Director – DevSecOps & Platform Engineering

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Information Technology
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261786 Requisition #

Position Summary:

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is looking for an experienced IT professional to lead the DevSecOps & Platform Engineering team.  In this role you will provide direct leadership to engineers allocated across multiple initiatives and will be instrumental with the advancement and implementation of strategies, practices and tooling supporting DevSecOps, automation and engineering for solutions on premises and in the cloud. 

As a technical leader, you will help execute against the vision and roadmap for modernization and cloud adoption within the organization and will be a trusted advocate contributing to planning and execution of strategic initiatives.  This role will also be responsible for leading technical staff to build and enhance automated deployment and testing capabilities including continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines.  You will be a major contributor towards innovation and will help guide the technological direction for the Bank.  Previous experience with automation and/or cloud engineering is desired in conjunction with strong knowledge or working experience with DevSecOps and/or Reliability Engineering operating models. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, oversight, and support for the technical engineering team to ensure management and staff understand and meet delivery, financial, productivity, service, and quality goals.

  • Develop and enhance a practice for solutions engineering that is comprehensive, realistic, and aligned to business strategies.

  • Establish goals and priorities and adjust direction as needed to respond to organizational, technology, and industry changes.

  • Work closely with staff and management team to formulate, implement and measure outcomes of strategic plans and goals.  Assist with setting a vision for the future, including developing plans to meet or achieve business needs consistent with System IT Principles.

  • Recruit, retain and foster development of a diverse team with an appropriate mix of technical, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Identify and develop staff with leadership and management potential.

  • Develop, motivate, and evaluate performance of staff, which includes managing staff to identify developmental assignments and training opportunities, working with individuals on their career goals, delegating responsibilities, providing timely feedback and evaluating performance on any of the preceding duties.  Plays a key role in the full cycle of employment matters, including but not limited to those involving hiring, retention and performance optimization, salary recommendations, and decisions related to the termination of employment, as well as the documentation of these matters.

  • Lead the adoption of innovative technology practices and continuous improvement processes that deliver business value.

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Department, Bank, and System policies, standards, service and quality measures, procedures, and controls to ensure the highest level of public confidence and operational integrity.

  • Represent the Bank at all levels across the System including developing, recommending and implementing significant initiatives. Influences IT standardization decisions and strategic initiatives through this participation and translate relevant activities into concrete action plans for the Bank. 

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of technical, operational, and policy issues within the industry to sustain high levels of ongoing operational quality and expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in computer science, management information systems or comparable technical discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Advance degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of broad technical experience in one or more areas of information technology or management information systems. Experience to include managing highly complex projects, programs or technology platforms. 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading technical teams or support functions.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with responsibilities over cloud technologies, solutions engineering, solutions development or product management.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Broad knowledge of current trends in information technology including practices supporting solutions delivery and engineering.

  • Well-versed in DevSecOps philosophies including deep knowledge of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices and automation methodologies.

  • Visionary leader with strong personal and professional credibility, personal integrity and the courage of his/her convictions.

  • Proven record of addressing substantial challenges and successfully driving significant change through collaboration and matrix management. Ability to motivate, develop and lead a diverse team through collaboration and consensus to reinforce a culture of service, accountability and innovation. Experience in building consensus and support and resolving enterprise-level governance issues.

  • Strong financial acumen to assess key financial indicators and make decisions accordingly. Demonstrated ability to make decisions in light of changing priorities or financial indicators. Commits resources to achieve improvement opportunities.

  • Strong business acumen with excellent organizational, problem solving, influencing and negotiating skills. Excellent day-to-day operating management skills – ability to execute coupled with a disciplined approach and an ability to effectively manage risk.

  • Commitment to delivering a great customer experience with a personal and professional value system consistent with the culture and values of the Bank and the Federal Reserve System. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with judgment and discretion.

  • Highly developed interpersonal, presentation and communication skills with the ability to effectively relate and communicate at all levels, including the ability to explain technical matters in business terms.

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