IRS Information Technology looking for over 200 technologists to focus on modernization; job openings posted with more to come

Issue Number:​ ​ ​ ​ IR-2022-59

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IRS Information Technology looking for over 200 technologists to focus on modernization; job openings posted with more to come

WASHINGTON –As part of a larger hiring effort underway, the Internal Revenue Service announced today plans to hire more than 200 additional technologists to help the agency further modernize its technology.

“This is an excellent opportunity to join the IRS Information Technology team and make a real difference for our tax system and the nation’s taxpayers,” said Chief Information Officer Nancy Sieger. “This is a great opportunity for people looking to further their technology careers. We have experienced teams of programmers, IT specialists and cybersecurity experts looking to further accelerate modernization efforts.”

The IRS plays a critical role in serving the nation. The agency interacts with more Americans than any other U.S. government agency, and process 96 percent of the funding for our nation’s vital programs. Modern technology is key for the IRS to provide a seamless customer experience and address the agency’s challenges and opportunities for simplifying the taxpayer’s filing experience by streamlining the process, answering as many questions as possible and reducing current inventories.

The IRS is offering entry-level positions as well as career opportunities for experienced and supervisory IT specialists in the fields of system development, architecture, engineering, cybersecurity, IT operations, network services and customer support. In addition, the IRS is seeking applicants with knowledge of cloud, zero trust security, low/no-code enterprise platforms, artificial intelligence and machine learning, or NoSQL database among other modern technologies. To learn more about IRS IT modernization and recent accomplishments, visit irs.gov/modernization.

The IRS encourages qualified candidates to apply. The first announcements for these IT positions have already been posted on usajobs.gov with additional opportunities to open in the coming weeks. Interested persons should apply today by visiting irs.usajobs.gov and using the search tool and filtering by job series 2210 – Information Technology Management.

As part of this larger IRS hiring effort, the agency announced last week plans to hire​ more than 5,000 positions in its processing centers located in Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Ogden, Utah.

Opportunities to work on major modernization efforts to improve taxpayer service

The IRS has undergone a significant technology transformation over the last several years as part of a large-scale enterprise modernization plan to transform the taxpayer experience, upgrade core service and enforcement systems, build a more sustainable technology infrastructure and enhance cybersecurity.

The agency is seeking to expand its pool of experts in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, no/low-code enterprise platforms and applications, data and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, IT service management leading practices and networks management. Additional career opportunities include joining the integrated technical team modernizing the Individual Master File, the agency’s core tax processing system, and the Enterprise Case Management initiative modernizing IRS case management applications, services and associated processes. These are just some of the modernization efforts that the new hires will be working on.

Numerous benefits to joining the IRS Information Technology (IT) team

There are numerous advantages to joining IRS IT, including the opportunity to be part of the historic transformation of a complex technology infrastructure supporting the nation’s economic recovery efforts. IRS IT is responsible for technology that impacts millions of Americans. IRS IT employees were instrumental in delivering economic relief to Americans in time of need through Economic Impact Payments and advance payments of the Child Tax Credit and actively contribute to services that benefit Americans.

Positions are available around the country. IRS IT is currently in a maximum telework mode and will have a competitive telework policy going forward. The IRS is an equal opportunity employer. All employees must be U.S. citizens, pass an FBI fingerprint check and tax compliance verification, and meet the mandatory education and experience qualification requirements.

Interested individuals can apply by creating a profile at irs.usajobs.gov. For more information about the IRS as an employer, and to learn about upcoming recruitment events, and special hiring programs for students, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, visit IRS Careers.

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