National Security Agency

There is a Place for You at NSA

Whatever expertise you bring to our team at the National Security Agency, your unique skills will play a role in protecting our families, friends, communities, service members, and ultimately, the nation.

All Roles are Mission Critical

NSA’s SIGINT mission collects intelligence about our foreign adversaries. Our cybersecurity mission safeguards critical U.S. information. Both of these duties demand a team of technical experts as well as business and HR professionals, linguists, intelligence analysts, communications specialists and more. We have career opportunities in 17 different fields, so there is truly something for everyone.

When You Take Care of the Nation, The Nation Takes Care of You

NSA supports its diverse workforce through benefits and opportunities that foster both work-life balance and career development. Along with a fantastic federal benefits package and a generous amount of paid time off, we also offer flexible schedules, relocation assistance, robust well-being services and countless opportunities to advance your career through training and mentorship.

There is Job Security in Protecting National Security

NSA’s work isn’t subject to market volatility or economic downturns. The threats to our nation never stop ­– and neither do we.

Visit IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA to learn about our mission and how you can have a rewarding career that safeguards the country’s future ­– and your own.

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Retired Federal civilian employees employed at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide expertise and corporate knowledge to temporarily support mission requirements, augment the existing work force, and/or mentor the next generation of Agency employees. Please respond to the screening questions attached to this job posting. Your responses enable our hiring team to match your skills and experience to mission needs. Are you a retired Federal civilian, who is willing to work on a temporary or part-time basis? Applicants will be evaluated by hiring managers and assessed according to the position requirements. Qualified applicants must be either current Federal civilian retirees or be within 6 months of retirement from civilian Federal service. Retired Federal civilian employees are encouraged to apply so that your skills and experience can be reviewed according to current needs and requirements. Pay: Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Office of Reasonable Accommodation Services has an immediate opening for Sign Language Interpreters to provide interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) employees. The incumbent will: Facilitate communication by providing voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting and transliterating services; interpret complex subject matter in a variety of classified, highly technical, sensitive and unique situations from polygraphs, high profile platform interpreting and highly technical transliterations to training and informational discussions for various disciplines and personnel to include Engineers, Mathematicians and Computer Scientists. -Exhibit discretion, professionalism, and sensitivity to workplace diversity issues. -Travel to provide accommodations may be required. If needed: -Suggest best practice solutions to problems/issues involving DHH employees -Maintain accurate and timely accounting of assignments...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Software/Hardware Project Managers leverage their knowledge and experience in Agile software development and/or hardware systems architecture to deliver software and/or hardware products and services.To successfully deliver technical system within our environment, applicants must have a thorough understanding of the following: Agile software development lifecycle, requirement elicitation/assessment/tracking, system/software design, software development, system acquisition/assembly, testing, implementation, and deployment. They are responsible for identifying and tracking milestones, planning, allocating resources, and projecting and tracking costs and schedules throughout each lifecycle phase. They articulate vital project statuses to senior leadership, decision makers, and stakeholders in the form of briefings and written reports. Software/Hardware Project Managers play a vital role in guiding a team or multiple teams to complete the technical aspect of a scoped project by: 1....

