and operational processes.

Discover the Reason Why So Many People Love It Here!

When you join Federal Reserve’s National IT organization, not only will you find a challenging and purposeful career, you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth, including:

  • Great medical benefits

  • Pension and 401(k) with employer match

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee resource networks

  • Paid volunteer leave

  • Flexible work options

  • Onsite amenities that make working here fun

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation from the Bank.

  • Candidates should review the Bank’s Employee Code of Conduct (https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/about_us/careers/pdf/code_of_conduct.pdf?WT.si_n=Search&WT.si_x=3) to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role. Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures.

  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Information Technology

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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OUR BANK has one of the most recognizable brands around the world. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States—one of the world's most influential, trusted and prestigious financial organizations. The Federal Reserve is charged with the important mission of promoting a strong economy and a stable financial system and fulfills this responsibility by formulating national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services for banks and the U.S. government.

OUR PEOPLE are diverse in background and ideas, which allows for ongoing creativity and innovation. Ultimately, they are the ones who push our high-performance, exchange-driven culture forward.

Why Our People Choose Us:

Our reputation precedes us

There will always be room for personal growth

Our people are first

You’ll find the right balance

Your responsibilities will be meaningful

We hope that you will be our future colleague.