Information Technology Specialist (Enterprise Architecture)

Washington, D.C
Dec 06, 2022
Dec 14, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

The incumbent of this position is an Information Technology (IT) Specialist supporting the development and implementation of standards and reference architectures for the Judiciary's hybrid cloud environments. The incumbent is a technical authority and recognized expert in cloud architecture, cloud-native software engineering, and application rationalization, with a strong background in migrations to commercial cloud solutions.

Working in the Enterprise Architecture (EA) program, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with the development of and transition to a commercial cloud architecture. As part of a team of EA specialists, the incumbent will serve as the lead architect for all tasks related to the design and build-out of the Judiciary's new hybrid cloud environments, and will lead all efforts related to using an application rationalization process to prioritize the order in which workloads will transition from the on-premise environments to the cloud, and then conduct cloud-readiness assessments to determine how best to modernize applications for optimal operations in the cloud. The incumbent is part of the national authority for enterprise-wide cloud reference architectures and guidance to national program offices supporting the Judiciary's missions. The incumbent helps determine the direction, policy, guidance, and compliance of the Judiciary's enterprise application architecture, in coordination with other enterprise architects, EA principles, policies, concepts, and practices.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing agency IT enterprise architecture with responsibility for stand-up and effective integration of legacy software/hardware solutions; and identifying new technologies for enterprise-level business solutions.
  • Participating in major IT efforts with Judiciary-wide business impacts. This includes assessments on emerging technologies for applicability to existing and future judiciary systems.
  • Participating in the development of reference architectures related to hybrid cloud environments.
  • Reviewing initiatives and operational pilots to identify opportunities to create, leverage, or enhance enterprise-level capabilities to support judiciary business processes.
  • Developing and publishing comprehensive enterprise and segment architectures, reference models, and standards to guide national development efforts and ensuring alignment of the IT architecture and planning with the Judiciary business goals.
  • Monitoring and providing input into state-of-the art IT developments/applications while staying abreast of key market indicators; and overseeing the implementation of new business strategies (e.g., Gateway, and other enterprise/application frameworks).
  • Modifying and developing IT plans, policies, and procedures in response to new legislation, regulations, directives, and other guidance affecting the program.
  • Assessing Judiciary-wide strategic initiatives and working with diverse stakeholder groups to ensure proper implementation of technical standards and best practices.
  • Preparing and providing input into reports and other high-level IT documents delineating implications, impediments, making recommendations, and presenting solutions to eliminate redundancy, and support management strategies.

  • 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 .
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  • 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 must demonstrate ALL of the following:
    • Cloud architecture and transition.
    • Development of IT architecture and standards, IT governance, and systems engineering.
    • Cloud-native application development and microservices architecture style.
    • Guiding other teams to develop within the technology stack described as well as incorporating standards with organizations where none may exist.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.