Solution Architect – DevOps

Full Time Chicago IL Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Day to Day:

The DevOps Solution Architect provides accountability for the technical solutions from the Modern Engineering Center of Excellence to ensure that the new technology, processes, and ways of working within IT align with IT strategy, increase our clients security posture, and drive higher quality products. Modern Engineering is our clients adoption of DevSecOps processes and tools. The DevOps Architect is responsible for the technical thought leadership of modern product development technology and supporting DevSecOps processes across our client; addressing people, process, and tool aspects of organizational change. Primary responsibilities include developing holistic architecture for all Modern Engineering platforms (including Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), Continuous Security, Infrastructure Immutability, Automated Testing, and Observability), overseeing output of other technical resources (e.g., Security Architect, Quality Architect, DevOps Engineer), and leading the technical implementation of the Modern Engineering solutions across our client. The ability to build collaborative stakeholder relationships is a must.

Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Serve as technical authority for IT on the Modern Engineering solutions

Serve as subject matter expert for modern product development and tooling landscape; stay current on market trends and research

Work directly with breadth of stakeholders across the organization (from individual contributors through senior leadership) by leading and being accountable for the design and delivery of advanced cloud and DevSecOps solutions

Educate stakeholders from the business and IT on services offered by Azure DevOps, AWS, and other SaaS solution providers and how to best leverage the services for improved business performance

Facilitate leadership alignment on Modern Engineering vision, strategy, and methods

Define future state application and reference architecture, operations models, and technical requirements of cloud ecosystem in accordance with leading practices from industry and AWS Well-Architected Framework

Design, architect, and manage all Modern Engineering platforms and environments for scale across the IT organization

Perform and follow strong software coding practices

Iteratively improve deployment methodologies through process streamlining and automation


Certification on AWS and Azure DevOps platforms preferred
5+ years of demonstrable software engineering and DevOps experience

Broadened software engineering and architecture experience

Hands-on experience designing and implementing end-to-end CI/CD pipelines

(e.g. Azure DevOps Preferred)

Hands-on AWS and Azure public cloud experience in a production environment

(e.g., network, security, deployment, automation, serverless technologies some but not all required)

Hands-on experience with Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code

(e.g., Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, GCP Deployment Manager, Azure ARM some but not all required)

Experience with common container and container orchestration solutions

(e.g. Docker Enterprise, Kubernetes, AWS ECS some exposure but not all required)

Experience working within an Agile/Scrum framework

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