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Project Manager Engineer

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

As a Project Management Engineer within CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T), you will apply your technical expertise to deliver mission critical, cutting-edge technologies and enable CIA to drive decision advantage for policymakers' hardest challenges.

DS&T Project Management Engineers oversee the development and systems integration of technology solutions that meet the nation's most challenging requirements. As a DS&T Project Management Engineer, you will apply program management principles and your technical expertise to deliver mission relevant solutions on time, within budget, and with the highest quality imaginable. As a DS&T Project Management Engineer, you can lead the team that finds that new and innovative solution to help CIA accomplish a mission that most would think was impossible!


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 or comparable work experience is strongly desired
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping
    • Advanced data recovery from damaged storage media
    • Advanced digital data recovery
    • Analog design and circuits
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Battery and power technology
    • CAD/CADD drafting and design technology
    • Central bank digital currencies
    • Data engineering
    • Data science
    • Digital signal processing design and programming
    • Embedded systems
    • Energy storage technologies
    • Extended reality
    • Fabrication skills in a prototype environment
    • Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
    • Fiber optics and cable communications
    • Graphic design and visual communication
    • High performance computing
    • Human DNA technology or forensics
    • Industrial design and fabrication
    • Machine learning
    • Network engineering
    • Network security
    • Power systems
    • Programming
    • Project/program management
    • Quantum computing
    • Quantum sensors
    • RF communications
    • RF waveform design
    • Satellite communications
    • Signal processing and analysis
    • Software reverse engineering
    • Systems architecting
    • Systems engineering
    • Prototype design and fabrication
    • Audio design and circuits
    • Voice/data communications (satellite, RF, wireless and telecommunications networks)
  • Interest in applying technology to solve challenging problems
  • Foreign language capability
  • Strong verbal presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise text


  • A bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies (or comparable work experience):
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Application development
    • Bioengineering/biomedical engineering
    • Biological sciences
    • Biotechnology and microbiology
    • Chemical engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Computer engineering
    • Computer science
    • Electrical engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Nuclear engineering
    • Physical sciences
    • Physics
    • Remote sensing/GIS
    • Space systems operations
    • Systems engineering
    • Telecommunications
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

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