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Learn about opportunities for technologists at the CFPB

Use your technical expertise to help detect and prevent unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices in financial markets.

Our mission demands smart, usable and reliable technology and technologists. The CFPB offers two tracks (an ‘Investigation and Supervision’ track and a ‘Technology and Innovation’ track) for skilled technologists who are passionate about using their skills to ensure consumer financial services are fair, transparent, and competitive. We regularly seek technical experts to join our team.

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Investigation and Supervision

New and emerging technologies are changing how preexisting products and services work or creating entirely new ones. Technologists in this focus area work alongside attorneys and economists to hold companies accountable for financial wrongdoing and ensure the marketplace is fair for all Americans. Technologists will use their technical expertise to inform investigations and supervise financial institutions to ensure the federal government can keep pace with the private sector. We are looking for skilled technologists who are interested in using their specialized expertise to further the following work:

  • Data science and strategy - examine large datasets using scripting languages and computational languages (e.g. Python, R, SQL) to investigate allegations that financial institutions have broken the law.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning – use logistic and linear regression models or natural language processing (NLP) to detect, anticipate and prevent potential consumer harm or anticompetitive conduct.
  • Front-end, back-end, and full-stack engineering - develop and support new technical strategies that could help effectively protect consumers. This could include API design and development, furthering open-source policies, while prioritizing maintainability and software reusability in all product development. Programming languages, e.g., Python, SQL, R, Java, JS, Go, Scala, C, C++, Julia, or MatLab.
  • Research or product management - monitor markets and develop environmental analyses to understand and summarize economic, social, and financial product research on issues affecting consumers’ everyday decision-making. Use agile or lean expertise to align cross-functional teams around a common vision or strategy and user needs.
  • Product design & user experience - help the CFPB understand how certain UX techniques can be harmful to consumers. Apply human-centered design techniques to policy findings and advocate for consumer needs.

Technology and Innovation

Technologists and leaders in this area design and manage the technical infrastructure of a vital government agency, build digital products, protect critical IT assets, and serve millions of Americans. Technologists work in cross-functional agile delivery teams to create innovative products and services. Leaders inspire and motivate team members to manage our resources efficiently and to deliver the Bureau’s important mission. Opportunities are available for technologists with any of the following expertise:

  • Data science, engineering, architecture, and operations
  • Data business intelligence and digital analysis
  • IT procurement, budget, and asset management
  • Product management
  • Product design & user experience
  • Cybersecurity, zero trust architecture, and identity management
  • Privacy

What we’re looking for

We want people who are excited about building technology and embrace the CFPB's mission. We want people who can thrive in both structured and ambiguous environments, who love working with their colleagues to sort out hard as well as soft problems, and who are eager to help the government keep pace with the private sector.

We are committed to building a team that reflects the communities we serve and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, minorities, people with disabilities, system-impacted people, veterans, and people of all ages to apply.

Current openings

The CFPB empowers consumers to live better financial lives and ensures America’s financial institutions follow the law. A mission like this demands smart, usable and reliable technology and technologists. We need your help holding companies and individuals accountable.

The following positions are currently accepting applications. Please review the postings carefully and apply to any position of interest. You are encouraged to apply to multiple positions if you feel you qualify. For more information about the qualifications for each position, please refer to the links below.

  • Supervisory IT Specialist (DATAMGT), Data Operations Lead – closed August 5, 2022.

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