Careers at CERDEC

Working for CERDEC

From entry level to upper-management, job opportunities at CERDEC range from engineers and scientists to business and operations professionals.

CERDEC supports defense customers by conducting research and development across a wide spectrum of information communications technologies while providing systems engineering services throughout the commodity’s lifecycle. As the Army's main developer and integrator of communications and electronic technologies and systems, CERDEC ensures and provides the decisive edge to the most important customer, the American Soldier.

CERDEC provides the Army and Defense Department with scientific and engineering expertise across the fast-paced domain of information and communications technologies, commonly referred to as Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or C4ISR. CERDEC focuses on eight core technical competencies to advance military C4ISR technology.

With more than 1,500 scientists and engineers and close to one-million square feet of lab facilities, CERDEC researches, develops and engineers the diverse C4ISR building-block technologies, networks and architectures that advance the Army’s mission command and intelligence capabilities.

Whether enabling situational awareness and understanding, establishing and securing communications, providing Soldiers the knowledge and clarity to strike with decisive effect, or protecting from surprise attack, the Army looks to CERDEC for C4ISR expertise and continuity across domains and platforms.

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CERDEC seeks a well-rounded workforce and hires applicants from a wide variety of sources such as private industry, academia, other service components and the public sector.

Pre-qualification requirements for employment in the Engineering and Science areas include, but are not limited to, a degree from an accredited institution in at least one of the following:

  • Electrical/electronic engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • General engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Physical sciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Cybersecurity

While CERDEC's core mission areas center around high-technology communications, CERDEC also employs people in numerous non-technology business areas that support CERDEC's key product lines. These positions include jobs in:

  • Program and management planning
  • Resource management
  • Human capital/human resources
  • Public affairs
  • Information technologies
  • Security
  • Other operational support fields

CERDEC hires recent college graduates in the Engineering and Science fields as well as supporting business areas.

Educational emphasis in specific specializations also enhances potential candidates’ resumes. For instance, in the E&S fields, highly desirable specialties include:

  • Cybersecurity/Information Assurance
  • Radar
  • Wireless communications
  • Network design
  • Sensors
  • Intelligence
  • Mission command applications
  • Power and energy
  • Electro optics
  • Enhanced navigation
  • Data fusion
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Other high-technology communications oriented concentrations

Recent college graduate? Check out the federal government's Pathways Program by visiting USAJOBS.

CERDEC also employs individuals who are still attending school. Through intern type positions, student employees begin to learn about the CERDEC work environment while gaining valuable experience in their subject area. Likewise, CERDEC benefits from receiving an early look at potential future employees.

Current students can gain employment experience through a couple different programs to include the SMART program and Pathways Programs. Learn more about current-student employment by visiting CERDEC’s Student Programs.