Full-Stack Software Engineer - Digital Money and Payments Research & Development

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoWe are the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco—public servants with a mission to advance the nation’s monetary, financial, and payment systems to build a stronger economy for all Americans. We are a community-engaged bank, and are committed to understanding and serving the vibrant, expansive communities of the Twelfth District. We respect people for what they do and for who they are. We build opportunities to learn and grow. We empower our people to balance their life and work responsibilities. That’s why we offer a flexible hybrid work model that allows you to collaborate with office colleagues on some days, and work from home on others.

The Federal Reserve System serves as the central bank of the United States. Its fundamental mission is to foster the stability, integrity, and efficiency of the nation’s monetary, financial, and payments systems.
This position is responsible for supporting the Federal Reserve System’s Research and Development around the future of money and payments.

Given the role of the US dollar and payment systems, the Federal Reserve System seeks to further understand the implications, costs, and benefits of the use of different technologies for the future of money and payments. This position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a world-class team working on cutting edge technologies related to digital money and payments including tokenization, application of smart contracts, central bank digital currency (CBDC), and advanced cryptography. You will participate in a dynamic work environment that has the feel of a startup while also maintaining the benefits of a larger organization.

We empower our people to balance their life and work responsibilities. That’s why we offer a flexible hybrid work model that allows you to collaborate with office colleagues on some days, and work from home on others.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Collaborating as part of an agile squad with Engineering and Product teams to develop proofs of concept and prototypes for new areas of research and development.

  • Architecting and implementing front-end, mid-tier integration and backend functionality (full-stack).

  • Writing clean, readable, and highly maintainable code in React, Python, Go and JavaScript/TypeScript including documentation, peer code reviews, unit, integration and system tests.

  • Working with TechOps to containerize and deploy systems in the cloud using Kubernetes with Terraform, Helm and ArgoCD

  • Present findings, challenges, and solutions to technical and non-technical teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related field or equivalent work experience.

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or a Green Card holder with intent to become a U.S Citizen

  • Proven experience contributing across multiple development stacks, areas and technologies.

  • Outstanding ability to translate non-technical product requirements into technical designs, specifications, interfaces and implementations.

  • Highly capable at operating within ambiguity and abstract concepts.

  • Significant experience with common Continuous Integration and Deployment tools, Docker, React, RESTful API design (FastAPI) and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) tools

  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and transfer knowledge to other team members.

Base Salary Range: Min: $138,900 - Mid: $180,400 - Max: $221,900 (Location: San Francisco)
Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

We offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and a Retirement / Pension

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve.


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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