National Security Agency

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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 https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA/

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, USA
The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities at the Fort Gordon, Georgia location for highly motivated Designers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance, and support to the development and implementation of commercial solutions that enable capabilities in alignment with mission driven priorities. Our Designers are responsible for the look and feel of facilities, from an interiors perspective, across the entire NSA enterprise. As a Designer, you will be a valuable member of the design team that implements workspace solutions based on project requirements developed through customer interaction and data collection. As a Designer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Facilities planning and space programming - Develop conceptual furniture layouts - Develop furniture layouts, design packages, cost estimates and project schedules - Development of designs for new and renovated commercial facilities. - Provide construction detailing - Conduct code analysis...

National Security Agency Wahiawa, HI, USA
In support of the SIGINT Collection mission, Collection System Architect Professionals ensure the timely delivery of collected international data to customer databases via processing and distribution channels. - Collaborating with customers, collection managers, developers, and analysts to monitor and troubleshoot international processing paths - Identifying processing trends, new developments and customer requirements that may affect the access of collected international data and/or the operational capabilities of existing and future collection and processing systems - Complying with requirements to protect data for release to authorized recipients through filtering, distribution tables, and rules - Maintaining and providing metrics on forwarding and distribution of various types of collected international data Collection Systems Architect aids in designing future and enhancing current capabilities that access targets of interest, correct collection gaps, and improve...

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, Security Technologists oversee the development, installation and maintenance of physical security systems. These systems and installations must meet stringent national security directives, UL standards and various national and local codes. These systems are an integral element of an overall security theory, posture and infrastructure designed to efficiently deter, delay, detect and identify threats to NSA people, resources and facilities. The Security Technologist work role encompasses three distinct function areas (Project Management, Technical Program Management, Locksmith) which support the Physical Security division. Desirable candidates do not have to be competent in all function areas in order to be considered qualified. Under the Physical Security Systems Project Management function, you will be required to implement...

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, 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
Project Director responsibilities may include: - Developing and overseeing project plans as well as day-to-day activities - Leading diverse blended teams of contractors and civilians - Understanding of or experience in managing Agile software development projects - Performing requirements management, resource management and quality assurance oversight - Developing and tracking schedules - Monitoring performance goals and mitigating risks - Leading/mentoring junior staff - Creating and sustaining a strong customer focus with key stakeholders - Collaborating with and building relationships with others to accomplish goals - Presenting project status and informational briefs to senior leadership The ideal candidate is someone who has previous project management experience with additional skills and experience in one or more of the following preferred: - Experience managing or overseeing hardware and/or software projects - Certifications in DAWIA Program Management or...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
As an Operations Research Analyst, you will plan, develop, implement, document, and maintain cost/financial methods, models, and strategies. Operations Research Analyst responsibilities include: - Evaluating and developing (using mathematical, statistical, economic, and engineering techniques) cost models and cost estimating relationships on efforts that reflect schedule, performance, and economic factors - Demonstrating knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of cost analysis in support of the development of cost estimates that includes data collection, data normalization, data analysis, risk analysis, sensitivity analysis, and/or Earned Value Management (EVM) - Demonstrating knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of cost analysis in support of the development of cost estimates that includes data collection, data normalization, data analysis, risk analysis, and sensitivity analysis As an Operations Research Analyst, you will plan, develop, implement,...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the National Security Agency is seeking an experienced leader with outstanding program management, organizational, leadership, collaboration, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills to serve as the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for Management and Planning. We are very passionate about what we do. We believe in our intelligence oversight mission and our core values of integrity, independence, commitment, diversity, and transparency. If you believe in the mission of effective and objective oversight, are committed to excellence, and are looking for an opportunity to have a positive and enduring impact to the efficiency and effectiveness of OIG operations, this is the position for you. As a key member of the OIG Senior Leadership Team, the AIG for Management and Planning will have substantial responsibilities related to the full range of OIG management and planning functions. Providing direct leadership to a multi-disciplined...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Database Administrators 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. Our Database Administrators migrate data from legacy systems to modern systems and design and manage backup and recovery processes and continuity of operations plans. Database Administrators select appropriate database technologies for specific requirements, such as online transaction processing systems (OLTP), decision support systems (DSS), data warehouses, object-oriented or other non-relational data stores, real-time systems, and mass storage systems. They acquire data, coordinate data flow, and promote data quality. NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. Apply your...

