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Technical Project Engineer

Technical Project Engineers lead projects that deliver key capabilities to accomplish the U.S. intelligence mission by driving technology programs and turning user needs into operating capabilities.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $69,932 - $157,709
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems
  • Opportunities for domestic and foreign travel are possible

About the Job

As a Technical Project Engineer, you will lead projects that deliver key capabilities to accomplish the U.S. intelligence mission. Your teams will solve complex problems through your leadership in applying your project management, systems engineering, and people skills. Your Technical Project Engineer career will challenge you to apply your skills across the vast, global variety of technical and mission domains in CIA.

CIA Technical Project Engineers drive critical technology programs in the Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) and turn user needs into operating capabilities. Your responsibilities involve integration of programmatic, technical, systems engineering, business, and personnel elements of project, including:

  • Defining requirements, concepts of operation, and architectures
  • Tailoring and applying program management and systems engineering processes
  • Leading and defending technical and programmatic decisions
  • Developing, managing, and defending cost and schedule
  • Conducting acquisition planning and source selection

Opportunities may exist for domestic and foreign travel, technical and management training, and assignments in other offices in the CIA.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Information Systems
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work independently and in a group
  • Experience as a technical project manager
  • Self-starter attitude with initiative
  • Creativity
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications:

  • A degree, coursework, or experience in a designated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field
  • Experience as a technical project manager

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.