Federal Reserve Bank

Federal Reserve Bank

  • Saint Louis, MO

  • $141,000-155,000 per year

  • Permanent

  • Full-time


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed’s most essential responsibilities include promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury’s financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit.


We, the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, are looking for you, an excellent Senior PHP Web Software Engineer.

A little about us: The Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is known as one of the top economic research institutions in the world. Providing access to data, educating the public, and partnering with data providers is an essential part of the mission of the Economic Research Division and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

A little about you: As a Senior PHP Web Software Engineer, you will you will report to our Software Engineering Manager and work in an agile team responsible for modernizing, developing, and maintaining our Research websites (e.g. FRED, ALFRED, Research homepage, FRASER, Federal Reserve History, Fed in Print).


  • Perform as lead developer by writing secure, production quality code using PHP, JavaScript, SQL and No SQL databases, Linux, Docker, and Apache in an open source, cloud native development environment.
  • Write automated tests such as unit, acceptance, and integration tests to ensure high quality code.
  • Advise management on technical direction and strategy based on expert level knowledge of web technologies and strong understanding of business vision and strategy.
  • Work with Architects to determine the best available technology and to design and implement AWS cloud native solutions according to industry best practices. Assist the development team in understanding the trade-offs in recommended solutions and guide the implementation following technical vision.
  • Lead resolution of technical issues by using troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Mentor fellow team members on technology and standards. Perform code review on peer’s code and advocate for best practices.
  • Deploy code to production servers using a CI/CD pipeline, Gitlab and AWS ECR.
  • Actively participate in an agile team ceremonies (sprint reviews, retrospectives, sprint planning, daily stand-ups) and planning events.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field or commensurate experience
  • 10 years’ experience with open-source web application development with a combination of the following:

+ Expert level knowledge of developing full stack, open-source applications using technologies such as Linux, Apache, PHP, SQL and No SQL databases, JavaScript, Node.js, REACT, ES6, and Docker.

+ Experience using Git or other source control for code management.

+ Knowledge of OWASP and other web security best practices.

+ Experience writing automated tests.

+ Experience with Amazon AWS cloud solutions.

+ Experience containerizing applications in production environments.

+ Object orientated design skills.

+ Knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms

+ Strong customer service skills, written/verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently with a team, critical thinking, and organizational skills.

+ Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability of aligning the technical vision to the business strategy, to implement solutions that meet the business and customer needs while balancing tradeoffs.

+ Technical certifications in area of expertise such as: AWS Associate or higher, Yellow Belt Software Security, etc.

  • Travel (5%)

Total Rewards

Bring your passion and expertise, and we’ll provide the opportunities to challenge you and propel your growth—along with many benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.

Salary: $141,000 – $155,000

In addition to great compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that all brought together in a flexible schedule where you can find balance:

  • Paid time off
  • Tuition & Training assistance/reimbursement
  • 401(k) match & Annuity/Pension fund
  • Top-notch health care benefits
  • Child and family care leave
  • Professional development opportunities
  • And more…

Ranked as the #2 Top Workplace in the St. Louis Region in 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees’ diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Information Technology

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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