The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is the latest federal government agency to formally launch a technology fellows program aimed at creating "innovative products that will redefine how work gets done in consumer financial protection."
The two-year Design+Technology Fellows program will immerse designers and developers into divisions within CFPB where they will assess priorities and technology needs and then work onsite or remotely to help build "mission-specific technology solutions."
Available positions include front and back-end web developers and graphics and user experience designers.
"What it’s not? A program with dusty cubicles, stale ideas, tired ways of thinking, or roadblocks to creativity," writes CFPB Chief Information Officer Chris Willey on the agency's blog. "We want designers and developers who are looking for the promise and exhilaration of a start-up with the ability to influence and directly impact consumers’ lives."
The White House and Department of Health and Human Services recently announced innovation fellowship programs of their own that will begin later this year.