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Technical Developer

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

As a Technology Development Engineer within CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T), you will apply your engineering or scientific expertise as an integral member of a team of innovative, technical-expert problem solvers, who deliver new solutions in support of CIA's mission to collect foreign intelligence.

DS&T Technology Development Engineers collaborate across the Intelligence Community and with partners for in-house development-to-deployment programs delivering integrated solutions for the advancement of foreign intelligence collection.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be physically in the United States or one of its territories when you submit your resume via MyLINK.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national US 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.
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Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in:
    • Broad technical understanding of the electrical and/or computer engineering fields
    • Ability to learn new skills in pace with technological advances
    • Ability to adapt to fast paced, dynamic requirement environments
    • Interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Creative analytic and problem-solving abilities
    • Strong team and independent work ethic
    • Systems engineering experience
    • Ability to describe and display hands-on design and fabrication experience
  • Advanced degree, professional certification, or comparable experience in one or more of the following disciplines is strongly desired:
    • Electrical engineering
    • Computer engineering
  • Knowledge or experience in the following functional disciplines:
    • Systems engineering
    • Prototype electronics design, fabrication, repair and testing
    • Soldering (reflow, hand-soldering, rework)
    • Radio frequency design, modeling, and measurement
    • Microelectronics
    • Circuit schematic design, layout, testing, troubleshooting, review, capture, and analysis
  • Familiarity with the following engineering tools and software:
    • Logic and spectrum analyzers
    • Osciloscopes
    • Altium printed circuit board design, layout, or simulation
    • GITHub
    • Embedded firmware
    • Microcontroller (Programming, MSP430, PIC, or ARM)
    • Python
    • Matlab
    • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)


  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Electrical engineering
    • Computer engineering
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

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