- Communication skills
- Technical project management
- Project management
- Systems engineering
This position was formerly known as Technical Project Manager
As a Technical Project Engineer, you will lead projects that deliver key capabilities to accomplish the United States intelligence mission. Your teams will solve complex problems under your leadership by applying your project management, systems engineering, and people skills. A career as a Technical Project Engineer will challenge you to apply your skills across the vast, global variety of technical and mission domains in the CIA.
Technical Project Engineers drive critical technology programs in the Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) and turn user needs into operating capabilities. Your responsibilities involve integration of programmatic, technical, systems engineering, business, and personnel elements of project, including:
Defining requirements, concepts of operation, and architectures
Tailoring and applying program management and systems engineering processes
Leading and defending technical and programmatic decisions
Developing, managing, and defending cost and schedule
Conducting acquisition planning and source selection
Opportunities may exist for domestic and foreign travel, technical and management training, and assignments in other offices in the CIA.
Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Digital Innovation
The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation.
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Life at CIA
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.
US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.
Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
Skill to elicit, document, and manage requirements
Ability to identify all components of a project and create the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) detailing all project tasks and deliverables
Ability to use foundational knowledge in systems engineering to effectively communicate project technical, functional, operational, resource, contract, and system engineering components among stakeholders
A degree, coursework, or experience in a designated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field
Experience as a technical project manager
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
Ability to attract, acquire, organize, manage, lead, retain, and adjust the project team
Ability to work independently and in a group
Self-starter attitude with initiative
All applicants must successfully complete:
A thorough medical and psychological exam
A polygraph interview
A comprehensive background investigation
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.