National Security Agency Aurora, CO, USA
NSA Intelligence Analysts are at the leading edge of NSA's mission, and have the power to influence world affairs. NSA Analysts are poised to provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders. They detect, discover, and deter foreign adversary intrusions into US networks and devise new ways to exploit foreign adversary capabilities. They do so in a variety of ways: - Leverage NSA's unique capabilities to understand and mitigate global Cyber threats - Research foreign intelligence targets and their geo-political environment - Apply new techniques and develop creative solutions to address analytic problems such as synthesizing large volumes of data and disparate sources of information - Understand communications technology and burgeoning commercial and foreign intelligence target technology trends - Craft written assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
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 developers who operate in teams in areas such as software engineering, information technology infrastructure, high performance computing, data science, architectures, computer security, and networking in order to design and develop advanced tools, techniques, and systems. Computer Systems Security Managers (CSSMs) at the NSA play a vital role in maintaining the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the Agency computing infrastructure. As a CSSM at the NSA, your responsibilities may include: - Supporting a program, organization, system, or enclave - Reviewing investigative processing of security incidents - Developing or interpreting computer security policies - Overseeing, evaluating and supporting the security...

National Security Agency Anchorage, AK, USA
NSA's Linguists, known as Multidisciplined Language Analysts (MDLAs), 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. Based on skill level and experience, NSA MDLAs are considered for either the Language Analysis Development Program (LADP), or the Cross-Training (language acquisition or language enhancement) Program which allows development of Chinese, Russian and Persian Farsi language expertise to support NSA mission; or in the case of MDLAs with extensive experience in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), directly into positions supporting an analytic mission office. LADP: The LADP, which lasts up to three years, is designed to provide an intensive, accelerated opportunity to acquire the unique technical skills and experience needed to successfully apply knowledge and analytic ability to the SIGINT mission and help MDLAs achieve core analytic...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
High Performance Computing (HPC) Specialists maintain high performance computing ecosystems including identifying solutions to requirements for complex hardware and software computing infrastructure, data storage, and security. HPC Specialists play a vital role at NSA by providing life-cycle support for one or more unique computing systems including building, testing, monitoring, maintaining/repairing, security patching, or refreshing systems. HPC Specialists upgrade and decommission systems, re-configure systems, and optimize performance to meet the computing needs of internal customers and manage relationships with external vendors. NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. We are looking for you to apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Research Scientists are actively expanding the boundaries of what can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-machine teaming, software reverse engineering, data science, novel architectures, cyber security, high performance computing, and computational linguistics. Our experts generalize mission problems, advance the scientific state-of-the-art to solve problems, and work with other NSA organizations to get solutions in front of mission users and decision-makers. Our researchers also have the opportunity to collaborate regularly with the scientific community, academia, industry, and other government laboratories; publish papers on unclassified aspects of our work in scientific journals and at conferences; transfer NSA technology to the marketplace through open source software releases and public-private partnerships; serve as faculty members at local universities; and participate in university and K-12 STEM outreach activities across the country....

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
As a Business Consultant, you will perform predictive and prescriptive data analyses to enable decision making by senior NSA leaders. Business Consultant responsibilities include: - Evaluating the nature and quality of cost data sources and their relevance to analyses; recommending improvements to and use of data sources. - Devising strategies for extracting meaning and value from requirements documentation and/or large datasets. - Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements. - Employing analytic tools, templates, and processes to provide management with viable alternatives for informed decision-making, including, but not limited to, trend and forecast analysis, cost analysis, and gap analysis. - Supporting strategic business planning and decision-making, to include drawing appropriate conclusions, from detailed, data-based analyses. - Effectively communicating complex technical information and analysis through...

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? Network Cyber Mitigations Engineers and System Vulnerability Analysts 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...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Are you a computer science or engineering professional? Are you interested in Cyber Security, reverse engineering? Do you enjoy CTFs? Is your idea of a good time building a robot from spare parts? Did you solve your Calculus homework using FPGAs? Are your Sunday mornings filled with bug bounty hunting? The National Security Agency is seeking highly motivated Computer Science and Engineering professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches, and research new solutions to propel our mission. As a Capabilities Development Specialist (CDS) at NSA, your job will be to develop high-priority offensive and defensive capabilities targeting the hardest-to-reach adversarial networks in the world. In defense of our Nation, we conduct innovative research and produce hardware and software tools unlike anything in the world. By joining our team, you will apply and grow your expertise to create new ways to get critical information to our national decision makers. Whether it is...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Human Resources Group, specifically Employee Assistance Services (EAS), is seeking several Clinical Professional Counselors. The Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) selected by Employee Assistance Services will support the NSA mission by providing psychological treatment for civilians, military service members and their spouses, as well as possibly conducting workplace consultations when supporting leadership with managerial issues. The Clinical Professional Counselor will perform clinical intake assessments, followed by brief therapy (8-10 sessions), within individual, couples or group modalities. On-call and emergency response is required to address employees who are at risk of harm to themselves or others. Psychoeducational classes on topics such as depression, stress reduction, suicide awareness and prevention, and deployment are included in the scope of work. Workplace consultations will focus on identifying and mitigating individual and organizational issues as well...

