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Pictured (l-r):  Counselor Justin Antonipillai, head of the Economics and Statistics Administration with Chief Data Officer Ian Kalin and Chief Data Scientist Jeff Chen at a recent meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory CommitteeEvery day, here at the U.S. Department of Commerce, we produce thousands of high-quality datasets that fuel innovation, job creation and quality of life in America.

Our data includes:

  • Weather data from the National Weather Service at NOAA;
  • Demographic and economic Data from the Census Bureau;
  • Core economic data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis;
  • Import/export data from the International Trade Administration
  • And patent data from the Patent and Trademark Office.

And we’re on a mission: To get our data into the marketplace, and make it faster and easier for everyone to use.

Simply put, we want to democratize data, taking the quest for equal opportunity in America to a new frontier by promoting equal access to data that powers our nation.

We want to get more small and medium companies, more non-profits, more charities and others to use our data to solve public problems.

See our posts on Medium.com for more on our work to advance data equality. Help Us Advance Data EqualityMore Thoughts on Advancing Data Equality;

To supercharge our mission, we launched the Commerce Data Service, an in-house disruptive team of creative and energetic data engineers, data scientists and technologists. We challenged the team to rapidly develop insights, infrastructure and cutting-edge software products to make the vast terabytes of data of all Commerce bureaus much easier to get, sort, sift, combine, crunch and put to use.

Their work is exciting, they’re flipping the script on how government works, and they’re helping more people put more data to work in new ways.

Image of Commerce Data Service homepageJoin us in our mission to advance data equality. We are hiring and need your help.

Over the coming year, we will be recruiting 6-8 developers and up to 5 data scientists to join the team.

We also have three senior (GS-15 level) positions open right now:

Deputy Chief Data Officer:

The Deputy Chief Data Officer advises the Chief Data Officer in shaping and operationalizing the Department's enterprise data vision.

The Deputy Chief Data Officer draws on knowledge of data science, modern technology, and public policy to establish the enterprise data vision and strategy for how the department leverages bureaus' data assets and develops collaborative practices with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies, and the private sector to deliver value to the public.

For more information and to apply to this position please click on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450805700/

Head of Engineering:

As a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (DataMgt), Head of Engineering, you will work closely with data experts in each of the 12 Department of Commerce (DOC) bureaus to identify projects that make data more accessible to the public and improve the use of data in government. 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 the Commerce Bureaus and stakeholders on their technology strategies, identify new and exciting product development opportunities at our partner agencies, and mentor junior developers.

You will also oversee product lines and the project pipeline to ensure that CDS delivers on time and on budget. This position is a temporary excepted service appointment.

For more information and to apply to this position please click on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450193900

Senior Engineer:

As an Information Technology Specialist (DataMgt), Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the technical design and development of new data products and will play a key role in shaping the Engineering Team. You will guide, mentor, and manage junior engineers to ensure that projects are successfully executed and are aligned with the needs for the 12 bureaus of the Department of Commerce (DOC).

The incumbent will work closely with data experts in each of the DOC Bureaus to identify projects that make data more accessible to the public and improve the use of data in government. This position is a temporary excepted service appointment.

For more information and to apply to this position please click on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450194000

To apply, see links in the descriptions above.

Please keep an eye on our website for future postings.

For more information, please contact Burton Reist. He’s at (202) 482-3331, or BReist@doc.gov.

Or visit https://www.commerce.gov/dataservice/.

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