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Network Engineer - Developmental

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $57,360 – $100,974
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Are you interested in making a difference and working with some of the best and brightest network engineers from across the Intelligence Community? Network Engineers work in a collaborative environment, providing critical support to the overall Agency mission and building the foundation against the war on terror. Network Engineers at the Developmental performance level are responsible for designing and deploying a secure, global communications infrastructure that allows CIA officers to communicate and collaborate with each other and with partners throughout the Intelligence Community and federal government. Opportunities to develop the latest network solutions from tactical platforms to high-speed optical networking are available. Our 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 travel domestically and overseas are possible.

Minimum qualifications include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronic, Electrical, or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, a closely related discipline, or equivalent relevant experience. A GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is also required.
  • Two years of progressive experience in network engineering with emphasis in analysis, software, hardware, or network development, integration, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of a range of communications technologies, network systems and certifications, such as:
      • Wide Area Network (WAN) (DWDM, SONET, ATM, MSPP, etc)
      • Local Area Network (LAN) (IP, Ethernet, etc.)
      • Video
      • Satellite
      • Network Security
      • Encryption
      • Enterprise Systems
      • CCNA certification
      • CCNP
  • Desire to work in a multi-disciplined, diverse, and technically challenging environment. Opportunities to travel domestically and overseas are possible.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

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

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 06:49 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 04:37 PM

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