National Security Agency Aurora, CO, USA
What does a Software Engineer do at NSA? The answer changes daily, but always involves solving difficult problems and keeping pace with, or even establishing, the state of the art in software development and system security. Whether an aspiring or established Software Engineer, NSA has opportunity for you to contribute, learn, and grow in virtually any Computer Science focus area, including: Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing (HPC), Quantum Computing Research, Data Analytics, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI), Cryptology/Cryptography, and countless others. If it is considered Computer Science, chances are good we have at least one team focused on it. Individual opportunities are too numerous to list, so tell us what you want to do and let's talk! Given the pace of technology and evolving capabilities and goals of adversaries in the cyber realm and foreign nation state actors, Software Engineers at the NSA are tasked to keep up with and develop...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Would you like to work for the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community? If so, let's talk! NSA employs scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. We collaborate with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines, advance core capabilities, and seek out and develop revolutionary ideas that will provide our nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries. At the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS), you will have incredible opportunities with high visibility to work on investigating and designing large-scale high performance computing systems, focusing on computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and transforming computing beyond Moore's Law. You will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team of physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and systems...

National Security Agency OPS 1, USA
The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Civil Engineers who specialize in Stormwater, Traffic, or Structural engineering. Our Civil Engineers solve complex mission driven facilities issues and are responsible for engineering services in the planning, design, construction, sustainment, and decommissioning life cycle of NSA facilities worldwide as part of a multi-discipline team. As a Civil Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Developing civil designs, construction plans and specifications, including design analysis, calculations, and cost estimates - Conducting field investigations or studies and writing reports - Performing Design Quality Control of in-house and A-E civil designs - Conducting inspections of projects under construction, reviewing construction submittals, answering Contractor's RFIs, and validating as-constructed drawings - Performing routine and periodic inspections of facilities and making...

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, USA
Business Financial Managers work as part of a team that handles a wide range of budgetary tasks involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers. This area of business is concerned primarily with the total financial affairs of an organization, department, or program and the translation of actions past, present, and proposed into meaningful and relevant information for use in management. NSA is seeking passionate Business Management and Acquisition professionals to work as Business Financial Managers (BFM). The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Business or a related field (e.g., Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Business Administration, or Public Administration) with at least 24 semester credit hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial marketing, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Testing & Evaluation Specialists at the NSA develop unit and system tests to evaluate compliance with customer requirements. They also conduct testing and evaluate cyberspace operations capabilities and the effects of developed capabilities. They make recommendations based on results. Testing & Evaluation Specialists apply principles, methods, and tools for testing & evaluating computer or computer-related equipment/computing systems. They are responsible for installing, configuring, modifying, troubleshooting, repairing and/or replacing computer hardware, peripherals, and other equipment. This position has a Cyberspace Workforce Improvement Program (CWIP) requirement. Candidates accepted to fill this position will be required to obtain a DoD 8570.01-M approved certification within six (6) months of assignment. Interested parties currently pursuing certification are also encouraged to apply. Additional requirements may be placed against the selectee, based on...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Data science at the National Security Agency (NSA) is a multi-disciplinary field that uses elements of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and application-specific knowledge to gather, make, and communicate principled conclusions from data. Data science is present in every aspect of the mission. NSA Data Scientists tackle challenging real-world problems leveraging big data, high-performance computing, machine learning, and a breadth of other methodologies. We are looking for critical thinkers, problem solvers, and motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about data and believe that answers to hard questions lie in the yet-to-be-told story of diverse, complicated data sets. You will employ your mathematical science, computer science, and quantitative analysis skills to develop solutions to complex data problems and take full advantage of NSA's capabilities to tackle the highest priority foreign intelligence and cybersecurity challenges. As a Data Scientist, your...

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, USA
With ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, a diverse and inclusive professional workforce of Systems Engineers builds, integrates, and optimizes complex systems and services. World-class technical professionals solve challenging systems engineering problems with unprecedented speed and scale utilizing innovative solutions. Systems engineers translate conceptual designs into technical specifications, participate in the evaluation of prototype system and software solutions, and integrate into the current architecture. Backgrounds such as hybrid-cloud, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), integrated network architecture, information technology infrastructure and hybrid-communications all have a place in the spectrum of implementations ranging from commercial/government off-the-shelf solutions to the development of new and unique technologies. SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEERS Seasoned professionals drive the Agency's largest and most...