Cloud Security Advisor

at Federal Reserve System
Published July 29, 2022
Location Richmond, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The Richmond Fed is the proud home of the Federal Reserves National IT organizationa nationwide team delivering technology solutions and support across the Federal Reserve System. Many National IT employees are located in Richmond, while others are based across the U.S. at other Federal locations.

When you join our team, youll become part of a culture that welcomes differences, cares about our communities, and empowers each other to lead from where we are to make things better. Bring your passion and well provide challenging and purposeful careers in a variety of fields, opportunities to grow and a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth. Its all part of what makes #MyRichmondFed a great place to work!

About the Opportunity

The Cloud Security Advisor will be a technical liaison supporting the design, implementation, and operationalization of Federal Reserves cloud security program and solutions. You will help the team to build and maintain infrastructure, security services, and system components in a hybrid cloud environment.

What You Will Do:

  • Design, code, test, debug, document, and maintain security features across complex cybersecurity and cloud systems.

  • Participate in evaluating secure design strategies to identify and recommend improvements to potential security design problems.

  • Analyze and recommend changes to existing system logic and documentation as necessary.

  • Recommend solutions to minimize and/or prevent system interruption.

  • Perform change and problem management using standard tools while conforming and complying with existing system standards. Measure performance to ensure proper operation.

  • Follow and ensure adherence to secure technical standards for programming and design techniques, and train other technical staff on use of software/hardware tools in accordance with required standards and procedures.

  • Help improve operational resiliency and efficiency through automation.

  • Be self-organizing and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams leveraging agile development practices.

  • Provide technical support both across departments and applications including rotational or on-call support.

  • Responsible for understanding and applying risk management discipline in decision making and contributing to their function`s risk management.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, including hands-on experience with public, private or hybrid cloud services (Microsoft Azure, AWS, etc).

  • 3-5 years of information security experience.

  • Experience with Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)

  • Security+, CCSK, GIAC GCLD, GIAC GCSA, or GIAC GPCS desirable.

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) or AWS Cloud certification desirable.

  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools (general programming languages).

  • Experience at integration of various tools into DevOps pipeline.

  • Familiarity with cloud security concepts like to IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and shared responsibility model.

  • Familiarity with implementing security standards across the enterprise.

  • Familiarity with product management and agile methodology.

Discover the Reason Why So Many People Love It Here!

When you join Federal Reserves National IT organization, not only will you find a challenging and purposeful career, youll also have access to a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth, including:

  • Great medical benefits

  • Pension and 401(k) with employer match

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee resource networks

  • Paid volunteer leave

  • Flexible work options

  • Onsite amenities that make working here fun

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation from the Bank.

  • Candidates should review the Banks Employee Code of Conduct ( to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role. Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures.

  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individuals knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.

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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