The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to manage the legal informatics research, development, and technical delivery of projects to drive investigation, innovation and improvements in systems and processes across judiciary systems to help answer complex business questions, is both a program manager and the recognized technical authority in modern software development methodologies, systems engineering, and artificial intelligence applications that can potentially deliver enterprise-wide business capabilities.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating activities with the Judiciary Federally Funded Research and Development Center (R&D) experts to manage multi-million-dollar portfolio of initiatives, prototypes, and operational pilots to develop services and enterprise solutions that align with the Judiciary’s strategic direction, business objectives, and IT practices.
  • Leading technical research initiatives using artificial intelligence solutions and operational pilots to answer business questions and identifying opportunities to create or enhance enterprise-level capabilities.
  • Leading the development of solutions to implement business goals and requirements following reference models, and standards, ensuring alignment of the IT architecture and long-term planning.
  • Monitoring and providing input into state-of-the-art IT developments and applications, staying abreast of key market indicators, and overseeing the implementation of new business strategies.
  • Developing and promoting adoption of Enterprise Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) best practices guidelines in partnership with program offices and court units. Adoption includes introduction to tools and practices of the continuous integration, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) practices, assistance in elevating teams to implement their DevSecOps solutions, providing trouble-shooting and technical expertise to team across the Enterprise.
  • Preparing and facilitating ad-hoc working group meetings’ challenging conversations where IT standards and business demands conflict to agree on pragmatic solutions for DevSecOps implementation and adoption.
  • Providing Identity, Credential & Access Management (ICAM) project management and technical support to subject matter experts (SME’s) across program office(s) and stakeholders of the judiciary. The project activities include framework development, integration into Enterprise Architecture, operational analysis, process design, policy review/development and governance documentation.
  • Leading Cloud Implementation tasks by means of creating full stack implementation models of applications resembling Judiciary’s needs while working closely with program offices in gaining deeper understanding of their existing applications and providing architectural recommendations to elevate the applications from on-premises to cloud solutions.
  • Understanding and be able to provide reference cloud implementations in major Cloud service providers (AWS/Azure/Google, etc.) with detailed documentation, developer user guide, operational user guide and lesson learned. Enhancing the Enterprise DevSecOps Standards documents to include cloud-native solutions and Implement DevSecOps standards for AWS/Azure, leveraging cloud native solutions for CI/CD pipeline. Providing reference implementation of cloud operated DevSecOps solutions.
  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • 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 https://www.e-verify.gov/ .
  • 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 must demonstrate ALL areas defined below:

  • Directing and developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) prototype and operational pilot solutions.
  • Directing and managing contractors and other staff for development, implementation, and adoption of DevSecOps standards in a hybrid Cloud environment.
  • Managing technical tasks for Identity, Credential & Access Management (ICAM) related projects and collaborating with impacted program offices.
  • Applicants with the following degrees are highly desirable:

    Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other information systems related technical major.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.