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Aerospace Engineering Project Manager

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

As a Project Management Engineer within CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) serving at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), you will apply your engineering or scientific expertise to design, acquire, and deliver new and innovative satellite systems in support of CIA's mission to collect foreign intelligence.

DS&T Project Management Engineers combine their project management, systems engineering, and/or contract management skills with their engineering or scientific expertise to design, develop, and integrate technology solutions to meet the nation's most challenging overhead collection requirements. Project Management Engineers' focus areas include acquiring and delivering satellite systems, developing unique ground data processing solutions, operation of satellites, and working with customers and stakeholders throughout the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.


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
  • Advanced degree is strongly desired
  • Interest in applying technology to solve challenging problems
  • Foreign language capability
  • Strong verbal presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise text
  • Willingness to travel domestically
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Battery and power technology
    • Data engineering
    • Data science
    • Digital signal processing design and programming
    • Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
    • High performance computing
    • Imagery science
    • Machine learning
    • Mission assurance
    • Power systems
    • Programming
    • Project/program management
    • Radiation hardening
    • RF communications
    • RF waveform design
    • Satellite bus and payload - power, structures, electronics, command/control, etc.
    • Space systems operations
    • Satellite communications
    • Signal processing and analysis
    • Systems architecting
    • Systems engineering


  • A Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies (or comparable work experience):
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Application development
    • Chemical engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Computer engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical engineering
    • Imagery science
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Optical engineering
    • Optical science
    • Physical sciences
    • Physics
    • Remote sensing/GIS
    • Systems engineering
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

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