The TechEdge program provides a pathway for entry-level talent to start their technical careers. It incorporates a startup environment within a stable corporate setting that involves employees’ immersion into a nine-month comprehensive development experience; during which the employee rotates through several functional areas within Information Technology while contributing toward the construction and/or delivery of impactful and meaningful solutions. Read TechEdge FAQs.
The length of the program is nine months. During this period employees complete Bank orientation, rotate through four or five technical teams across various functional areas, and are immersed in a comprehensive technical and professional development experience. Rotations typically last 4-12 weeks based on the learning objectives for the functional area. Rotations are generally aligned with participant’s strengths and interests, and provide opportunities to engage in meaningful and effective solutions in the following areas:
- Software Development
- Development Operations
- Software Quality Assurance
- Information Security
- Business Intelligence
- Middleware Operations
- Database Administration
- IT Audit
- Project Management
- Business Analysis
There are two ways to apply:
- Visit your school’s career services website.
- Send your resume and cover letter to Kansas City Fed at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you additional information about how to apply.
To find out if we recruit at your school, view our Career Fair Schedule.
More about the TechEdge Program
What is the length of program?
The length of the program is nine months. During this period employees rotate through four or five technical teams across various functional areas where they are immersed in a comprehensive development experience.
What is the length of rotations?
Rotations typically last four to 12 weeks based on the learning objectives for the functional area.
What happens after the completion of the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, employees are transitioned to a team where they continue to apply technical and professional skills toward the delivery of meaningful and impactful solutions.
What would be the qualifications of an ideal candidate?
- Bachelor's degree required, specialty in an information technology or engineering field preferred.
- Familiarity with software development methodologies, standards, and frameworks.
- Strong organizational, project management, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
- Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment
The TechEdge Experience
Why the Fed?Find out what employees have to say about their experiences in our TechEdge program:
Here's what employees have to say about their experiences in our TechEdge program:
"I have learned more in two weeks than I did in two years in school. Understanding the business side and how it works rather than just coding has been a great experience for me."
- Josh, TechEdge Class of 2015
"In a short period of time, TechEdge built my understanding of several IT functions, clarified my future ambitions, and its effective and supportive approach enhanced my technical, professional and leadership skills so I could work self-sufficiently after I completed the program."
- Lindsey, TechEdge Class of 2014
“The TechEdge program works to grow its employees personally and professionally, while giving us a well rounding understanding of the IT workplace.”
- Devan, TechEdge Intern 2015
"My experience as a TechEdge intern was very informative. I loved being able to see how the software development life cycle plays out in a professional setting. I was also pleasantly surprised by the care of the Federal Reserve staff to provide the best experience possible."
- Jarren, TechEdge Intern 2015