Computer Scientist, CG-1550-13 (Permanent)

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full Time Design Government Information Technology OTHER

Job Description

This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Application Platforms and Delivery Branch, Headquarters of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and participates in architecting, designing and developing software systems toward aligning business, data, and technology components to meet customer needs and IT strategy.


  • Serves as a computer scientist and technical expert for the software development of multiple medium to high cost, medium to high impact, and/or medium to high complexity large scale IT Software Projects or assigned automated information systems (AISs) to support business customer needs.
  • Work involves both application and development of mathematical, statistical and computer simulated models and applications that align the Corporation’s business, data, and technology components to customer needs and IT strategy.
  • Provides guidance and direction to portfolio managers and engineers for the development, integration, testing, and sustainment for all software and hardware.
  • Analyzes software and/or hardware problems and provides solutions. Solves a wide range of complex operational and support problems to meet customer requirements. Draws upon multiple IT specialties in order to accomplish complex tasks.
  • Contributes to architecting, designing and developing software applications, including coding, configuration, integration, unit testing, and test automation of software and database components.


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

Basic Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's or higher degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

To qualify at the CG/GS-13 grade level, you must have at least one-year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade CG/GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is defined as experience designing and developing software systems that align business, data and technology components to meet customer needs with a focus in at least one of the following areas: 1) Data operations, pipeline development, and engineering; 2) Data migration to the cloud; 3) Data labeling, tagging, annotation, and enrichment; OR 4) Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and intelligent automation.

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.

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


$113,219 - $183,952 per year