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Applications Developer

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $63,503 - $133,464

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

This position was formerly known as Apps Developer

As an Applications Developer for the CIA, you will analyze, develop and deploy innovative information/software systems and capabilities to enhance the CIA's capabilities to collect, produce and disseminate intelligence. Utilizing your education and experience as a Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, or Web Designer and Publisher, you will directly support analysis, intelligence collection and other business areas.

Applications Developers participate in team environments via structured development lifecycles: analyze and define local and/or enterprise information system requirements, perform system/application design, develop capability prototypes, develop and implement operational information systems, conduct unit and integration testing of application modules. You also have the opportunity for hands-on research and exploration of leading-edge commercial technologies through application/integration of technology in delivering IT solutions.

Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Digital Innovation

The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Engineering
    • Information Systems
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Big data concepts and technologies such as: Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Solr, MapReduce, R, Spark, Kafka, NiFi and the ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack
    • DevOps concepts and tools such as: project build and infrastructure automation, GitHub, JIRA, Maven, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible, Docker, Nexus, or Nagios
    • Database platforms such as: MySQL, NoSQL, Mongo DB, or Oracle
    • Application Architecture and Systems Engineering principles to include: N-Tier/Services Oriented Architecture
    • Agile development with Scrum or Kanban
    • Application Security
    • Developing system requirements, system design artifacts and models, and design documentation
Desired Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in programming languages and related web technologies, such as: Java, Javascript, Python, C#, C++, Perl, Ruby on Rails, CSS, HTML, XML, JSON, Angular, React, or Vue
  • Familiarity with multiple hosting platforms, such as: Windows, Linux, VMware, Citrix, Amazon cloud computing platforms
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

    If you are ready to apply, add this position to your job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click "Apply Now" before closing the browser window. After clicking "Apply Now" you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account.

    DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

    Important application instructions for this position:

    The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

    • Resume
    • 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.
    • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees

    Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are seeking employment with the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. Once you reveal your interest you lose control of that information. We ask all applicants to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the CIA. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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    An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workforce.


    Posted: Sep 17, 2020 09:26 AM
    Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020 12:11 PM

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