Reports said that the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is looking for a software engineer to help develop and implement systems related to a central bank digital currency (CBDC).
It has been reported that on Feb. 18, the San Francisco Fed posted a job opening for a “senior application developer - digital currency.” The candidate is expected to aid the Federal Reserve in designing and implementing systems critical to CBDC research.
The Fed’s post read:
“Given the dollar’s important role, Federal Reserve System seeks to further understand the cost and benefits of the potential technologies for central bank digital currencies, and how the system better understand this emerging field.”
However, key responsibilities include developing systems related to CBDCs, identifying improvements and mitigating risks, to name a few. The job location is in San Francisco, California, with a base salary ranging from $110,300 to $176,300.
The report said that 45 applicants have shown interest in joining the federal government to build an in-house CBDC.
The job posting stated:
“The software engineer engages directly with management, other developers on the team, development operations teams, and vendors to ensure the Federal Reserve is well-positioned to design, develop, and implement technology to support a CBDC as may be required by the Board of Governors.”
Likewise, as major economies across the world test CBDCs, India onboarded 50,000 users and 5,000 merchants to test out its recently launched digital rupee CBDC.
Rabi Sankar, the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, stressed that the government plans to proceed with CBDC testing in the smoothest way possible.
“We want the process to happen, but we want the process to happen gradually and slowly. We are in no hurry to make something happen so quickly.”
Thus, India’s CBDC project is currently active across five cities, with nine more cities potentially gradually joining the pilot soon.