Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Secretary, Immediate Office, Office of the Chief Data Officer (CDO). As a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (DataMgt), Head of Engineering, the incumbent will work closely with data experts in each of the Department of Commerce (DOC) bureaus to identify projects that make data more accessible to the public and improve the use of data in government. As the Head of Engineering, you will lead new data product and software product development at the Commerce Data Service (CDS) and manage the CDS Engineering Team (5-10 engineers). You will introduce modern software development methodologies and practices to the CDS team, advise Commerce Bureaus and stakeholders on their technology strategies, identify new and exciting product development opportunities at our partner agencies, and mentor junior developers.

This position is perfect for the experienced Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (DataMgt), Head of Engineering with excellent leadership, organization, and interpersonal communication skills and enjoys working in a professional environment.


The Head of Engineering leads and manages the data and software engineering practice and serves as the in-house engineering expert. This position requires technical full stack engineering experience to guide development of products that incorporate data, user interface and infrastructure engineering. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead, mentor and coach engineering teams to produce high quality output;
  • Recruit strong application engineering talent to enhance government services;
  • Set the technical direction for software engineering, architecture, application development, database engineering, and systems testing;
  • Collaborate with partner bureaus (e.g. Census, BEA, USPTO, NIST, etc) to identify new data product opportunities and manage timelines and deliverables;
  • Develop and lead adoption of government-wide standards for digital services, leading to their adoption across citizen and business-facing government services; and
  • Act as the “face” of a project; making public appearances and participating in interviews.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No