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IT Engineer

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $67,968 - $148,967* *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

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

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. IT Engineers 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 computing solutions and engineering collaborative solutions (e-mail, team collaboration, web and video conferencing) for the Agency and IC, in addition to introducing state-of-the-art technologies into the corporate baseline.

The CIA'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 latest network solutions from tactical platforms to high-speed optical networking are available.

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:
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Equivalent relevant experience accepted in lieu of degree
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Experience in systems engineering, computer engineering, or network engineering with an emphasis hardware and software analysis, platform and/or network development, system integration and/or system maintenance
  • Knowledge of a range of communications technologies, network systems and certifications, such as:
    • Lotus Domino or Microsoft Exchange and Outlook
    • Operating systems (Microsoft, Unix, Linux)
    • Collaborative tools (e-mail, instant messaging, web and video conferencing)
    • Hardware and software testing and evaluation
    • Automated test tools
    • Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies (DWDM, SONET, ATM, MSPP, etc.)
    • Local Area Network (LAN) technologies (MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, MCP, RHCE, RHDS, RHCA, LPIC-2, LPIC-3 VCP, VCAP, SNIA, etc.)
    • Video
    • Satellite
    • Network security
    • Encryption technologies
  • Current possession of a range of technical certifications, such as:
    • Higher level network-related certifications (e.g., CCNP, CCIE, JNCP, JNCIE, etc.)
    • Higher level platform-related certifications (e.g., MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, MCP, RHCE, RHDS, RHCA, LPIC-2, LPIC-3 VCP, VCAP, SNIA)
    • Higher level systems-related certifications (e.g., ESEP, CSEP)
Desired Qualifications:
  • Desire to work in a multi-disciplined, diverse, and technically challenging environment
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.

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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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