Software Development Engineer Software Development Engineer …

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Software Development Engineer
FedNow Software Engineer - Cloud/Java

Thisrequisition is not an actual job vacancy.  This requisition serves toestablish a pipeline of interested individuals for current or futureopportunities at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  We anticipate hiring talent at multiplelevels, from Associate to Lead, for this position as we grow and scale theFedNow program.


The Federal Reserve isdeveloping a new interbank 24x7x365 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) servicewith integrated clearing functionality, called the FedNow service. This servicewill help enable financial institutions provide their customers with theability to send and receive payments any time, any day, and have full access tothose funds within seconds.  This position is a unique opportunity to bepart of a new mission-critical Federal Reserve initiative that will betransformative to the payments landscape in the United States.

Dependingon experience level, the ideal candidate will be eligible to be placed in anyrange of positions including Senior Systems Engineer or Systems Engineer.

Principal Contributions - 

  • Serves as a Software Engineer: to design, develop and implement new complex solutions in accordance with FedNow and Fed Standards.
  • Develops software solutions (front end SPA and backend) in Cloud
  • Develop end to end Infrastructure-as-Code solutions in Cloud
  • Provides input into strategic and tactical planning of software solutions and software development lifecycle changes
  • In addition to being able to engineer across numerous areas of technology, youll serve as subject matter expert in one or more areas
  • Trains and consults cross functionally within the organization on troubleshooting/resolving highly complex and/or highly time critical problems
  • Collaborates with analysts as part of an integrated Agile team to define user requirements and conduct design review for the development of complex and innovative cloud applications using modern internet-scale technologies and Serverless architecture in Cloud
  • Demonstrates skill dexterity; seeking to continuously adapt and employ new technical skills alongside proven staples
  • Ensures that the quality of software developed, maintained and enhanced in-house and installed into production is sufficient to prevent the occurrence of catastrophic defects that cause the customer significant problems, missed deadlines, or interruption to the production environment
  • Ensure compliance with Fed policies, procedures and standards
  • Provides primary or backup production support for applications and components, including but not limited to timely resolution to production problems and processing issues

Expertise you will bring - 

  • Deep expertise in Java and proficient knowledge of programming languages (JavaScript, XML, JSON, HTML, CSS etc. Python a bonus)
  • Proficient knowledge of operating systems (Linux, Unix, Windows)
  • Proficient knowledge of database development (SQL, Oracle, DB2)
  • Experience with AWS services, and integrating them into an application
  • Experience with leading edge Cloud technologies, such as Kafka, in-memory and NoSQL databases, messaging platforms, memcache etc).
  • Experience with CI/CD build tools, and DevOps processes
  • Demonstrates independent thinking and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication abilities
  • Proficient knowledge of cloud security for application development and delivery
  • Advanced knowledge of object-oriented programming
  • Ideally, Infrastructure as Code (IAC); Terraform

The Federal Reserve System iscommitted to a diverse and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employmentopportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information,disability, or military service. 

All employees assigned to thisposition will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and PatriotAct/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least onceevery five years.

The above statements are intendedto describe the general nature and level of work required of this position.They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilitiesor skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. Whilethis job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position,management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at itsdiscretion at any time. 

For this job, any offer ofemployment is contingent upon successfully passing a two-phase securityscreening. The first phase consists of the satisfactory completion of aphysical examination (including a drug screening), reference checks, and asecurity investigation consisting of credit and criminal historychecks.   

The second phase, which might notbe complete until after you begin working at the Reserve Bank, is an additionalrisk-based security screening determined by the risk rating of theposition.  Depending upon the sensitivity of the position, this phase mayinclude, and is not limited to, work and residency eligibility verification,and personal interviews with the candidate, references, and prior employers.

All applicants must have resided inthe United States for at least three (3) years

    Primary Location: MA-Boston
    Work Locations:
    Organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
    Schedule: Full-time
    Job Type: Experienced
    Shift: Day Job
    Travel: No