Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Employment Opportunities at ITS

The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) researches, tests, and evaluates advanced communication and information technology that touches every one of our lives, from the largest satellites and radar systems to the smallest smartphones, Internet of Things (IoT) and every communication device in between. ITS serves as the primary federal resource for solving telecommunications concerns for government agencies, industries, and for all of us.

ITS recruits electronics engineers, computer engineers, and computer science majors to work on some of the nation’s hottest telecommunications issues, such as spectrum sharing, spectrum utilization, and public safety communications. We are a small, but growing, federal research lab located on the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories campus in south Boulder. ITS is part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the President’s principal advisor for telecommunications and information policy issues. Researchers enjoy all the benefits of federal employment while working in a cutting edge, entrepreneurial, research and development environment. The wide range of professional growth opportunities within the organization, casual laboratory environment, beautiful setting, and stimulating work of national importance are some of the attractions of working at ITS.

Employment opportunities, including Internships for students, will be listed on USAJOBS, the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. Interested applicants may search for job openings at NTIA-ITS by conducting key word searches, e.g., "NTIA." You may also perform searches by Location, e.g., "CO-Boulder," or by Job Category, e.g., "Engineering and Architecture." Once a job is posted, you may have only seven days to respond. Applicants must apply through USAJOBS, must be U.S. citizens, must complete the online application and required forms, and must provide a résumé and an unofficial transcript. If you think you might have an interest, create your USAJOBS account now so that you can create a saved search to be automatically notified when an opening is posted—and get your transcript and résumé ready. Search for jobs in Boulder, Colorado, with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Attention Veterans:

Candidates who qualify for Veterans’ preferences should send an expression of interest and a résumé directly to Check out our Employment Opportunities for Veterans page for current openings.

Current Job Postings

Computer Scientist: USAJobs announcement # NTIA-ITS-2019-0006 Closes Wednesday, January 2, 2019!
Computer Engineer: 
USAJobs announcement # NTIA-ITS-2019-0002 Closes Wednesday, January 2, 2019!

ITS is recruiting recent grad Computer Scientists and Computer Engineers to join research and development teams operating in a cross-disciplinary collaborative environment in our Boulder, Colorado, laboratory. Several full-time, permanent positions are open at the ZP II or III grade. The responsibility of the position will be to assist senior engineers in implementing complex telecommunication and propagation modeling algorithms and developing, validating, verifying, testing, and documenting software implementations; assist senior software engineers solving problems in communication theory, electromagnetics and hardware telecommunication systems; and provide written and oral reports and status updates while working in a team-based environment. These positions have positive education and specialized experience requirements. Please refer to the announcements at USAJOBS for full information.