Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Cloud DevOps Engineer

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The DevOps Engineer is a technical professional who leverages their expertise in design, development, testing, implementation, and support of the Cloud platform ecosystem, to streamline development and deployment of applications using modern DevOps practices. The level of work required is considered intermediate and staff must be able to work under general supervision. This job does not have direct reports.

  • Support the design, development, and management of Cloud platform ecosystems and infrastructure
  • Works closely with software development teams and other functional groups to assist in the development of a robust, flexible, and scalable platform
  • Assists in the design and development of automated deployment tooling and infrastructure, code management, orchestration deployment, testing, and monitoring
  • Participate in the development of common components and templates for resources deployed in Cloud environments using Infrastructure as Code
  • Integrate on premise solutions with Cloud resources
  • Build out solutions based on security, monitoring, logging, and alerting requirements
  • Coordinate technical and end-user resources to execute moderately complex tests and analyze testing results.
  • Provides assistance and technical support regarding architectural and procedural best practices both across departments and applications including rotational on call support
  • Maintains technical documentation for designs and operational procedures
  • Identifies opportunities for automation of operational tasks to increase efficiency and lower the human intervention of repetitive activities.
  • Contributes to a culture of continuous improvement and proactively searches for ways to apply DevOps tooling and practices to increase productivity of engineering and operations teams

Your Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent background or experience
  • 2-3 years of experience working with cloud based platforms in an enterprise environment
  • 2-3 years software engineering experience in a team based environment
  • Experience with programming tools, computer interfaces, and application architectures
  • Experience deploying, managing, operating and monitoring of applications in scalable, highly available and fault tolerant data centers (both on-premise and hosted), AWS
  • Experience learning, sharing, and implementing best practices with the ability to define operational processes, implement DevOps, deployment checklists
  • Experience with Python or Node.js
  • Experience with source code management tools; Git
  • Experience developing solutions in an iterative (Agile) approach
  • Experience with Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery tools and technologies; GitLab, CloudFormation, Terraform
  • Basic knowledge and experience of scripting languages
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts
  • Experience with system configuration tools and implementation of architectural frameworks (Service Oriented Architecture, Domain-Driven Design)
  • Knowledge of containers and container orchestration solutions; Kubernetes, AWS ECS, AWS EKS


  • This is a hybrid position requiring a minimum of two days per week in office.
  • You should be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • You will have additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while performing the job. These additional screenings would be initiated at the time of offer acceptance and can take approximately two months to complete. The screening covers areas such as education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reaches out to your references and people that know you well
  • As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Bank's ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics official if necessary.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.
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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What are Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications

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