COMPUTER ENGINEER

Internal Revenue Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 9/10/2019
Description

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

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WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION? The mission of IRS Information Technology is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.

WHAT DOES A COMPUTER ENGINEER (DATA SYSTEMS) DO? As a Senior Data Scientist, you will perform a lead role in developing research studies, analyses, and projects that affect the programs and policies of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  You will serve as lead or specialist on teams responsible for operations or programs. You will perform analysis, develop and verify hypothesis, concepts, and proposals in technical and analytical areas using latest computational systems, platforms, algorithms and tools; advanced quantitative methods and techniques (including Artificial Intelligence); and large data sets. Employ techniques and theories within mathematics, statistics, operations research, information science, and computer science, including distributed processing, signal processing, probability models, machine learning, statistical learning, data mining, database, data engineering, pattern recognition and learning, visualization, predictive analytics, uncertainty modeling, data warehousing, data compression, computer programming, and high-performance computing. Apply data to develop and provide analytical support to all levels of management. Serve on division-wide and/or inter-agency initiatives, perform technical reviews of publications, assist management with administrative tasks, and improve division operating efficiencies.

As a Computer Engineer (Data Systems) you will:

  • Direct and mentor junior staff, review the work of other analysts including Data Scientists, provide feedback to management regarding staff performance, and demonstrate leadership in the office.  
  • Provide highly technical advice to IRS executives as needed.
  • Provide leadership and direction to broad research projects of major policy importance, difficulty and complexity directed toward significant problems relating to goals and mission of IRS.
  • Responsible for defining the problem, formulating the concept, conducting analysis, evaluating findings, developing options/solutions and recommendations and effectively communicating them to key stakeholders in appropriate manner to position IRS to excel in its mission.
  • Lead, collaborate and co-ordinate the selection and deployment of necessary infrastructure, platforms and tools needed to execute the assignments. 
  • Refine policy and business questions to develop hypothesis establish scope and methodology, identify and acquire internal and external data sets, metadata and other system, application or contextual information needed for specific analytic problems.
  • Prepare raw data from a diverse set of structured and unstructured formats by combining, cleaning, transforming and producing new formats that are usable for analytics.
  • Analyze and model data in all its forms (both structured and unstructured) using advanced statistical methods and implement algorithms and software needed to perform analyses. 


WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (All grade levels) Four (4) year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher professional engineering degree. The curriculum must: 1) be in a school of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or 2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: a) Statics, dynamics, b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships), c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
OR  
A combination of education and experience. The education must include courses equivalent to a major in engineering, as shown above. To be qualifying your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate: Thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. This must be demonstrated by meeting one (1) of the following: 1. Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 2. Written Test showing evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration. 3. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. 4. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided that you have had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, you must meet the following:

GRADE 15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrated mastery knowledge and technical understanding of the fundamental principles of professional engineering and scientific disciplines research, design, development integrated computer hardware/software information systems; Expert knowledge of systems design principles and development methodologies; Expert knowledge of information systems practices in areas such as applications development, systems integration, telecommunications, database management, security, and software engineering. At this level your experience should include formulating and applying new IS design principles based on broad architectural guidance; Participating in resolving mission critical agency-wide issues; developing Service-wide information systems and providing recommendations. In addition to the above you must have experience providing quality deliverables at every step of the infrastructure design and implementation process.

-The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
-To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. 

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