Principal Application Developer

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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
This job is eligible for a hybrid schedule with some on-site work expected. The individual is excepted to reside in the 1st District unless you were given an exception.
This position is for a full-stack developer performing a wide range of activities in all phases of analysis, design, development, implementation, and support for critical, complex business applications. This includes performing design and development activities to migrate mission-critical functions from an on-prem environment to the AWS Cloud Platform, using established patterns and standards, and focusing on creating the continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to deliver applications to the Cloud Platform and on developing the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) components. This also includes collaborating with business areas to define requirements, supporting QA testing efforts, and providing support for applications in production. This may include coordinating design and development activities to meet project deliverables. This may also include performing build and deployment tasks and continuing to advance DevOps capabilities through additional automation. This individual can expect to work at the highest technical level in all phases of system analysis and development and be responsible for completing complex development assignments. This role requires a thorough understanding of cloud technology and experience with Amazon Web Services and CI/CD pipelines.
Job Summary:
This position is for a full-stack developer performing a wide range of activities in all phases of analysis, design, development, implementation, and support for critical, complex business applications. This includes performing design and development activities to migrate mission-critical functions from an on-prem environment to the AWS Cloud Platform, using established patterns and standards, and focusing on creating the continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to deliver applications to the Cloud Platform and on developing the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) components. This also includes collaborating with business areas to define requirements, supporting QA testing efforts, and providing support for applications in production. This may include coordinating design and development activities to meet project deliverables. This may also include performing build and deployment tasks and continuing to advance DevOps capabilities through additional automation. This individual can expect to work at the highest technical level in all phases of system analysis and development and be responsible for completing complex development assignments. This role requires a thorough understanding of cloud technology and experience with Amazon Web Services and CI/CD pipelines.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, and implement technical solutions to meet a wide array of critical business needs using the full stack of web technologies (presentation layer, service layer, database, etc.).
  • Collaborate with business areas gathering, analyzing, and documenting complex functional requirements.
  • Contribute to a strong team dynamic by sharing technical expertise and business knowledge with teammates.
  • Practice concepts that adhere to project management and software development standard methodologies.
  • Review and improve existing procedures and software/hardware implementations to reduce the risk and recurrence of technical problems.
  • Innovate and evaluate new technology solutions and functionalities to support future business needs.
  • Work on migrating applications from an on-premises location to the cloud service providers.
  • Develop, modify, extend code for building cloud infrastructure, and automate using CI/CD pipelines.
  • Partners with business and peers in the pursuit of solutions that achieve business goals through an agile software development methodology.
  • Investigate, debug, and resolve a wide variety of problems that occur with software applications.
  • Continually improve business acumen for the several businesses supported by the applications.
  • Review and improve existing processes and procedures to reduce the risk and recurrence of technical issues.
  • Provide technical direction to teammates and coordinate design and development tasks to meet deliverables.
  • Create, maintain and/or review application technical documentation.
  • Support QA testing activities by addressing questions and collaborating on documenting and prioritizing defects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of information technology experience directly related to architecture, design, and development of software solutions.
  • Strong technical skill in software engineering for Java EE /Cloud technologies and proficiency in Agile software development principles.
  • Extensive experience in the following technology - Java, JEE, Angular, Spring, JavaScript, CSS, Bootstrap, RESTful API, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Maven, Jenkins, SVN, GIT, Linux, AIX.
  • Proficiency in the development and deployment of highly distributed, fault-tolerant, and resilient Java applications.
  • Experience designing and building web environments on AWS, which includes working with services like EC2, RDS, Lambda, API Gateway and S3.
  • Hands on experience with cloud services including planning, development, migration, and integration of applications and Cloud services.
  • Proficiency in implementing cloud-native services in AWS cloud environments is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Docker and containerization.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, CloudFormation) is preferred.
  • Experience with the implementation of CI/CD pipelines using DevOps and automated testing.
  • Experience using continuous integration and security scanning tools (Gitlab, Jenkins, Maven, Fortify, Sonar, etc.).
  • Experience designing applications focusing on usability, security, and performance.
  • Strong database skills including the ability to design the data models.
  • Passion for technology and willingness to continuously embrace learning to meet the ever-changing technical landscape and business needs.
  • Strong communication skills to communicate complex business and technical concepts with technical and non-technical team members.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to analyze details while concurrently adopting a big picture view.
  • Certification in at least one applicable technology is desirable.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 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.
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.
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.
All applicants must have resided in the United States for at least three (3) years.
Full Time / Part Time
Full time
Regular / Temporary
Regular
Job Exempt (Yes / No)
Yes
Job Category
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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • TerraformLibraries
    • RsocketLibraries
    • RDSLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • NoSQLDatabases
    • aerospikeDatabases

Location

Centrally located next to Boston's South Station between the Financial District and the Boston Seaport neighborhood.

What are Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Perks + Benefits

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Benefits Overview

The Boston Fed has very comprehensive compensation and benefits offerings, allowing us to focus on work-life balance while supporting the Bank’s primary focus - Public Service That Makes a Difference®.

In addition to great healthcare, dental, prescription, and vision coverage, the Boston Fed offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP), health and dependent care flexible spending accounts. These benefits are available to employees, their qualified families, and domestic partners. The Boston Fed also has an onsite, state-of-the-art fitness facility, offers season flu shots, and wellness screenings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Boston Fed participates in local volunteer activities and provides each employee with two paid volunteer days.
Partners with nonprofits
Through the work of our Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) and other departments within the Boston Fed, we partner with local Non Profits as a way to give back to the communities where we live and work.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
We believe a hybrid remote/in-office arrangement is part of the future of work at the Boston Fed, which will ultimately offer more flexibility.
Remote work program
Remote work options include: • Office-based • Hybrid/scheduled • Hybrid/ad hoc • Primarily remote
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
The Boston Fed offers employees the chance to participate in employee resource groups (ERGs) and affinity groups with a specific interest. ERGs and affinity groups are a valuable component of the Bank
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We believe in the strength that comes from diverse perspectives, ideas, and approaches to solving important business problems. Our organization embraces diverse employees, constituents, and community
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston provides backup child care assistance, including tutoring, in-home childcare and virtual child care assistance.
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
The Bank provides up to $5,000 in reimbursement associated with the cost of adopting a child.
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
The Fed Society plans family oriented events a few times throughout the year.
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time up to 16 hours a year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Wage Works, including a $90 subsidy toward your transit monthly passes.
Company-sponsored outings
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
The Bank offers a free on-site fitness center, including classes and open 24 hours a day.
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
The Boston Fed offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At a time when many organizations no longer offer a traditional pension plan, the Federal Reserve’s Retirement Plan is recognized for the value it provides in helping secure employees’ financial future during their retirement years. Fed employees are automatically enrolled in our pension plan.

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