Do you have a strong technical background, and want to be challenged by running a multi-billion dollar space project? Do you like to communicate the end solution to complex problems and ensure customer requirements are met? This job is one where an individual can analyze requirements, propose solutions, conduct engineering analyses, manage research and development activities, and operate state of the art satellite systems. You'll need the technical and people skills to keep technical projects up and running in a dynamic work environment.
The Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) is seeking candidates to serve as Technical Developers to focus on technical space and ground acquisition, systems engineering, research and development, and mission operations at the National Reconnaissance Office (www.nro.gov).
DS&T Technical Developers drive critical engineering programs working at the National Reconnaissance Office. They turn user needs into successful R&D and production satellites and their associated ground systems. Individuals in this field also define baseline project scope and conduct acquisition planning and source selection. Candidates will define architecture and allocate requirements; develop and execute system engineering management processes; identify inter-segment system problems and risk mitigation and coordinate/manage the resolution process; lead technical exchange meetings, attend change control board meetings, conduct technical and project management briefings; lead configuration management process; conduct efficient, thorough reviews at program control gates, presenting decision authority. Business skills for the management of cost and scheduling, coupled with technical knowledge are a must.
DS&T Technical Developers at the National Reconnaissance Office may have career broadening experiences that include domestic and foreign travel, technical and management training, and opportunities that could take them to other parts of the DS&T, CIA, and other IC agencies.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
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