The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Area: Technology Services Title: Application Architect Senior Associate Education: New York University
Why the Fed?
I was looking for a job where innovation would be valued and where I would be able to further develop professionally. I found a great fit in the Advanced Technology Center, a small group within the Bank's IT department. Not only was the job interesting, but the benefits package was great. I was especially attracted by the Tuition Assistance Program the Fed offers to employees wanting to pursue further education.
My responsibilities include identifying and introducing new technologies to the Bank. I develop pilot projects and prototypes using new technologies that promise to become valuable for various applications. Some of the prototypes Ive worked on revolved around real-time data visualization, formal XML extensions, and mobile applications.
Challenges and Rewards of My Job
I am frequently called upon to quickly become proficient in unfamiliar technologies, and then to transfer that knowledge to other developers. I enjoy these challenges and I am rewarded with the opportunity to constantly learn new things and work on interesting projects.
How Is the Fed Unique?
Despite being large and geographically distributed, the Fed is a well-connected community. Employees know each other and work closely together across departments and districts.