Fed Reserve of SF Seeks CBDC Developer: Digital Currency Progress Begins
• The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is looking for an experienced CBDC developer under a job opening titled “Senior Application Architect – Digital Currency”.
• Those interested in applying for the position with the bank could pocket a salary of up to $215,400 per year.
• Candidates must have knowledge of and experience with distributed systems design, cryptographic protocols such as zero-knowledge proofs, as well as consensus algorithms and security.
San Francisco’s Move to Hire CBDC Developer
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is looking for an experienced CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) developer under a job opening titled “Senior Application Architect – Digital Currency”. The selected candidate will be part of a team on the leading edge of technology research and development in central bank digital currency, responsible for designing and implementing systems critical to the CBDC research. Those interested in applying for the position with the bank could pocket a salary of up to $215,400 per year.
Candidates are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree with a focus on computer science, management information systems or comparable technical discipline, or an equivalent set of education and experience. They must also demonstrate a track record of designing and maintaining digital payments, crypto and/or CBDCs. In addition to hands-on experience in programming, candidates must have knowledge of and experience with distributed systems design, cryptographic protocols such as zero-knowledge proofs, as well as consensus algorithms and security according to the job ad.
The Senior Application Architect engages directly with management, other developers on the team, development operations teams, and vendors to ensure that the Federal Reserve is well-positioned to design, develop, and implement technology to support a CBDC as may be required by the Board of Governors. Other responsibilities include performing central bank digital currency research & development; exploring cost & benefits related technologies; understanding emerging fields; designing & maintaining critical systems; leveraging hands-on programming skills; & utilizing knowledge regarding distributed systems design & cryptographic protocols like zero-knowledge proofs.
Progress Signaled By The Move
Joining the growing ranks of public actors across the world who wish to jump on the central bank digital currency (CBDC) wagon, this move by The Federal Reserve Bank signals progress towards digital currencies being adopted worldwide. More job offers in this space could soon be published due to efforts underway by The San Francisco Fed team forming around it.
This move shows that there is increased interest from public entities when it comes to exploring Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). It reflects progress made towards adoption at international levels while also providing opportunities for those interested in joining this field through new jobs created by these initiatives.