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Consumer Watchdog Agency Needs More Skilled Technologists

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking for specialists who can help the agency develop technology-based strategies and platforms for agency-wide investigative and policymaking efforts.

CFPB Chief Technologist Erie Meyer wrote in a blog post that the hiring initiative is an expansion of a pilot program that sought to incorporate technical expertise into its supervision and enforcement groups.

The bureau is seeking candidates skilled or experienced in data science and strategy, software engineering, product management and design and user experience.

Meyer observed many companies investing in new payment systems and financial algorithms that she believes could transform how a pre-existing product or service works.

“Technology-based positions will play a key role in helping us understand and regulate the constantly evolving financial marketplace,” she said.

The CFPB plans to appoint technologists for a term of two to four years.

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