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Federal Reserve Bank FedNow Senior Software Quality Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts


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

Position Contributions- * *

This position is responsible for identifying and analyzing the quality engineering & continuous testing needs related to technology solutions to complex business problems. This position will also serve as a liaison between the product owners, the business community, and application developers. This position will establish and implement all quality engineering processes and tools, including test methodologies, test strategies, test design techniques, automation scripts, and automated tools to ensure that exhaustive testing is conducted for complex custom and vendor supplied software systems.

What will be expected of you- * * * Design and establish quality measures, standards, and tools for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles. * Function as a liaison or act as Quality coach between the Quality Engineering and Agile Teams/Delivery teams to assist engineers with the development of software to ensure that design specifications are satisfied from a user perspective. * Assist with the quality implementation and support of multiple applications from both the user and technical perspective. * Assist with the coordination of cross-functional and cross platform test strategies for upstream and downstream integration. * Review and edit files using a software editing tool to aid in testing scenarios as well as assist business lines with schema validation/format/inbound/outbound testing. * Assist in formal and informal reviews throughout the software development life cycle. * Develop and communicate technical policies, procedures, and strategies, and clearly articulate complex situations to both technical and non-technical personnel. * Lead quality engineering testing efforts related to cloud testing strategy and efforts * Ensure that testing activities assess application`s ability to meet business requirements, systems goals, end-user requirements, performance requirements, and security requirement. * Design and develop appropriate test plans, test cases, and story/feature test data to test complex problems or to address specific user requirements. * Develop feature based testing roadmap schedule, identify testing & development dependencies and collaborate with business integration and product owners for thorough coverage of e2e testing and sign-off * Design and develop sprint regression testing methodologies, scenarios, risk based testing strategies and automation suite. * Design and implement defect prevention techniques & tracking processes and appropriate metrics to ensure that all software meets quality standards. * Collaborate with application development personnel and business personnel to plan all phases of application testing including, unit, integration, system, regression, load, performance, security, contingency, and user acceptance testing. * Provide weekend and/or evening testing support for applications in rotation with other members of the department, as needed. * Recommend policies, standards, and procedures for continuous improvement & continuous testing of the Quality Engineering role within the FRS. * Provide Subject Matter Expertise to user communities on quality engineering tools and techniques. * Perform other duties as assigned.

Expertise you will bring- * * * Expert knowledge of software development life cycle, quality engineering, agile testing best practices and methodologies. * Proven data analysis, data verification, and problem-solving abilities. * Substantial exposure to project-based work structures and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and in a virtual setting. * Ability to be quickly become proficient with new software applications & payment systems. * Collaborate with developers in reviewing unit test and integration results for coverage analysis * Design & develop pipeline as a code for Continuous testing pipeline to integrate automation scripts into CI/CD pipeline. * Experience of BDD implementation, tagging strategy and pipeline integration * Experience in performance testing tools like performance center & JMeter * Strong knowledge of RDS and NoSQL databases, writing queries, stored procedures and scripts * Experience in programming using Python or Java or other languages * Experience with API development, service virtualization, and mock testing * Experience with Kafka, MQ message queues based automation and cloud testing skills. * Drive automation efficiencies and coverage effectiveness using different tools and techniques * Review the development code to build effective automation suite to cover technical and business integration automation coverage * Excellent communications, organizational, presentation, interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to cultivate positive working relationships with business and technical staff from all levels within the Federal Reserve System. * Working knowledge of UNIX, SQL and software editing tools * Strong communication skills and ability to produce clear, concise and detailed documentation * Capture quality data and metrics to provide insights and conclusions * Bachelors or higher qualification in Computer science, Information Systems or equivalent is preferred. * SAFE or Agile certification, Cloud or DevOps certification is a plus

Logistics & Requirements- * * * Ability to work in an office environment and to travel to all District offices as needed. * Ability to perform office duties such as using a computer keyboard. * Work involves sitting most of the time but may involve going to other offices and meeting rooms. * Ability to work in demanding situations and handle multiple priorities * Minor lifting and carrying (less than 5 pounds).

/The Federal Reserve System is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.// /

/All employees assigned to this position 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 and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills 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. /

/For this job, any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a two-phase security screening. The first phase consists of the satisfactory completion of a physical examination (including a drug screening), reference checks, and a security investigation consisting of credit and criminal history checks. // /

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

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/All applicants must have resided in the United States for at least three (3) years/

Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Title: FedNow Senior Software Quality Engineer

Location: MA-Boston

Requisition ID: 265828

Other Locations: VA-Richmond