A call for applications from technical experts to support the agency’s work in consumer financial protection supervision and policymaking was issued this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
In a blog post Thursday, the bureau said it was expanding upon the work of a pilot program launched this February that embedded those having technical expertise within the agency’s supervision and enforcement teams. That pilot, it said, will now expand to include designers, product management experts, engineers, and others.
In particular, the bureau indicated it is looking for tech experts who can help it understand and regulate ongoing changes in how companies use technology to administer consumer financial services. These experts, it said, will help the bureau deter “dark” patterns designed to take advantage of people, “untangle” unfair product decisions, and hold firms to account when systems deficiencies harm consumers and violate the law.
Applications are sought from technologists experienced in any of four areas: data science and strategy; software engineering; product management; and design and user experience (UX). Current openings the agency is trying to fill will close July 27, according to current information on the agency’s website.
Those selected will be appointed to two-year term appointments with the opportunity to extend up to a total of four years, the bureau said.