Information and technology are critical to the work of the Board. In fact, the Board is among the most innovative government agencies in the use of technologies, including electronic commerce, high-speed networking, and the latest development tools for web and client/server applications.
The Board employs modern management techniques that emphasize partnership between the divisions and information technology staff in developing information systems. The technologies used at the Board include JAVA, .NET, C++, WebSphere, SharePoint, Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, HTML, XML, and advanced IBM mainframe databases and languages. The Board seeks motivated individuals to help support a leading-edge computing environment for one of the finest staffs in the country. The following technical positions are available to individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A relocation bonus will be awarded to eligible candidates who transfer to the area.
Communications Analysts/Network Engineers are responsible for designing, installing, maintaining, and enhancing local- and wide-area network infrastructures and services. Staff in these positions diagnose and resolve computer hardware and software problems, apply corrective and preventative maintenance, upgrade hardware and software components, monitor and evaluate performance and capacity, assist clients with application testing and problem resolution, and analyze technological developments and recommend changes to improve the computing environment.
Computer Applications Programmers/Analysts develop and implement applications for the web, client/server, or mainframe platforms. Programmers/Analysts interface with clients to develop system requirements, design databases, code application interfaces, integrate security controls, test for quality assurance, and implement applications.
The Board hires candidates with backgrounds in accounting, finance, and economic theories and a good understanding of data processing to work as Financial Systems Analysts. Individuals in these positions are responsible for analyzing Federal Reserve System economic, financial, and structure data. Analysts may develop requirements for automated collection and analysis tools.
Information Systems Analysts are responsible for supporting distributed processing systems, including workstations and servers. Analysts also provide technical support to clients, administer shared databases, analyze information system requirements, investigate alternative technologies, and recommend appropriate solutions. Some analysts may develop scripts or small applications.
Quality Assurance (QA) Analysts work closely with the other QA Analysts, business clients, and IT professionals during all phases of system development and deployment. The QA Analysts help ensure that documented processes and procedures are followed and that appropriate artifacts are maintained. The QA Analysts work with clients to develop detailed system requirement specification documents, devise testing, document test plans/scripts, perform system testing, support user acceptance testing, and help prepare security documentation. The QA Analysts may track issues and their resolutions, perform certain help desk functions, review logs, and manage computer accounts.
The Technology Analyst is responsible for the design, implementation, support, and maintenance of automation tools, programs, and database systems essential to carrying out the responsibilities of the research communities at the Board. Strong technical skills as well as knowledge of economics and finance are important tools for a Technology Analyst in solving problems and in developing new procedures.