261034 Requisition #

ISO 20022 Payments Specialist - Assistant Vice President



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 –

The ISO SME will be the resident ISO 20022 subject matter expert within the FedNow organization. The ISO SME will collaborate with product teams to write FedNow message specifications and ensure the industry is correctly interpreting the published specifications to ensure industry readiness. The SME will provide onboarding assistance and training. 


 What will be expected of you –  
  • Resident ISO 20022 subject matter expert

  • Guide the product teams in writing message specifications and ensure consistency across different product workflows

  • Ensure banks, vendors, and aggregators are correctly interpreting published specifications, provide onboarding assistance, and facilitate industry readiness via various training engagements


Expertise you would bring –

  • Banking and payments experience, especially knowledge of ACH, FEDWIRE or CHIPS payments processing and formats, and clearing and settlement is strongly preferred

  • Strong knowledge of ISO 20022 Payments format

  • Proven track record of industry relations and prior experience preferred

  • Ability to effectively work remotely and across teams


  It’s added value if you have –
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to quickly gather, analyze and synthesize information

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to express ideas in a clear, concise and compelling manner and tailor communications for different audiences

  • Detail-oriented and capable self-starter with the ability to explore innovative ways to perform tasks in an efficient and timely manner as an individual and in a team environment

  • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills including the ability to influence and build consensus across teams; demonstrated experience delivering successful outcomes on projects involving multiple stakeholders with differing / diverging interests highly desired

  • Ability to work independently in a remote team environment and to proactively identify product opportunities that arise related to business trends and market developments

  • Strong project management skills to include organization, planning, and execution with the ability to manage various tasks simultaneously and work under tight deadlines with conflicting priorities, while providing high quality products


Logistics & Requirements –

  • May include remote working arrangements and some required travel, which will vary during project plans



The Federal Reserve System 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.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time. 


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, citizenship status verification, and personal interviews with the candidate, references, and prior employers.



All candidates must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent resident aliens with at least three or more years of U.S. residency from the date of legal entry to the U.S.



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