National Security Agency

Meet NSA online! Currently, NSA’s recruitment activities are being conducted exclusively online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NSA is providing students, recent graduates and experienced professionals with many opportunities to meet with us online – right now.

Visit NSA’s Virtual Recruiting Hub today at http://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa/nsavirtual.html to take advantage of upcoming interactive events. Chat with NSA recruiters and subject matter experts and learn about available career opportunities.

There is a place for you at NSA, where you will use your skills to keep the nation safe and secure. Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities!

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the National Security Agency (NSA).

We are especially humbled given all that we, as part of a global community, are facing as we join with each other in the battle against COVID-19, the Coronavirus.

We will continue to accept and review applications, but processing times will take longer than usual during this time as we too are practicing vital social distancing and minimizing risk to the health of our team (which includes you).

So, apply, be patient, stay healthy and safe, and get ready for a journey like no other as we prepare for beyond COVID-19 and our Nation’s future.

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It’s Not Only What You Do, It’s Why You Do It

What's your expertise?

Is it a STEM field or business? Foreign language or intelligence analysis? Security or counterintelligence? Whatever your field, NSA has a position that combines your expertise with our mission: The safety and security of our families, our communities and our country.

NSA applies advanced technical concepts to create groundbreaking solutions for safeguarding U.S. information and collecting foreign signals.

