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Apply by: 2018-06-21 Published: 2 months ago

Searching for a challenge where experience is valued?

Looking for an exciting opportunity in a diverse and established workforce?

Don't miss this chance to join the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Senior Level, Chief Architect for Solutions (CAS).

We are seeking a highly experienced, enthusiast and strategic Chief Architect for Solutions to act as the true end-to-end technology interlock between the Chief Information Officer and our Patent, Trademark and corporate customers.

The best fit for this leadership role would be someone who has a combination of cutting-edge technical skills, an ability to formulate technological vision and direction, and a strong business sense.

You will find yourself connecting innovation and intellectual property within a challenging workforce among other technology driven professionals.

This position will provide you with exposure for leadership and technical opportunities to demonstrate and further grow your skills in a challenging environment.

Work for the largest Intellectual Property Rights Firm in the United States - United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The USPTO has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 225 years.

We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks.

Our efforts have provided inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries.

The CAS is the principal advisor to the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Information Officer on analysis, planning, design, implementation, documentation, assessment, and management of the structural framework to align IT strategy, plans, and systems with the mission, goals, structure and processes of the organization.

The CAS develops plans for defining the target architecture and for transitioning to the target architecture.

The CAS documents key processes, and ensures that the systems conform to information security policies, practices, applicable federal mandates, and meets or exceeds business needs.You’ll have access to alternative, flexible work schedules and highly competitive benefits in a stable, professional team environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to work with cutting edge technology that defines, enforces and protects the Intellectual Property of the United States around the world.

Please review the announcement to determine if you are eligible and visit for more information on benefits and how to apply.

To meet the minimum requirements for this position, candidates must have significant experience in all seven of the following areas to include at least 7 years of experience as a software developer and 7+ years of experience as a system/solution architect.

This experience should be indicated within your resume and answers to the Specialized Experience Questions.

Experience in software development using modern technologies, service oriented and web solutions, ANDExperience architecting and managing enterprise software system development / deployment targeted toward high availability, instrumented production environments including virtual and cloud environments, ANDExperience in architectures for large scale data analysis, ANDExperience in Agile project delivery methodology of software products for rapid deployment, ANDExperience in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies and architectures, ANDDeveloping and delivering technical requirement specifications and architectural documents, ANDEnterprise level experience in architecting capacity and performance, and tuning issues for large scale software systems.

Your answers to the Professional Technical Qualifications and Resume must demonstrate the below experience in order to move forward in the recruitment process.

Please be sure to provide narrative responses to all questions.

Do not write "See Resume".

Demonstrated work experience as a Software Architect – (defined as an Enterprise Architect, Solution/Project Architect, Business Architect, Information Architect, Application Architect, Technology Architect, and/or Information Technology Architect) – designing and delivering several large and highly complex production quality software systems focused on N-Tier architectures in distributed systems with large databases and high transaction throughput.

Demonstrated work experience designing and delivering high availability architecture; (i.e. a system design approach that ensures a prearranged level of operational performance will be met during a contractual measurement period (e.g. systems that are required to operate continuously).

Hands-on enterprise level experience in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) design, web service solutions with emphasis on capacity and performance and tuning issues for large-scale software systems; and enterprise level experience estimating capacity and development work effort needed for IT tasks.

Enterprise level experience reviewing, analyzing and evaluating business requirements and user needs including working with business owners to ensure clarity and understanding of technical requirements that will meet the needs of the business.

Applications will be accepted from all qualified individuals.Please review the announcement (OCIO-2018-0005) to determine if you are eligible for consideration under USPTO's Merit Promotion.