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Federal Reserve System DevOps Engineer (vRealize) 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 DevOps engineer will design and develop automation solutions to support infrastructure-as-code applications and will work collaboratively with product engineering, test automation, and operations to deliver these new capabilities and streamline current processes.  Where design/coding activities will be the primary responsibilities

What You Will Do:

  • Senior engineers provide thought leadership to the team in new technologies, identifying / implementing / leading improvements that will significantly improve time to market and self-service.

  • Performs resolution of complex hardware, environmental software operating systems and subsystems. Oversees problem avoidance actions.

  • Analyzes and revises existing system logic and documentation as necessary.                             

  • May authorize risk level changes and recommend solutions to minimize and/or prevent system interruption.

  • Evaluates, recommends and selects new software/hardware.

  • Performs change and problem management using standard tools. Ensures conformance and compliance with existing system standards. Measures performance to ensure proper operation.

  • Leads highly technical/complex projects utilizing FRIT/System staff and resources.

  • Follows and ensures adherence to technical standards for programming and design techniques. Trains System technical staff on use of software/hardware tools in accordance with required standards and procedures.

  • Monitors compliance with internal audit requirements and Information Security Manual guidelines.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills

  • 5+years of VRealize Automation/Orchestration (7.x and higher)

  • 3+ years of vRO workflow development

  • 3+ years of vRA IaaS Blueprint Design

  • 5+ years of application development / scripting experience (JavaScript, JSON,  Unix Shell)

  • Significant vCenter administration knowledge in a large/complex organization

  • Strong familiarity with DevOps practices

Preferred Skills / Knowledge

  • Infrastructure automation

  • Configuration drift management

  • Knowledge of virtualized infrastructure design and administration

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.