Sr Product Manager

  • Full Time
  • CA-San Francisco
  • Senior Level

Website Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

As part of the Federal Reserve’s mission to promote accessible, safe, and efficient systems to facilitate dollar transactions, the Federal Reserve System seeks a product manager to perform central bank digital currency research and development. 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.

This position is a unique opportunity to be part of a team on the leading edge of technology research and development in central bank digital currency. You’ll join a world-class team in a dynamic environment that has the feel of a start-up. As a Sr. Product Manager, you will identify, define, and create potential solutions for our researchers.

The Product Manager will forward the Federal Reserve System’s efforts to develop, manage, and test research software to further its understandings of central bank digital currency. The Product Manager will work closely with engineering, operations, policy, and design to ensure that the Federal Reserve is well-positioned to research, design, develop, and implement technology to support a CBDC as may be required by the Board of Governors.

If you are exceptionally motivated and passionate about the work you do, then we welcome you to join us.

We empower our people to balance their life and work responsibilities. That’s why we offer a flexible hybrid work model that allows you to collaborate with office colleagues on some days, and work from home on others. In practice, this means that we are in the office 2-3 days per week on average but keep these days flexible and recognize that unforeseen events may require more time to work from home in certain weeks.



Own product development for the System effort for hypothetical CBDC research.
Strategically direct the evolution of this research based on input from engineering, operations, design, and policy.
Integrate emerging engineering, design, and policy research into a product roadmap.
Manage priorities between engineering, operations, policy, and design to ensure a successful execution of the product.
Define and track metrics to guide product development and the progress of team and stakeholder efforts towards established goals.
Align teams on a shared vision and steer execution to that vision.

Bachelor’s degree with concentration in computer science, management information systems or comparable technical discipline, or an equivalent experience.
6+ years of product management experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver successful product, preferably in the digital currency space.
Demonstrated understanding of techniques and methods of product delivery.
Technical experience with analytical tools, methodologies, and design.
Exception interpersonal communication, relationship management, and organizational skills.
Deep analytical, prioritization, and problem-solving skills.
Previous experience working in software product management.
Demonstrated passion for digital currency, financial markets, and the public mission of the Federal Reserve System.
Experience working on open-source software a plus.
Must be a U.S Citizen
Base Salary Range: Min: $134,900 – Mid: $175,100 – Max: $215,400(Location: San Francisco)
Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with market data.


All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation from the Bank’s vaccination policy; the Bank will provide accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


At the SF Fed, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve. The SF Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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