FedNow Manager, Technical Quality Engineering

Information Technology
266680 Requisition #





This is not a people manager role. It is a technical hands-on role, performing automation code reviews and guiding the team on automation goals across multiple (5) agile delivery teams

This highly technical role requires the ability to code in Java.


The Federal Reserve is developing a new interbank 24x7x365 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service with integrated clearing functionality, called the FedNow service. This service will help enable financial institutions provide their customers with the ability to send and receive payments any time, any day, and have full access to those funds within seconds. This position is a unique opportunity to be part of a new mission-critical Federal Reserve initiative that will be transformative to the payments landscape in the United States.


Position Contributions-


This position is responsible for providing leadership, direction and expertise to a quality engineering team with responsibility for all aspects of quality engineering in agile delivery model in implementing standards, efficiencies, LEAN techniques, cloud testing, performance testing, security testing and test data management strategies. You will have an opportunity to work with highly skilled, ambitious, result-oriented professionals and use wide range of technologies to drive innovation and reduce the “time to market” without compromising quality, by leveraging automation and innovation.


What will be expected of you-


Develop, communicate, and implement quality strategy, test design techniques, cross-functional test strategies, technical standards and quality objectives in agile, DevOps and cloud testing.

Advocate for quality, ensuring the agile team implements and follow best practices to prevent defects.

Spearhead integration of QA processes, governance, ensure sufficient quality and coverage of testing into all stages of platform development to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Coordinate with product team, NIT team, Tech Operations, business integration team on NFR’s for platform level performance, end-to-end testing and security testing strategy.

Develop & collaborate with data engineering team, business integration team and test engineering team on feature data coverage sets to support manual and automation efforts.

Advice agile teams, integration teams and infrastructure teams on matters of process, quality, metrics and procedures related to testing.

Coordinate with scrum teams to continue refine processes, implement best practices, monitor quality metrics and work on improvements throughout sprint & release cycle.

Develop communication plan & clearly articulate complex situations to both technical and non-technical personnel.

Mentor test engineering teams on building reusable utilities or libraries.

Our Tech Stack is Java 11, SpringBoot, Rest, Terraform, NoSQL, and GitLab on an AWS backend.

Management of quality engineers and ensuring retention of top talent.

Goal setting, monitoring the progress and providing constructive feedback to the direct reports

Support, mentor, and professional development of quality engineering team.

Perform manual, exploratory and automation scripts development efforts

Perform other duties as assigned.


Expertise you will bring-


8+ year experience in software quality testing practices, automation, performance and data quality testing with solid, demonstrable understanding of software development and testing practices in agile.

6+ years of experience in leading testing practices in Agile.

5+ years of leadership experience, coach/mentor agile delivery teams on quality principles

5+ years of hands on experience in developing automation frameworks in Java or other languages.

Strong knowledge of Relational and NoSQL database working experience, writing queries, stored procedures and scripts.

Experience of BDD and feature driven testing approach.

Experience of distributed source control systems such as Git.

Experience working with machine learning models

Experience working with REST services and understanding of SOA architecture.

Experience of working cloud technologies like AWS and experience of testing micro-services, containers, and docker is a plus.

Experience in building performance test strategy, planning, using testing tools and analysis of metrics.

Experience in performance testing tools like Performance center & JMeter

Experience in developing exploratory testing techniques, creating and analyzing defect reports and root-cause analysis.

Experience of creating and maintaining test harnesses, stubs and mock interfaces

Experience working in DevOps culture, tools and cloud infrastructure

Excellent communication, organizational, presentation, and negotiation skills with the ability to cultivate effective working relationships with business and technical staff at all levels

Highly developed critical thinking, including strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making capabilities

Ability to set priorities and readily adapt to changing priorities; commitment and flexibility to ensure critical deadlines are met


Bachelor's or higher qualification in computer science, information systems or another technical course of study is required.


SAFE or Agile certification, Cloud or DevOps certification is a plus

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