Our employees expand the scope of their expertise through ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility. We work in a dynamic culture that welcomes diversity and provides benefits that offer a better quality of life, both on the job and off. Learn more at IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP) is a summer program for currently enrolled graduate students. The GMP provides an opportunity for exceptional mathematics and statistics graduate students to work directly with National Security Agency (NSA) Mathematicians and Statisticians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA technical community first-hand. The participants in this program work on a wide range of problems involving mathematics, statistics, data science, cryptology, and communications technology. Participants document their work in technical papers which are internally published at the Agency. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to GMP participants. Computational software packages such as Python, R, Sage, Magma, MATLAB, and others are also available. The Graduate Math Program (GMP) is a highly competitive program for exceptional mathematics and statistics graduate students. It is a 12-week paid work assignment that runs from...
May 05, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Applicants applying to this job opening will be considered for the Director's Summer Program and the Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program. Director's Summer Program (DSP): The DSP provides a unique summer opportunity to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite about two dozen exceptional students to collaborate with each other and with NSA Mathematicians on problems critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance missions of the agency. The students participating in this program work on a wide range of problems involving applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science. Throughout the summer, students develop mathematical theory, apply what they learn to obtain real-time solutions, and experience the success built on hard work and innovation. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to all students, as well as...
May 05, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities The mission demands that NSA "see" the world through a different lens than any other organization. Our Computer Scientists face technical challenges well beyond the wildest imaginations of most people. NSA's mission requires persistent engagement to anticipate and understand complex threats in real-time, on a global scale. From Counter-Terrorism to Combat Support to Cybersecurity, NSA's Computer Science community creates novel, cutting-edge solutions that advance science and underpin every aspect of our foreign intelligence and cybersecurity missions. Solving these extraordinary problems allows NSA to share solutions with the world by contributing to open source, licensing patents, and publishing technical papers. A world-class Computer Science cadre at NSA is vital to the security of the nation. The standards of reliability, repeatability, scale, speed, and compliance that NSA hardware and software products must meet are daunting. Industry and academia change...
May 05, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. Cryptologic Engagement Officers represent NSA or its subordinate organizations in interactions with the DoD, Intelligence Community, Industry and foreign partners. Description of the Position Cryptologic Engagement Officer's 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...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The National Security Agency (NSA), one of the Nation's premiere intelligence agencies, is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Recruiter to join its External Recruitment and Hiring team to fill critical positons across its global enterprise. NSA leads the U.S. Government in two core missions/business lines--Signals Intelligence (SIGINT--exploit) and Cyber Security (CS--protect). The professionals needed for these core missions are critical to ensure a decisive advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances. NSA has numerous excellent opportunities in many different HR disciplines. Opportunities exist in HR research, HR Program Management, HR Policy, Recruiting and many more. Salary Range: $49,157 - $78,167 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. As a Crypto Material Controller you will: Plan, develop, modify, implement, and operate systems which identify, control, process, store, distribute and assure accountability of cryptologic equipment and material or jobs which are responsible for the management and control of documents for a major organization of the Agency. Cryptographic Operations personnel at the National Security Agency(NSA) are a viable asset to our agency. Their support of the mission spans from developing and operating various systems, maintaining equipment, providing...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. Technology Security Analysts detect and mitigate close access technical attacks of intentional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), or Wireless Security (WISEC), and unintentional (TEMPEST) threats emanating from secure facilities and equipment. Description of Position As a Technology Security Analyst, responsibilities include: -Performing TEMPEST field testing to discover vulnerabilities in systems and facilities -Providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the DoD and Government agencies to ensure that TEMPEST, TSCM, and/or...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. The United States has experienced profound changes that impact the way the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts its mission. The explosion of Internet communications has created a need for the Computer Network Operations (CNO) mission. This very important mission includes computer network defense and computer network exploitation. In order to carry out these functions NSA is looking for IT Security Professionals who are highly skilled, want to stay on the leading edge of technology and impassioned about ensuring the United States maintains a strategic edge...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. The United States has experienced profound changes that impact the way the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts its mission. The explosion of Internet communications has created a need for the Computer Network Operations (CNO) mission. This very important mission includes computer network defense and computer network exploitation. In order to carry out these functions NSA is looking for analysts who are highly skilled, want to stay on the leading edge of technology and impassioned about ensuring the United States maintains a strategic edge in cyberspace....
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA's mission is to help protect national security by providing policy makers and military commanders with the intelligence information they need to do their jobs. NSA's priorities are driven by externally developed and validated intelligence requirements, provided to the NSA by the President, his national security team, and their staffs through the National Intelligence Priorities Framework. NSA Intelligence Analysts are expected to take an inclusive approach to problem solving and mission accomplishment by frequently engaging with partners, enablers and customers across the Intelligence Community. Description of Position Intelligence Analysts have the power to influence world affairs. They provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders, and seek creative solutions to answer analytical questions. Intelligence Analysts are at the forefront of implementing NSA's mission, and they do so in a variety of ways:...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Agency Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. Cryptologic Operations Watch Officer responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Providing time-sensitive cryptologic support for NSA's SIGINT and/or Cybersecurity operational missions by maintaining situational awareness of world events, operations of US and allied forces, and operations of agencies of the Federal Government or status of the US Cryptologic system in order to maximize the posture of the cryptologic system - Briefing NSA senior leaders and US Government customers on NSA actions with regard to ongoing and anticipated...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency (NSA) may occasionally need skilled civilian retirees to augment the existing work force on high priority projects or programs. In order to fill these temporary positions quickly, we need to know who may be interested and available to return to work with us on a short notice basis as well as their skills. Retired federal government employees at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide expertise and corporate knowledge to temporarily support mission requirements, manpower shortfalls, and/or mentor the next generation of Agency employees. Salary Range: $86,335 - $170,800 To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov....
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. The Human Resources Group, specifically Employee Assistance Service (EAS), is seeking one Clinical Psychologist. A Clinical Psychologist in the Employee Assistance Services Offices supports the mission by conducting clinical assessments followed by brief therapy and/or referral to appropriate outside resources; time-limited group therapy, attend clinical case review meetings, as well as completing various required administrative services. Clients include Agency employees, assignees and, when deemed appropriate, their respective spouses. In addition, the...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. The need to maintain our core Computer Science group is vital to provide the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. The increased complexity of supporting NSA's mission requires world class researchers, programmers, and system and operations developers who collaborate in teams in areas such as software engineering, information technology infrastructure, high performance computing, data science, cloud and system architectures, computer security, and networking in order to design, develop, and implement advanced tools,...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA is home to one of the largest and most established in-house research organizations within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), employing scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. We collaborate with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to advance core competencies, leverage work in overlapping disciplines, and solve some of the most challenging national security problems thought to be intractable by adversaries and commercial industry. NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) attracts top technical talent who not only solve the nation's urgent intelligence problems, but also invent what hasn't been invented and concentrate on what will be needed five, ten, fifteen years down the road. Through its partnership with the University of Maryland (UMD), LPS offers a unique environment where university, industry, and federal government scientists collaborate on research in...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. Forensic Analysts exploit captured media and/or investigator computer security incidents in order to derive useful intelligence and/or enable mitigation of network vulnerabilities. Description of the Position Forensic Analysts play a vital role at NSA by: - exploiting, fusing, and using data and data sources - collecting and analyzing intrusion artifacts (for example, source code, malware, Trojans) to enable mitigation of potential computer network defense incidents within the Global Information Grid - collecting and inspecting forensically...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. The need to maintain our core Computer Science group is vital to provide the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. Description of Position Database Managers at the NSA design, develop, test, and deliver database systems. They manage life cycle support of database systems. Typical tasks include applying patches and upgrades, diagnosing and resolving problems, monitoring and improving performance. Database Managers at the NSA migrate data from legacy systems to modern systems and design and manage backup and...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. Description of Position NSA offers a variety of program types and sizes that support a vast range of experience levels at hiring and as selectees advance in their careers. In support of the NSA mission, as a Program Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the optimum mix of cost, schedule, performance, and system supportability throughout the life cycle of a program to realize mission outcomes. While operating at a high ops tempo, the selectee will interface with various levels of personnel, management, and organizations throughout the...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. Description of Position The Program Management Development Program (PMDP) develops individuals who can successfully participate in and eventually lead current and future DoD integrated acquisition, technology, and logistics activities. Historically, this function has been performed by Engineers, Computer Scientists, and other technically educated/trained personnel. The rapid advance of technology and its accompanying effect on DoD program development and management has highlighted the need for Program Managers (PM) with broad backgrounds who...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. Description of the Position The Program Management Development Program (PMDP) develops technically educated individuals who can successfully participate in and eventually lead current and future DoD integrated acquisition, technology, and logistics activities. Historically, this function has been performed by Engineers, Computer Scientists, and other technically educated/trained personnel. The rapid advance of technology and its accompanying effect on DoD program development and management has highlighted the need for...
May 03, 2021
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: 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. With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs Hardware/Software Design Engineers to design, develop, construct and test electronic hardware and software processing components. These components are typically subsystems of communication, collection, processing or analysis systems. Hardware/Software Design Engineers are hired into positions supporting a broad range of specialized skills including Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Communications...
May 03, 2021