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.

AccessTimeIconJul 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.

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