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Representing the breadth of professional and personal diversity, NSA STEM Technical Leaders bring vision, innovation, and passion for solving unique problems that protect our Nation daily. These leaders have experience with advanced technologies, collaboration, and moving ideas from requirements to implementation. In the government and in today's ever changing technology environment, STEM Technical Leaders (STEMT TLs) have to be more adaptable, relatable and innovative. STEM TLs have to choose what information they keep and what information they take action on. STEM TLs have to evolve more rapidly than ever, and address the most pressing workforce challenges highlighted during the post COVID era (i.e., game changing technology to provide intelligence advantage). STEM TLs drive technical decisions, architectural design discussions, and systems integration within the context of their technical specialties coming from a full spectrum of backgrounds such as software development;...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Are you an emerging or seasoned network professional who wants to work our nation's tough cybersecurity problems? Do you enjoy deeply technical, hands-on work? Do you want to identify vulnerabilities in network infrastructure devices and then figure out how to deal with them? Are you looking to make an impact in cybersecurity and advance your career while enjoying the outstanding benefits of federal service? Technology Vulnerability Analyst at NSA have the opportunity to work in the following areas: - Wired and wireless network security - Vulnerability discovery and analysis - Scalable mitigations development - Perimeter/boundary defense - Collaboration platforms, such as VoIP and VTC systems - Mobile network security - Tailored security solutions - Reverse engineering - Researching emerging network industry technologies and solutions - Control system security - Malware analysis - Researching emerging network industry technologies and solutions - Ensuring adequacy of...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
**PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PORTFOLIO URL IN THE COVER LETTER SECTION FOR FULL CONSIDERATION OF THIS POSITION** As a User Experience Designer/Researcher, you will support the strategy and design for next generation analysis tools and information system applications for the Intelligence Community. Join us to work at the forefront of product/software development in an organization that's focused on promoting consistent processes and practices across the Agency in the areas of user experience engineering, systems engineering, operational engineering and support, and customer outreach. As a User Experience Designer/Researcher, you will be charged with blending both technical expertise and mission knowledge in providing design support for a breadth of analytic, engagement, and business applications. Responsibilities may include: - Design user experiences for new and existing web and other framework-based applications from concept to completion - Design workflows and experiences...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Cryptologic Engagement Officers' responsibilities include: - Developing, nurturing, and/or negotiating relationships with the DoD, Intelligence Community, Industry and foreign partners. - Operating in a collaborative and responsive environment, maximizing dynamic partner capabilities. - Assessing stakeholder needs and identifying capabilities to address those needs. - Providing timely and effective support and information sharing within appropriate legal authorities. - Identifying the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization and responding accordingly. Cryptologic Engagement Officers engage with internal and external stakeholders to deliver products; protect assets; make procurements; influence policy; protect, develop and acquire human resources; develop partnerships; and share and receive knowledge, as examples. The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The NSA is seeking highly competent Network Managers to oversee the design and maintenance of its network of specialized hardware, which includes high-performance computers (HPCs) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) servers. The selectee will be expected to provide a high level of service to a demanding workforce with specialized hardware and software needs (to potentially include large network storage hardware and networking infrastructure). Duties will include: - Collaborate with team members and help prioritize requests from researchers and mission organizations - Assist in the planning, design, and documentation of the compute, network, and storage environment - Oversee the installation, configuration, and maintenance of hardware and software, fault diagnosis, and restoration after faults. - Establish and maintain professional relationships with partnering network managers and system administrators, customers, and professional colleagues both internal and external to the...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Network Professionals are hired into positions directly supporting a technical mission office or one of the different development programs like the Applied Computing Development Program (ACDP). We are hiring entry to senior networking professionals with education and/or experience in several of the following areas: - Multi-vendor infrastructure platforms (i.e., Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, Arista) - Network encryption devices and WAN accelerators - Multi-vendor Layer 3 routing protocols (i.e., BGP, OSFP, EIGRP, IGRP, HSRP, VRRP) - Virtual Private Networking (i.e., MPLS, GRE, L2VPN, EVPN, Pseudowire, IPsec, MACSEC) - Data center architectures and converged networks - Current networking trends, including commercial implementations of Software Defined Networks (SDN) for both Data Center Network and WAN applications - Load balancing and Application Delivery Controller technologies and implementations - WAN architectures (i.e., Carrier Ethernet, Optical Fabrics (OTN), SONET) -...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
At NSA, mathematics and statistics are core disciplines present in every aspect of our mission: to protect our Nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes, and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Mathematicians and Mathematical Statisticians contribute across our mission by bringing both subject matter expertise and creative, critical thinking. A wide range of technical expertise finds a natural fit at NSA including, but not limited to, fields of algebra, combinatorics, Fourier analysis, operations research, graph analytics, regression, machine learning, exploratory data analysis, stochastic processes, statistical modeling, forecasting, and cryptography. Diversity is a key for NSA mission success. We solve our hardest problems and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Computer Systems Architects at NSA use commercial and government developed hardware, software, networking, and security products to: - drive information technology projects - produce compliance results for established project requirements and IT architecture - modernize IT architecture through analysis of research and introducing changes based on evolving project requirements - integrate industry trends, emerging technologies and standards, and new vendor features - collaborate with experts in technical and application teams to identify, evaluate, and recommend technical solutions to support project requirements - define and analyze data requirements, mapping legacy data stores and formats to logical and physical data models - propose standard ways for information transport between IT systems and stored within corporate knowledge databases - perform architectural alignment of the enterprise logical data model and physical data models NSA is in search of Computer Science...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
