IT Quality Engineering Specialist

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

IT, Quality Assurance
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityWhen you join the Federal Reserve—the nation's central bank—you’ll play a key role, collaborating with leading tech professionals to strengthen and protect our economic, financial and payments systems. We dedicate more than $1 billion to technology each year to support the Federal Reserve and our economy, and we’re building a dynamic and diverse team for our future.

Bring your passion and expertise, and we’ll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.

Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS) delivers a suite of payments services to financial institutions via FedLine® Solutions, Fedwire®, National Settlement Service (NSS), FedCash®, FedACH® (Automated Clearing House), Check Services, and the FedNow® Service. In 2020, we undertook a strategic effort to transform FRFS from a product and support office framework to a national, enterprise-focused organization. The enterprise structure integrated the prior retail, wholesale, cash, and customer relations product and support offices into a new organization, which was further joined by the FedNow team in early 2024. Our North Star strategy, with the new structure, is to offer a fully integrated product suite that provides speed, resilience, and choice in meeting the payments needs of financial institutions across the United States. Through our evolved structure, we will meet the needs of the marketplace for new products and services more quickly, seek to provide a more robust and unified customer experience across our financial service offerings, and create new career growth opportunities for FRFS staff.

Key Activities:

  • Participate in the detailed technical design of applications with the solution architects

  • Develop & test functions and application components in Java on application server platform leveraging messaging middleware and RDB backend frameworks

  • Integrate written components with frameworks and other common components

  • Develop documentation artifacts

  • Support testing (Unit, Functional, Performance, Access controls)

  • Work closely with the automation teach lead and architect to implement the strategy and design into automated testing tools/scripts.

  • Devise and influence test strategies for mission critical systems and implement comprehensive test coverage for changes that require testing efforts to span across multiple products and squads.

  • Understand complex business and functional requirements and work with quality engineers in implementing technical test cases that thoroughly test the tech stack and meet the product requirements.

  • Promote innovation and evolution of quality engineering techniques, test automation technologies and ensure pervasive quality in product development.

  • Collaborate with other members of a cross-disciplinary team operating within the Scrum framework to consistently deliver Product improvements according to the guidelines

  • Drive Agile adoption and find opportunities for gaining efficiencies in quality practices, thereby reducing end-to-end testing cycle times for mission critical applications.

What we are looking for:

As a member of the Application Automation Development staff, the candidate would participate in the detailed design and implementation of automation frameworks and test cases utilizing Java /Selenium/API technologies for mission critical Payments products. The position is for an advanced developer who has very strong experience developing and implementing automation for applications designed with J2EE architecture. The candidate will be responsible for building automation of applications based on the established FRB system architecture and will be involved in the entire delivery life cycle as part of an Agile SCRUM team. The candidate will work on planning and development of critical Fedwire applications, including Securities Funds, NSS and Settlement systems


  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in Java/J2EE distributed application Development. Includes strong experience with various J2EE components and services

  • At least 7 years of working experience with JAVA, J2EE, JavaScript, JDBC, HTML.

  • 3-5 years working with Spring framework (including Spring integration and Spring Batch ) and good understanding of AOP concepts.

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science/technology, business administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of directly related education and/or experience.

  • Strong analysis and design skills, including requirements analysis, OO design patterns

  • General knowledge of open source frameworks

  • Keen understanding of performance issues and end to end debugging capabilities.

  • Strong knowledge of SQL, stored procedures (PL/SQL) and database fundamentals (Oracle).

  • Experience with Jenkins and Selenium Grid for continuous testing.

  • Experienced in reviewing and writing Unit Tests and collaborating with Developers and Business stakeholders

  • Solid understanding of, and experience in, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), defining enterprise-wide standards for product quality

  • Solid comprehension, training, and experience in leveraging dynamic test environments, cloud technologies, test data management strategies and test infrastructure design

  • Experience with Applit and HP ALM tools is a plus.

  • Strong multi tasking and collaboration skills.

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.

  • Knowledge of Financial Services industry are a plus, working knowledge of cloud technologies is a plus

Additional Information:


  • Hybrid – All FRB Locations

Screening Requirements:

This position has additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while performing the job. These additional screenings would be initiated at the time of offer acceptance and can take up to a couple of months to be completed. You can begin work before the screening is completed; however, continued employment is contingent on acceptable screening results. The areas screened may include education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reference checks.

Sponsorship: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

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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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