- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Data structures
- Health insurance
- Flexible schedule
Data Engineers work with data consumers to create and populate optimal data architectures, structures, and systems to meet CIA’s business needs.
Starting salary: $64,137 - $159,286
Bachelor's or master's degree
Opportunities for domestic travel are possible
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About the Job
As a Data Engineer for CIA, you will focus on the design, implementation, and operation of data management systems to meet the CIA’s business needs. This includes designing how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated, and managed by different data entities and digital systems. Data Engineers work together with data consumers to determine, create, and populate optimal data architectures, structures, and systems.
Data Engineers must also plan, design, and optimize for data throughput and query performance issues. This requires constantly updating expertise in areas such as platform, network and storage technologies, bandwidth management, data bus implications, and design.
Additionally, you will play a key role in the selection of backend database technologies (SQL, NoSQL, HPC, etc.), their configuration and utilization, and the optimization of the full data pipeline infrastructure to support the actual content, volume, ETL, and periodicity of data to support the intended kinds of queries and analysis to match expected responsiveness.
Domestic and/or foreign travel may be required.
Who You’ll Work With
At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.
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What You’ll Get
Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.
As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.
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Bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
Management Information Systems
At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
Knowledge of the following:
Best engineering practices
Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
Work experience related to data engineering, information, and data management
What You’ll Need to Apply
Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.