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Federal Reserve Bank Senior Manager Automation and QA Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

FedNow Senior Manager QA Automation/ Automation Solutions Architect


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 directing the SDET engineers by developing technical capabilities and solutions, and strategies that focus on ensuring framework development, DevOps continuous testing standards, CT pipeline capabilities, CT cloud infra, dashboards, and improving efficiency and effectiveness through the use of leading-edge solutions

What will be expected of you-

/Solution and Design//:/ Provide leadership to a SDET and test engineering staff responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of high quality automation software. Responsible for building a scalable, reusable, modular and efficient automation/performance frameworks supporting technology stack. Collaborate with engineering teams in agile to drive shift left culture and support automation solutions and resolve impediments. Conduct workshops on delivery of the new automation features and adaption.

/Strategic Agility:// /Provide insight and strategic direction for the SDET & quality engineering team ensuring the automation practices that support the delivery of high quality software are as effective and efficient as possible. Conduct short and long range planning including resource forecasting and project planning activities. Evaluate and implement process improvements, including automated tooling, to strategically implement more modern testing disciplines. This includes automating both functional, performance and security based scripts as testing gets moved to the left in the software development lifecycle.

/Talent Management:// /Assess performance and provide developmental opportunities for staff. Create an environment for open communication and inclusion; provide ongoing coaching to enhance automation and technology skills and encourage staff to develop leadership competencies.

Expertise you will bring-

12 years of experience in automation architecture, framework solution development and DevOps.

Bachelor's or higher in computer science, information systems, or equivalent technical disciplines

8 years of experience in leading technical quality engineering resources

8 years of hands on experience in developing and implementation of automation/performance frameworks

Experience building frameworks supporting Kafka, API’s and Cloud technologies

Experience supporting scalable, modular and reusable automation strategies with Java or Python language

Knowledge and experience working with CI/CD model in micro-services architectures

Familiar with Architectural design patterns and microservices.

Experience building API’s, competency with XML constructs &schemas, and real-time dashboards

Strong knowledge of Relational and NoSQL database working experience, writing queries, stored procedures and scripts.

Experience of working cloud technologies like AWS and experience of testing micro-services, containers, and docker is a plus.

Experience in performance testing tools like Performance center & JMeter

Experience of BDD and feature driven testing approach for functional and non-functional requirements.

Operational excellence in providing services and deliverables, meeting commitments, and attaining compelling business results

Well-developed facilitative leadership abilities and demonstrated ability to direct teams to achieve common goals.

Excellent communication, organizational, presentation, and negotiation skills with the ability to cultivate effective working relationships with business and technical staff at all levels

/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./

Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Title: Senior Manager Automation and QA Engineering

Location: MA-Boston

Requisition ID: 268644