Software Engineer

Information Technology
267171 Requisition #

Are you passionate about building amazing software? Join our team and help build the platforms to be the new foundation of the Federal Reserve Chicago. As an Application Developer, you will contribute to our transition to becoming a Cloud-enabled organization, working side by side with partners and senior development staff to create and support numerous business-inspired functions. You will work with engineering staff to ensure delivery of features and capabilities using Agile methodologies. If you rarely settle for the status quo, and excel in a collaborative and inclusive culture, read on.

Job Summary

You will manage the development and maintenance of applications throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written and ensure documentation is complete. Work on most phases of application systems analysis and programming activities.


  • Develop high-quality code that has minimal interruption to the production environment and help meets project deadlines
  • Document and contribute to solution designs in a team setting and finds feedback from the team during design sessions
  • Produce technical documentation that thoroughly depicts the software design and codebase
  • Maintain thoughtful understanding of business processes and need to provide accurate solutions
  • Grow and enhance high-quality software code following established organizational standards and development guidelines

Your Background

  • BS, in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent).
  • 2 + years of experience in software design and web development
  • Experience with AWS and cloud based architectures including S3, Lambda, Python, API Gateway
  • Experience with DevOps, build automation, CI/CD, and code repository tools (i.e. GitLab, Jenkins, Git, AZDO)
  • Familiarity with SQL, database object creation, and stored procedures
  • Experience with front end SPA applications, or back end API development is a plus
  • Experience with Agile software development methodology Demonstrate continuous software development capabilities

What we offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package include medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, 401k savings plan, retirement plan, paid time off, transit benefit, onsite gym and subsidized cafeteria
  • A continuous learning environment with opportunities to gain new skills and grow your career


  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Bank’s ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics official if necessary.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. 

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