Information Technology Specialist (Enterprise Architecture)

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

The Information Technology Specialist (Enterprise Architecture) position will report to the Senior Solutions Architect under the Case Management Systems Office (CMSO) and provide architectural support for all assigned division applications. The Solutions Architect will be responsible for establishing and implementing the architectural standards, policies, and procedures for all the division's applications and will work with other Architects and stakeholders across the AO footprint.

The Solutions Architect will focus on developing cloud-native architectural and software design solutions to modernize the CM/ECF system. This is a hands-on position that requires experience with modern computing technologies and patterns, and the incumbent should be competent with a broad range of technologies. This role also will require thoughtful interactions with courts, court support teams, and internal technology partners.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with other enterprise, cloud, data, and solution architects in the implementation of a new cloud-based enterprise compute platform for a critical system at the judiciary.
  • Developing and implementing requirements and appropriate design patterns that satisfy the needs of the various system components.
  • Driving innovation across the development teams by developing best practices and innovative approaches using modern cloud strategies.
  • Collaborating with technical and business subject matter experts to develop the appropriate implementation strategies that enable the optimal use of modern cloud tools and platforms.
  • Developing best practices, methods and standards needed to run a world-class cloud system with other enterprise architects within this team and across the judiciary.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • 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 AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office 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 U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of 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 .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • 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.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    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.

    Specialized Experience : 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 expert level experience performing application architecture related activities in an open-source model leveraging cloud services; and defining and enforcing pre-defined architecture for large-scale, high-volume web-based and mobile applications.

    Highly Desired:
    • In-depth experience with at least one cloud provider.
    • Experience with modern software patterns, frameworks, and languages (Node.js, Angular, ReactJS, Python, etc.).
    • Experience with serverless computing, containerization and microservices.
    • Experience integrating with enterprise Identity platforms.
    • Knowledge of modern data and document storage design.
    • Knowledge of multi-tenant design principles.
    • Agile development experience.


    This position does not require education to qualify. However, a bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university in computer science or a related field is highly desired.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.