Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

When 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. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, on, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

Job Summary:

You will have knowledge of and be able to perform actions that are related to activities in

the designated business lines.

The developer position designs or modifies automated applications and procedures for solutions to complex issues. Also have full technical knowledge of all phases of application systems analysis and programming.

Work independently at the highest level of technical/complexity in systems and programming.

Direct and reviews work of lower-level personnel and may perform as an individual contributor and lead complex systems.

Have a vast understanding of one or more FRS system development platforms.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Essential Duties

Develop solutions using web technologies and web frameworks such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, TypeScript (Angular), KendoUI, and Bootstrap.

Using programming languages like Java or C# with a modern IDE (Eclipse, VSCode or similar), ORM tools like Entity Framework and Hibernate, and source code management products like GitHub, JIRA, Jenkins and Maven.

Develop web applications in a multi-tiered environment using modern frameworks such as MVC, Core, or Spring MVC.

Design and develop relational database schemas, complex stored procedures, and queries in environments such as Postgres, SQLServer, Oracle, or similar.

Mentor developers and system analysts by providing direction and guidance when needed.

Participate on project teams as a senior developer and technical lead.

Participate on Bank, department, or system projects of moderate to high complexity.

Demonstrate Core Competency skills for grade and position. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Actively involved in the accomplishment of departmental and Bank wide quality initiatives.

Comply with all applicable information security policies, guidelines, and practices.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor`s degree with a concentration in Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent significant experience in information technology and application development is required.

Minimum of 7 years of experience designing and developing applications using a software development approach.

Minimum of 5 years of development experience with technologies described above. MCSE or MCSD Certifications are preferred.


Experience with EC2, ECS, ELB, EBS, S3, VPC, IAM, SQS, RDS, Lambda, Cloud Watch, Storage Gateway, Cloud formation, Elastic Beanstalk and Autoscaling.

Experience in full life cycle of software development or methodology using Agile Scrum/Kanban; requirements analysis, design, development, testing and implementation.

Independently, presents both orally and in writing, findings and assessments, present information and responses to complex inquiries.

Demonstrate the ability to manage the communication process with clients, colleagues and management to explain complex Issues.

Help transfer technical knowledge; diffuse conflict and build agreement.

Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills. Have a logical, analytical, and creative approach to problems.

Demonstrate expert level analytical and problem-solving skills; organize data and information in a manner that effectively communicates issues.

Identify underlying issues and recognize symptoms that indicate more severe problems .

Advanced interpersonal skills. Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate on a team; leads complex and diverse team efforts by virtue of both technical expertise and leadership skills of influence.

Draw on experience to resolve complex issues.

Display strong interpersonal skills in dealing with people at all levels of an organization.

Advanced time management skills. Have a meticulous and organized approach to work.

Identify and assess complex supervisory issues.

Manage complex issues in order to meet our goals.

Advanced knowledge of multiple systems and technologies.

Ability to learn new skills and technology quickly.

An awareness of current issues affecting the industry and its technologies.

Work independently and collaboratively.

Be a mentor and provide constructive feedback to less experienced staff.

Engage other stakeholders in collecting feedback and input to complete work activities.

This document indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. An employee’s responsibilities might differ from those outlined in the job description, and other duties, as assigned, are a part of the job. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reserves the right to modify the elements of this job description, as our needs require.

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.
  • A requirement of this position is that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.
  • 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.
  • 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

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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