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Antennas and Propagation Research and Engineer

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

As an Antennas and Propagation 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 technical team of innovative, expert problem solvers who deliver new solutions in support of CIA's mission to collect foreign intelligence.

DS&T Antennas and Propagation Engineers combine specialized radio frequency (RF) propagation modeling, antenna design, fabrication, and measurement expertise to tackle tough intelligence challenges through unique and tailored engineering solutions.


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
    • Adapting to fast paced, dynamic requirement environments
    • Interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Creative analytic and problem-solving
    • Strong team and independent work ethic
    • Systems engineering experience
  • Knowledge or experience in the following functional disciplines:
    • Systems engineering
    • Prototype design and fabrication
    • Radio-frequency propagation
    • Antenna design
    • Electromagnetic simulation
    • Computational electromagnetics
    • Soldering
  • Familiarity with the following engineering tools and software:
    • Logic and spectrum analyzers
    • Oscilloscopes
    • FEKO
    • Ansys HFSS
    • CST Studio Suite
    • Ray Trace
    • Matlab
    • Near and Far Field Antenna Chambers
  • Advanced degree, professional certification, or comparable work experience in:
    • Electrical engineering
    • RF communications and waveform design


  • Electrical Engineering
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

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