Boston Fed Wants to Hire a Digital Currency Engineer

The one-year position will work on the Applied Fintech Research team's digital currency experiments.

Jul 23, 2020 at 2:42 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:34 a.m. UTC

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is looking to hire a digital currency software engineer.

  • This “lead engineer” will play a key role in the digital currency experiments being spearheaded by the regional central bank branch’s Applied FinTech Research team, according to a job description posted June 10.
  • Along with “developing digital currency software,” the one-year hire will audit code, address bottlenecks and manage tech specs inside and outside the fintech-focused team.
  • Robert Bench, a Boston Fed payments official and director of the Applied FinTech Research team, said during a recent CBDC event hosted by The Block that the U.S. “better be ready” to issue a digital dollar in the future - though he cautioned that such a decision would ultimately be Washington’s to make.

See the job posting below:

The Festival for the Decentralized World
Thursday - Sunday, June 9-12, 2022
Austin, Texas
Save a Seat Now

DISCLOSURE

Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Trending

1
CoinDesk - Unknown
GameStop Unveils Crypto and NFT Wallet, Shares Jump 3%

A beta version of the self-custodial Ethereum wallet is available to download now from GameStop's website.

A beta version of the self-custodial Ethereum wallet is available to download now from GameStop's website.

CoinDesk - Unknown
2
CoinDesk - Unknown
Japanese Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Trust to Establish Digital Asset Custodian: Report

The bank's pivot to digital assets comes alongside a global banking shift toward cryptocurrencies.

The bank's pivot to digital assets comes alongside a global banking shift toward cryptocurrencies.

CoinDesk - Unknown
3
CoinDesk - Unknown
BNP Paribas Joins JPM's Blockchain Network Onyx for Fixed Income Trading: Report

The French bank will use the Onyx network for short-term fixed income trading.

The French bank will use the Onyx network for short-term fixed income trading.

CoinDesk - Unknown
4
CoinDesk - Unknown
Crypto Valley Venture Capital Launches African Blockchain Early-Stage Fund

The venture capital investor published a report which found funding for African blockchain startups far outpaced investment in other venture funding.

The venture capital investor published a report which found funding for African blockchain startups far outpaced investment in other venture funding.

CoinDesk - Unknown