Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The incumbent leads Solution Architecture within the Enterprise Architecture (EA) program in the Technology Solutions Office (TSO) developing blueprints for Judiciary technology in the commercial cloud and private cloud data centers. The incumbent is the national technical authority and recognized expert in application and infrastructure architecture with a strong background delivering enterprise-scale technology solutions in the government and/or private sector.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent is responsible for designing Judiciary enterprise technology solutions under the direction of the lead Enterprise Architect and in collaboration with the solutions delivery team and external stakeholders. This work includes supporting a portfolio of operational pilots in the public cloud (e.g., Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services); integrating key technology components such as Identity and Access Management, a Cloud Management Platform, and API gateway; and consulting on various research and development projects that may incorporate distributed ledger and/or machine learning technology. In addition to these future-facing efforts the incumbent is also expected to provide technical solutions to program offices and Courts on legacy applications and infrastructure such as the Judiciary's enterprise-wide case management system and related applications. The incumbent provides all technical direction in coordination with EA's evolving technical reference model, enterprise technical standards, technology roadmap and best-practices. The duties include but are not limited to: <li>Leading a new program within EA responsible for solutions architecture with a focus on cloud migration;</li> <li>Developing technical solutions architecture for infrastructure, applications, and data systems in a multi-tenant, hybrid cloud environment including VMware, AWS and Azure;</li> <li>Drafting notional architecture for a variety of use-cases presented by administrative program offices and courts migrating into the commercial cloud environment;</li> <li>Providing architectural oversight for research and development projects involving emerging technologies such as distributed ledger, natural language processing and machine learning;</li> <li>Defining technical standards and methodologies to be adopted by Judiciary development teams;</li> <li>Participating in matrixed Agile Scrum development teams including federal employees and contractors;</li> <li>Maintaining a repository of architectural artifacts for reference by Judiciary development teams;</li> <li>Providing hands-on coaching and mentoring for Judiciary IT professionals adopting solutions developed by TSO;</li> <li>Advising the lead Enterprise Architect on the technology roadmap and technical reference model from a solutions perspective, and clearly communicating the enterprise architecture context to development teams;</li> <li>Participating in enterprise architecture review boards as a subject matter expert;</li> <li>Performing analysis of alternatives for technology solutions and providing input to technical working groups;</li> <li>Define and implement best practices across cloud, security, application and integration solutions;</li> <li>Incorporate industry best practices around DevSecOps and architect container orchestration within a cloud environment;</li> <li>Develop logical/Physical/Communication/Security architectures for the As-Is and Target platforms.</li> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 00 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <li>All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.</li> <li>Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.</li> <li>All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check. </li> <li>You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment. This does not apply to current federal Judiciary employees.</li> <li>Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.</li> <li>More than one selection may be made from this announcement.</li> <li>All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements:</strong> You must have Information Technology (IT) related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies: <li><strong>Attention to Detail </strong>- Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.</li> <li><strong>Customer Service</strong> – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.</li> <li><strong>Oral Communication</strong> – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.</li> <li><strong>Problem Solving</strong> – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.</li> <br /> <strong>AND</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience</strong> : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in <b>ALL</b> of the following: <li>Architecting solutions for Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure;</li> <li>Serving as a solutions architect for enterprise-scale infrastructure and applications projects; <strong>AND</strong></li> <li>Working in a matrixed Agile Scrum environment with JIRA.</li> <strong> (Resume must show clear and convincing evidence of all areas of specialized experience. We will not make assumptions.) <br /><br />Desired but not required (optional):</strong> <li>AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional</li> <li>Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert</li> <li>Masters degree in computer science, systems engineering, or related field</li> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position does not require education to qualify. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.<br /><br />You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required: <ul> <li><strong>Resume </strong>- Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.</li> <li><strong>Citizenship </strong>- Include country of citizenship on resume.</li> <li><strong>Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50)</strong> – All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.</li> <li><strong>Veterans Preference documentation</strong> – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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