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Are you a technology expert with interest and experience in financial services policy who is looking for a phenomenal new opportunity? The Financial Institution Supervision and Credit Group (FISC) has an immediate opportunity for a Fintech Policy Advisor.


FISC is responsible for the supervision and regulation of various types of banks and financial institutions in the Western U.S., ranging from some of the biggest institutions in the country, to community banks, to certain fintech firms and similar entities.


Position Overview:

As a Fintech Policy Advisor, you will engage in market intelligence, industry engagement and thought leadership activities to better understand and influence how technology innovations are impacting financial services. Additionally, you will partner with examiners and analysts to help supervise fintech related activities of banks and other firms supervised by the SF Fed.

You would work closely with the Fintech Officer to analyze and develop potential policy and regulatory approaches to the fintech industry and other digital innovations in financial services. This position will also take a leading role in preparing reports, speeches, and presentations to Federal Reserve leadership, colleagues and external parties identifying and explaining opportunities and risks in fintech policy. You will participate in or lead special projects to identify, prioritize, and explore potential innovations in the banking and regulatory sectors. Specific focus areas for this role would include cloud, mobile, big data and API-related technologies and the related cybersecurity, privacy and other supervisory or policy questions around the use of such methods in financial services.


Highlights of Responsibility:

  • You would serve as FISC’s Fintech policy subject matter expert on technology-related matters with responsibility for related regulatory and policy analysis and development.
  • Lead the drafting and regular scheduled production of external and internal reports on fintech policy, industry developments and other related matters
  • Prepare speeches and presentations on fintech policy, industry developments and related matters related to technology for SF Fed leaders and colleagues.
  • Actively monitor market, regulatory, legislative and policy developments in the U.S. and abroad via publicly-available resources and self-directed research.
  • Represent the bank in fintech related matters involving financial institutions, trade associations, domestic and foreign regulators, and similar groups.
  • Consult with FISC examiners and analysts on supervisory matters involving SF Fed supervised firms engaged in fintech activities or the use of certain advanced technologies.


Qualifications:

  • An applicant for employment must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold a permanent resident/green card with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a technology related field is required, and an advance degree or equivalent experience in a business or policy field is a plus.
  • A proven understanding of technology concepts in fintech, regtech, suptech and central banking technology including cloud, APIs, machine learning, data and analytics, mobile and digital ledger technology.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively across a matrixed organization.
  • Demonstrates strong familiarity and facility with regulatory and public policy matters in the financial services sectors, especially in banking matters (safety and soundness, consumer protection and payment systems).
  • Strong industry research skills and demonstrated Intellectual curiosity, with a thoughtful approach.
  • 5 + years work experience in the technology or finance industries; or in relevant public policy and research roles with a government agency or think-tank.
  • Relationship approach:
  • Builds strong internal and external networks; explicitly seeks to understand and support the objectives of colleagues; able to build bridges where none previously existed; supports others to push back boundaries; and listens actively.


Distinctive Advantages of Working for the Federal Reserve Bank:


Opportunities for growth keep accelerating our teams’ insight and appetite for career development. There is an intriguing focus on how to get more efficient and do bigger things. Working here is definitely a chance to be a part of something special.


We offer all the important stuff competitive salaries, benefits package that includes: medical, dental, and vision; a fitness center and many more.


The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our people proudly reflect the diversity and the ideas of the community we serve.


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