Front-End Developer

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Software Engineering
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaThe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

You will support the digital solutions team by building, maintaining, and enhancing the Bank's digital communication, as well as providing direction and expertise. You contribute to the team, projects, and initiatives related to the Bank’s digital communications, including its public websites, intranet, and mobile applications. You will provide technical and strategic leadership required to develop and enhance the Bank’s digital communications in accordance with industry best practices and standards. You will work closely with content providers, web and application developers, server support groups, writers, editors, designers, information security personnel, and other Federal Reserve System public information and System leads to deliver innovate and usable solutions. You will report to the Manager of Digital Solutions.

The job description below reflects the higher level of a dual grade job posting. Candidates who possess a slightly lower level of experience, education, or qualifications may also be considered.

Job Description:

What you will do:

  • Designs, prototypes, develops, and implements Internet/intranet-based UI/UX solutions using a number of digital frameworks and strategies.
  • Provide leadership in the bank’s efforts to continually enhance website design, usability and navigation.
  • Establish and maintain web standards in order to develop dynamic web features and functionalities; and to employ best practices in both design and digital solutions.
  • Reviews UX/UI development architectures currently in place and works with technical team to recommend solutions to improve.
  • Assures designs and solutions not only are a fit for the specific purpose but also closely align with the standards guidelines of technology solutions.
  • Translates design and interaction requirements to a solution which is fully functional in the Bank’s web environment and across all web browsers, including mobile devices (iOS, Android).
  • Informs stakeholders about any problems with the current technical solutions being implemented.
  • Evaluates the user impact that certain design and technology choices have.
  • Leverages industry best practices for digital technology, frameworks and code libraries in solutions.
  • Leads front-end development of the Bank’s public and internal website(s). Provides direction and insight into user experience, content generation and coordination, visual design and typography, style conformity, and maintenance.
  • Evaluates user research, analytics, and best practices to inform user-experience enhancements and decisions.
  • Provides advanced technical guidance and support to team members, stakeholders, and content owners. Incorporates world-class functionality into application when new tools and capabilities become available to increase user experience and engagement.
  • Leads development and design of new mobile and multi-media applications that will enhance the Bank’s digital communications strategy.
  • Keeps up to date with industry standards and best practices. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile web, security, accessibility, and usability.
  • Fulfills job duties and responsibilities in conformance with sound safety practices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Meets routinely with the Manager of Digital Solutions, the digital team, and the media team to review analytics and make changes to user interface to increase traffic to high target products.

Subordinates: None

Scope Measurements: None

What you will have:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, Web Design, or relevant experience required.
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in developing and maintaining websites and a minimum of 4 years' user experience development of dynamic internet applications.
  • Minimum of 6 years` experience developing enterprise sites and applications, responsive interfaces (including optimization for mobile and tablet), email campaigns, and other user experiences (UX) and interaction.
  • Minimum of 6 years` experience in UI/UX development with data presentation and visualization.
  • Minimum of 5 years` experience implementing UI/UX designs and creating test-ready interfaces and applications in an agile development environment.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise in user experience, accessibility, data visualization, mobile application development, search and website analytics, social media, or database design is highly desired.
  • Project management skills a plus.
  • Ability to understand existing content and business process to design and deliver solutions.
  • Experience with migration of website content from legacy systems to new platforms.
  • Experience with building secure web-based applications using secure coding best practices.
  • Expert knowledge of React.js, React Native, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript ES6 / TypeScript.
  • Strong working knowledge of D3.js and other data visualization libraries.
  • Strong working knowledge of speed focused techniques like async loading and lazy loading.
  • Strong working knowledge of UX / UI best practices and optimization techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of Node.js.
  • Strong working knowledge of Figma, Sketch or similar.
  • Strong working knowledge of CSS frameworks.
  • Ability to build web pages from concept to design to code.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing WCAG website accessibility standards.
  • Experience in a volume-driven and time-sensitive work environment with the ability to track and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Experience using Sitecore preferred.

Other Requirements: None

Physical Requirements: None

The salary grade for this position is 14/15. Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, and skills, and internal equity and alignment with market data.

We offer a great benefits package that features:

  • Medical (4 options), Prescription, Dental (3 options), and Vision Insurance with no waiting period

  • 401k/Thrift Plan with generous employer match

  • Employer-funded Pension Plan

  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time & Holidays

  • Monthly $100 Commuter Allowance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Spending Accounts

  • Flexible Work Schedule available in most departments

  • Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement (undergraduate and graduate)

  • Parental Leave

  • Free onsite 24/7 Fitness Center including training classes, Peloton bikes and locker room / shower facilities

  • Onsite Cafeteria & Coffee Shop

  • Additional Convenience Benefits, Discounts and More…

Additional Information:

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our employees is essential to our success as an organization, and we want to recruit, develop and retain the most accomplished people from a diverse candidate pool. To support a workplace culture of belonging, we offer eight employee resource groups (ERGs) and a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

  • We have eight employee resource groups (ERGs) to support a diverse workforce. Abilities (supporting disabilities and allies), African Heritage, Asian-Pacific, Freedom (supporting LQBTQ+ and allies), Talent Forward (supporting career growth), Women United, Working Families and Veterans. ERGs are open to all employees.

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

  • All Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia employees must comply with the Bank's ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the Recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics officer if necessary. You should review the Bank's Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.

  • Background investigations and drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Candidates for positions deemed as "safety sensitive" will also be screened for the presence of marijuana. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.

  • All employees will be subject to FBI fingerprint / criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.

  • Certain eligibility rules apply. You will provide work authorization to prove your eligibility to work in the United States.

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, level of work and the requirements of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.

  • This is not a 100% remote opportunity. You will be available to work on-site in at least a hybrid capacity.

  • Learn more about the Philly Fed and its culture. Learn more about working for the Philly Fed.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Communications/Public Relations

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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