IT Infrastructure Architect

  • FHLB - The Office of Finance
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Jun 18, 2018
Full time Information Systems Information Technology

Job Description

The Federal Home Loan Banks – Office of Finance (OF) is seeking an IT Infrastructure Architect to participate in the development of IT planning.  Reporting to the Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations, the Infrastructure Architect will use a broad range of current IT working knowledge to develop visions of enterprise grade IT systems.  The Infrastructure Architect will work on project teams as a technical expert and deliver quality products according to project schedule. 


Major Responsibilities include:

  • Develop solid architectural plans and deployment architectures for application development and infrastructure projects.
  • Provide infrastructure architecture consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to technical staff at the OF.
  • Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and system inter-dependencies, technical performance, and functionality, including post-production operational monitoring.
  • Develop, document, and recommend plans for investing in IT infrastructure that will improve organization performance and/or provide cost reduction opportunities.
  • Execute system engineering tasks as required by the Director of Infrastructure and Operations.
  • Perform infrastructure research and development utilizing UNIX, Windows, and COTS technologies.
  • Assist the Director of Infrastructure and Operations with future budget planning, cost analysis, and expenditure tracking for IT infrastructure projects and tools.
  • Serve as an advisory/mentor to IT staff by working closely with IT Management to develop standards, procedures, and system architectures.
  • Assist with implementation beyond the conceptual/planning stages and serve as a senior resource throughout the implementation life cycle.
  • Consult with developers, operations, quality assurance, networking, security, project management, and database administration during the integration and provisioning phases of projects to assist in identifying resource requirements and system dependencies.


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with five or more years of IT experience, including as an UNIX System Administrator.  The OF is seeking individuals with a minimum of two years of leading IT infrastructure design and implementation of large-scale, critical systems infrastructures.  Ideal candidates will also have experience using Power Point, Visio, and UML/Architecture Modeling as well as experience with enterprise monitoring and alerting systems.


This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment and is based in Reston, VA.


FHLB-OF is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers.  Green Card or citizenship required.

Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at

Contact 202/232-1765



The Federal Home Loan Bank System

The public policy mission of the Federal Home Loan Bank System (the “System”), which was created by Congress in 1932 and consists of the 11 regional Federal Home Loan Banks (the “FHLBanks”) and the OF, is to support residential mortgage lending and related community investment through its member financial institutions.  The System fulfills its role in housing finance by providing members with access to reliable, economical funding and technical assistance, and special affordable housing programs.  The FHLBanks have been a fundamental part of the nation’s financial system for over eight decades.


The Office of Finance 

Located in Reston, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C., the OF is operated on behalf of the FHLBanks.  Its primary function is to issue and service all debt securities for the regional FHLBanks, while obtaining the most cost-effective terms possible given current market conditions.  Related activities include the compilation and publication of the combined financial statements, analysis and joint development of new funding opportunities, and educational outreach to inform investors and other interested parties about FHLBank debt products.  The OF also provides the FHLBanks with credit and general capital market information/data and manages the relationship with the credit rating agencies.  In addition, the OF administers two tax-exempt government corporations, the Financing Corporation and the Resolution Funding Corporation.


As an agent of the FHLBanks, the OF is a unique organization.  While it is the size of a small business, it has access to the resources, and shoulders the responsibilities, of a large corporation.  The OF does not have the drivers of a traditional business, such as a P&L or equity value.  Rather, its staff and leaders derive their satisfaction from tackling the diverse challenges of serving the FHLBanks, individually and as a System, as well as managing dealer and investor relationships — all while remaining keenly focused on its day-to-day core mission.


The FHLBanks and the OF are government-sponsored enterprises regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The OF is an equal employment opportunity employer.  It is the OF’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.