Our Work Protects the Dollars of Everyday Americans

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA 

Why Work For The Fed?

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve.

Are you passionate about large bank supervision and being a part of a dynamic team? Interested in an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in the 12th District and across the Federal Reserve System (FRS) in a wide range of supervisory activities related to large firms’ financial resilience? If yes – then read on!

Fulfilling Careers That Make a Difference

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is looking for a Sr. Application Developer with a focus on Cloud development, to join the Statistics and Reserves (STAR) team. At our Bank, we have always supported telecommuting, and when we shift from our “work from home posture”, it will be in a hybrid model, allowing for generous telecommuting options. We know flexibility is very important to our employees, now more than ever!

While the SF Fed is a Reserve Bank, we’re not what you might expect. We’re unreserved here. That means we seek new and diverse perspectives. We spark conversations and encourage debate. We build opportunity. We pursue careers that are true to ourselves. We are looking for people who want to help our country reach its full economic potential. When you join the SF Fed, you join a team of people working together to promote an inclusive economy that works for everyone.


Job Description

Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect will use their skills and expertise as a cloud technology champion/evangelist, and influencer to work cross-functionally to develop strategic initiatives, architecture patterns, refine program and product frameworks, and facilitate our divisions strategic priorities as a member of the Strategy and Governance team.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business analysts and engineers to define the technical requirements, principles and models that guide all solution decisions for the cloud ecosystem.

  • Work with the Senior leadership within Technology and Business to develop architecturebpriorities and direction to enable business imperatives.

  • Displays strong thought leadership in pursuit of modern architecture principals and technology modernization.

  • Prepares and delivers comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategy.

  • Define target state technology architecture and roadmaps.

  • Responsible for analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions that integrate across applications, systems, and platforms such as AWS and/or Azure to achieve business objectives.

  • Analyze client current state, define key outcomes, define/revise IT strategy, design conceptual solutions, plan and execute design and implementation work (with support from technical specialists), while accounting for time, cost, and quality targets.

  • Define models, including solution patterns, to guide solution decisions. Ensure alignment of solutions with Enterprise Architecture principles and guidelines.

  • Align FRB SF-ITS architecture strategy with System and National IT enterprise strategy and plans for our sift from on prem to cloud solutions.

  • Research new and emerging technologies, processes, methodologies, and practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience.

  • Typically, has over 10 years of experience with all aspects of cloud design, development, and implementation.

  • Requires strong knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture, business re- engineering principles and processes, and cloud financial models.

  • Broad design expertise across VPC design, IAM definition, OS tuning/configuration, Kubernetes, database tuning/configuration, DevOps toolchains, provisioning automation, service management, operations, and security.

  • Knowledgeable of DevOps and CI/CD automation tools such as Git, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, and cloud native scripting such as CloudFormation and ARM templates.

  • Deep understanding of AWS and/or Azure design best practices.

  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder with intent to become a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • AWS/Azure Certification a plus

  • Knowledgeable of scripting with one or more: YAML, JSON, PowerShell, BASH or Python.

  • Docker and Kubernetes container orchestration and management platform e.g., OpenShift or equivalent implementation.

  • In depth understanding of security controls and implementations in the cloud object, file, and block storage.

  • Cloud storage knowledge of services like S3, Blob storage, Swift, Rubrik, Cohesity.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account
  • Backup Child Care Program
  • Pre-tax Day Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation, Days Sick Days, and Paid Holidays
  • Pet Insurance
  • Matching 401(k)
***Effective October 1, 2021, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation from the Bank’s vaccination policy; the Bank will provide accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Leave Care, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holiday’s, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard of Retirement / Pension.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.