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Federal Reserve System Network Intrusion Detection Associate Engineer 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!

Network Services has an immediate opening for an Engineer-Associate, reporting to Lead-IT-Technology.

The primary focus for this position will be the support and administration of FRS infrastructure that administers and monitors host intrusion detection systems. This will include the support, provisioning, and applying software updates. With an understanding of networking, security, tools administration and industry security best practices, you will contribute to efforts to implement an enterprise-wide, unified strategy for the next generation of host intrusion detection monitoring and alerting.

This is a hands-on engineering position where you will develop automation and repeatable processes to support service infrastructure administration and maintenance, ensuring that our infrastructure and products are secure, highly available, and able to deliver business value to our customers.

Beyond the basic support and administration of host intrusion detection tools, over time, you will be expected to gain an advanced knowledge of networking, scripting and automation, and perform other duties as assigned.

What You Will Do:

  • Engage with senior engineers and other FRS staff to develop solutions that meet business, compliance, and security requirements.

  • Perform evaluation of hardware, environmental, and operating systems and subsystems. Work with senior engineers to identify possible issues and develop preventative measures. Measure system and application performance to ensure proper operation.

  • Perform change and incident management using standard FRS tools. Ensure changes comply with existing FRS system standards.

  • Participate in complex projects in partnership with senior engineers and other FRS staff and resources.

  • Engage in continuous learning in the areas of networking, security, cloud services, and systems administration.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Information Systems, or equivalent information technology degree with 0 to 3+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Prior experience working with host intrusion detection tools.

  • Prior experience with scripting and/or automation experience desirable.

  • A demonstrable understanding of networking concepts and operations.

  • A demonstrable understanding of Windows- and UNIX-style operating systems.

  • Preferred demonstrable understanding of cloud architecture and cloud application deployments.

  • A demonstrable understanding of, or prior experience working within a large Agile organization.

  • Preferred certification in one or more of the following: CISSP, GSEC, CCSP, AWS Cloud Practitioner, SAFe, or related programs.

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

• Generous 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 to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions. The Code is available on the About Us, Careers webpage at www.richmondfed.org.

• Sponsorship is not available for this role.

• Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures. Additional background checks may be required.

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

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond provides equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, sex, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

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.