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Posted by: Central Intelligence Agency on Nov 28, 2022


Location:

Washington , DC

Job Description:

Summary
IT Engineers design and deploy a secure, global communications infrastructure that allows CIA officers to collaborate with each other and Intelligence Community and federal government partners.

This job is open to the public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency:
U.S. citizens (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible). This job requires a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

Duties
As an IT Engineer for the CIA, you will specialize in the engineering, development, integration, and product evaluation services for the Agency's worldwide workgroup platform. You will work in a collaborative environment, providing critical support to the overall Agency mission, and are responsible for designing and deploying a secure, global communications infrastructure that allows CIA officers to communicate and collaborate with each other and partners throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) and federal government. This includes participating in the design of enterprise desktop, engineering collaborative solutions (e-mail, team collaboration, web and video conferencing) for the Agency and the IC, and introducing state-of-the-art technologies into the corporate baseline.

The Agency's network and application platforms leverage the best of industry and internally developed solutions to create an engineering environment that is both technically challenging and innovative. Opportunities to develop the most secure IT solutions from tactical platforms to high-speed optical networking are available.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must apply online, while in the United States.
You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible).
You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC, area.
You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
Electronic Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Equivalent relevant experience accepted
At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
Experience in systems engineering, computer and electrical engineering, software development, or network engineering experience with an emphasis on full lifecycle development, hardware and software analysis, platform and/or network development
Knowledge of a range of communications technologies, network systems and certifications, such as:
Operating Systems (i.e. Windows, Unix, Linux)
Collaborative tools and back-end infrastructure for e-mail, instant messaging, web and video conferencing
Programming and scripting languages (i.e. C, Python, Java, Bash, PowerShell)
Hardware and software testing and evaluation
Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies (e.g., DWDM, SONET, ATM, MSPP, etc.)
Local Area Network (LAN) technologies
Video
Satellite
Network security
Cyber security and encryption technologies
Aptitude for working in a multi-disciplined, diverse, and technically challenging environment
Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications
Experience with full software development lifecycle developing applications with database, search, and presentation layer technologies
Possession of a range of technical certifications, such as:
Professional systems-engineering certifications
Professional network-related certifications
Professional platform-related certifications
Professional cloud computing certifications
Professional certification in software development, full-stack development, enterprise computing, or data engineering
Familiarity with cloud computing technologies
Knowledge of Agile development methods and framework
Familiarity with automated test tools and storage technologies
Ability to engage and collaborate across teams

Education
Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
Electronic Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Equivalent relevant experience accepted
At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

Additional information
For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers

CIA Benefits: https://www.cia.gov/careers/working-at-cia/benefits/

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

HR. Website URL:

https://www.cia.gov/careers

Security Clearance:

None

Travel Requirements:

None

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About Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is an independent agency, responsible to the President through the DCI, and accountable to the American people through the intelligence oversight committees of the U.S. Congress. CIA's mission is to support the President, the National Security Council, and all officials who make and execute the U.S. national security policy by: Providing accurate, comprehensive, and timely foreigh intelligence on national security topics; and Conducting counterintelligence activities, special activities, and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security, as directed by the President.

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