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Federal Reserve System Architect, Cloud Software Solutions (Hybrid) in St. Louis, Missouri


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is looking for a Cloud Solution Java Software Architect with exceptional cloud experience for a portfolio of multi-phase software development efforts. You will work under the guidance of the Principal Solution Architect in defining and implementing architectural standards including design, mentoring, and implementing next-generation cloud infrastructure. You will focus on automation using Infrastructure as Code (IAC) and CI/CD principles, along with experience and an understanding of the offerings within AWS with an emphasis on security. You accomplish this by direct contribution, by influencing other teams, and training members of the engineering teams to prepare them for current or future lead positions.


  • Contribute to the planning, definition, and development of the Platform Systems Architecture and Technical Roadmap by performing spikes, POCs, and exploration of solution alternatives within specified cost and security constraints.

  • Champion the implementation of the Technical Roadmap with the engineering teams and other stakeholders.

  • Create technical stories in the appropriate product backlogs necessary to implement the Technical Roadmap. Work with Product Owners and engineering team leadership to ensure these technical stories are sized, meet the "Definition of Ready" and are prioritized to deliver maximum value to the customer.

  • Work in a diverse matrixed organization, providing implementation, direction and oversight to planned technical activities.

  • Mentor members on using and administering technologies in the AWS environment, ensuring teams can identify issues, troubleshoot, and resolve issues.

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other teams and stakeholders.

  • Write code to prove concepts or to jumpstart patterns.

  • Present new technical knowledge to the team.

  • Work with business and technical management, providing technical consulting, strategy, and direction for applications.


  • 7 years development experience in enterprise-level applications using Java (Spring) including a combination of the following:

  • Experience with AWS cloud, CICD automation and infrastructure as Code

  • Experience working as Software / Application Architect or comparable experience in a Senior or Leadership technical role.

  • Experience with application technologies focused on Java and open-source frameworks like Spring (Core, Security, Data / JPA, Boot, Batch, Integration, LDAP), and Hibernate.

  • Hands-on experience with Networking, Compute, storage, Database and Security (IAM)

  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Bash, Perl, Python, PowerShell)

  • Knowledge of security frameworks such as FedRAMP, NIST 800-53 a plus

  • Experience designing, deploying, and supporting production cloud environments

  • Experience designing and deploying secured, fault-tolerant, reliable, and dynamically scalable applications on AWS

  • Hands-on experience implementing a hybrid, complex and multi-tiered architecture using AWS Direct Connect

  • Experienced with infrastructure as code tools (Terraform, CloudFormation)

  • Design automated deployment (CI/CD) of enterprise grade applications to AWS

  • Travel (5%)

  • Position requires US Citizenship


Bring your passion and expertise, and we'll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.

Salary: $130,000-159,000

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

Ranked as the #2 Top Workplace in the St. Louis Region in 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees' diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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