IT Specialist (Solution Architect) CG-2210-14 (Permanent)

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • United States
Full Time Government Information Technology Software Development OTHER

Job Description


This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Application Platforms and Delivery Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of application solutions to enable efficient business operations and drive business agility.  

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

  • Location Negotiable After Selection, United States


  • Serves as a Solution Architect that architects, designs and develops application software solutions that align the Corporation’s business, data, and technology components to customer needs and IT strategy.
  • Applies FDIC Enterprise Architecture principals in architecting, designing, developing and maintaining application software solutions.
  • Applies architecture strategy for application development that is aligned with the target architecture, IT Modernization Plan and overall IT vision.
  • Provides technology solutions to business problems that meets business requirements including fit-gap analysis, prototyping, estimating etc.
  • Creates visual depictions of application software solutions that compose the architecture and the specification of the relationships between those components.
  • Participates in the selection of the technology stack, framework, platform etc. for the solution.
  • Prepares and presents briefings to senior management officials and contractor management officials on complex and controversial technology issues.
  • Communicates complex technical requirements, issues, and problems to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Works with project team members, Section Chief, Deputy Director, customer, and contractors to complete application software solutions.
  • Provides input to planning, budget, and governance processes related to enterprise architecture.


To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS-13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing solution architecture services related to hardware, software design, programming (coding), testing, data structure, interfaces, technology advances and customer needs.You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:• Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

• Customer Service - 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.

• Oral Communication - 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.

• Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  Additional qualifications information can be found here.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined “well qualified” for this position. For more information, click here.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.


$110,198 to $243,500 per year