In support of a customer's mission, Information Technology (IT) Customer Liaisons incorporate the customer's process and technology needs into the enterprise mission planning and execution space. If you want to develop solutions and be a part of cutting edge innovations; join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of technical professionals! The responsibilities of an IT Customer Liaisons include: - Defining, interpreting, documenting, and prioritizing customers' technical requirements. - Preparing operational, functional, and technical requirement documentation. - Identifying opportunities to improve customers' capabilities by monitoring developments that indicate evolving customer technical needs and providing information about new and enhanced technical capabilities. - Providing timely and accurate customer-centric information regarding capabilities activities that may affect customer operations. - Creating...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA is seeking experienced (3 or more years) Software Engineers to advance a number of high impact systems and teams. Opportunities change constantly, but recent needs include: large scale platform development (hardware and software, HPC, cloud); accessibility development (508 compliance); AI/ML; complex algorithms and cryptography. Most positions are located in Fort Meade, MD, with very limited opportunities in Aurora, CO; Fort Gordon, GA; Kunia/Wahiawa, HI; and San Antonio, TX. As a SWE at NSA, your work makes the world a safer place in countless ways including: saving lives of U.S. and ally soldiers; providing U.S. policy and decision makers with critical, timely intelligence; ensuring the continued safety of U.S. citizens and residents by thwarting foreign adversaries; and defending vital networks. The Agency offers a work/life balance that is hard to beat, with flexible work schedules, generous leave policies, and a number of continuing education programs to help meet your...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Adjudicators are responsible for ensuring a trusted workforce by providing timely and efficient decisions to determine an individual's eligibility for initial or continued access to NSA classified information, to include evaluating candidates sponsored by the military or external agencies for access to NSA operational areas. Adjudicators work in a myriad of offices within Security and Counterintelligence and their responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Conducting security adjudicative administrative processes - Conducting the security adjudicative analytic and risk mitigation process - Coordinating the security clearance process, including vetting, approval, denial, and access control - Making security clearance determinations in accordance with DOD, IC, and NSA/CSS personnel security regulations, principles, and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Managers assure the effective and efficient implementation of Agency policies and directives by directing and coordinating diverse work programs through their subordinate division-level managers, first-line supervisors, and/or staff elements. Responsibilities for the Disability Services Manager include: -Determine organizational structure; assign work across organizational elements and to employees with diverse work roles. -Manage organization or unit's personnel processes, including promotions, awards, staffing, hiring, resource management, performance management. -Oversee, direct or manage the Disability Services budget. -Serve as a resource for employees with disabilities. -Work closely with Human Resources, legal, and facilities entities to ensure Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. -Stay informed of current ADA and related laws, regulations, and guidelines. Leverage the diversity of their work force to create innovative solutions that support the Agency's...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS's information, people and facilities worldwide. CI Investigators are required to successfully complete the NSA CI Investigator Training Program. After successfully completing training, the responsibilities of a CI Investigator include: - Applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, debriefing, and/or interrogation in a systematic manner - Completing detailed, concise and accurate reports that encapsulate the information developed during the course of an investigation - Conducting counterintelligence or security inspections/investigations or security audits to resolve problems, clarify suspicious activities, and ensure compliance with security regulations - Creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data - Maintaining liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement and investigative agencies for the purpose of coordinating matters of...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
As an Applied Social Scientist, you will work with other industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologists, strategic consultants, data scientists, and human capital professionals to oversee and develop initiatives focusing on talent acquisition, development, and retention. Applied Social Scientists use social science research methods to explore and address issues around organizational and program effectiveness. They develop solutions and provide data informed recommendations to enhance the way NSA does business. Applied Social Scientists work across the NSA performing one or more of the functions below. PRE-EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION Applied Social Scientists focusing on pre-employment assessment and selection use their skills in psychometrics, assessments, and employee selection to develop assessment solutions supporting hiring at NSA. Specific activities may include: - Lead and conduct projects developing, validating, revising, and implementing pre-employment assessments...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Defense Intelligence Senior-Level (DISL) employee is known for his/her technical or professional expertise, problem-solving ability, innovative research, valuable contributions to the Agency, standing in his/her technical field, influence on management, and spearheading critical technical and professional efforts. The continuous enhancement of breadth and/or depth of these skills and knowledge is essential. THE DISL: - Serves in an official position of DISL, regardless of his/her organizational level. DISLs are technical experts with continual achievements and accomplishments in their technical field. They solve the difficult technical problems. They are leaders in concepts or theories formulated, techniques, tradecraft, methods developed, and inventions. They continuously advance the arts and sciences, and/or the legal, fiscal, or logistical fields, and they make major contributions/improvements in management and infrastructures. - Provides incisive technical...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency (NSA), America's premier cryptologic organization, is seeking experienced, doctoral-level Clinical Psychologists. The successful candidates will join one of three distinct teams; all multidisciplinary requiring flexibility within a dynamic work environment. (1) Psychological Services - Assessment The selected individual will apply professional psychological knowledge and skills to conduct mission-related risk assessments, consultations, and trainings. These functions play a vital role in assisting internal customers with making security, suitability and/or management decisions. Specific job duties may include: (a) assessment of applicants, employees and affiliates; (b) consultation to security regarding security clearances and other adjudicative decisions; (c) selection of individuals for sensitive/high-risk assignments; (d) screening of civilian and military personnel for pre- and post-deployment processing; and (e) consultation to supervisors and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Do you want to be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cybersecurity posture; do you want to do work you can't do anywhere else? Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovative Cybersecurity and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you! Configuration Managers/Configuration Controllers provide the overall configuration management (CM) environment and infrastructure and provide administrative direction, oversight, and discipline over the life cycle of both hardware and software configuration items on developmental and operational systems. They verify that engineering documentation is received in the proper format and that complete, accurate, legible changes are properly incorporated in a timely fashion. Configuration Managers/Configuration Controllers perform a broad spectrum of duties and: - Develop or modify CM plans, policies, and procedures tailored to the complexity and scope of the system - Use or...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
GENERAL TASKS: Use Basic Comp Sys/Office Tech - Use basic office resources, such as e-mail, Web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics. - Use office computers and printers. - Use office equipment other than computers and printers, such as copiers, scanners, and telecommunications equipment. WORKING WITH OTHERS: - Help or assist coworkers, subordinates, or other employees when needed. Provide cryptographic products and physical security of communications security (COMSEC) material for the protection of information processed in National Security Systems. Identify, control, process, secure, distribute and assure accountability of COMSEC assets. Crypto Material Controllers are responsible for the management and control of documents, policies, directives, and instructions. The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. A degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include one or more of the following:...