National Security Agency

Meet NSA online! Currently, many of NSA’s recruitment activities are being conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NSA is providing students, recent graduates and experienced professionals with many opportunities to meet with us online. Visit NSA’s Virtual Recruitment Schedule page at http://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa/nsavirtual.html today 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!

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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 Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, 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 Fort Meade, MD, USA
Corporate Policy Officer responsibilities include: - Researching and developing policies that guide behavior and support mission objectives - Interpreting, reviewing, and coordinating Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), and National policies affecting NSA activities - Recommending official NSA positions on policies to senior leadership - Advocating, promoting, and coordinating NSA policy positions with counterparts as required in the IC, DoD, other Executive Branch agencies, Congress, and others - Advising senior leadership in the establishment of agreements with mission partners Research, develop, implement, record, review corporate policy and procedures. Partner with IC/DoD/DCI to coordinate policies and make recommendations. 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 account information...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
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: - Research and understand foreign intelligence targets, how they operate and how they fit in the larger geo-political context - Apply new techniques and develop creative solutions to address analytic problems such as synthesizing large volumes of data and disparate sources of information - Demonstrate a firm understanding of the communications environment and technology trends of foreign intelligence targets - Craft written assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines - Work independently and collaborate effectively (both within NSA and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Managers at NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their work force to create innovative solutions that support the Agency's missions. Description of the Position Managers play a vital role at NSA, they: - Manage an organizations personnel and processes, including promotions, awards, staffing, hiring, resource management, performance management, etc. - Assign work both across organizational elements and to employees with diverse work roles. - Create a learning environment that supports employees in realizing their potential. - Contribute to the Agency's strategic plan based on their understanding of the mission they lead. - Advise leadership on organizational matters, offering recommendations. - Develop and communicate strategic goals, vision, priorities, programs, and long-range plans for an organization. - Establish and maintain working relationships and networks with customers, professional colleagues internal and external to the...

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
The National Security Agency (NSA) is seeking an early or mid-career professional to work in our Environmental, Safety and Health Solutions Division as an Industrial Hygiene Consultant. As such, the incumbent serves as an Agency expert on occupational health matters. The successful candidate will be joining a group of industrial hygienists who manages programs that are recognized as models in the Intelligence Community. The Industrial Hygienist will be responsible for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, preventing, and controlling occupational health hazards and diseases; conducting health risk assessment, indoor air quality, ergonomics, asbestos, lead, radiation (ionizing and non-ionizing), respiratory protection, and noise surveys; collecting samples of dust, gases, vapors, and other potentially toxic materials for analysis; investigating adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, and other conditions that may affect employee health, comfort, or efficiency;...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
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 Engineering. Positions may be an office directly supporting a technical mission or one of three Development Programs: the Resident Signals Engineering Program (RSE), System Engineer Development Program (SEDP) or the Information Technology Development Program (ITDP). The Resident Signals Engineering Program is a 4-year technical development program focused on the collection, processing, and analysis of signals in any...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA OGC is seeking highly motivated, accomplished attorneys from diverse backgrounds with experience in practice areas such as litigation, cybersecurity and national security law, government contracts, administrative law, human resources, equal employment opportunity, government ethics, privacy and civil liberties, compliance programs, and Congressional affairs, who are interested in joining its elite team of lawyers. At NSA OGC, you will analyze cutting-edge technical and intelligence issues and will frequently provide legal advice that relates to high-profile current events affecting our national security. Attorneys working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found in the private sector or at any other government agency. You will have the opportunity to make a global impact on a daily basis as you work with other top caliber professionals at the highest levels of the Agency and across the U.S. Government. This critical...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is seeking an innovative and forward-moving professional to serve as the technical leader for the Advanced Manufacturing and Sensing (AMS) Office at the LPS College Park facility. AMS performs physical layer research in the areas of Integrated Photonics & Photonic Sensors, Novel Antennas & Sensors, Hardware Trust, Advanced Additive Manufacturing, Quantum Sensing, and Beyond Moore's Computing. Our highly skilled and degreed government scientists and engineers conduct both in-house research at world-class facilities, and external research through a wide variety of academic, national laboratory, and industry partners. LPS/AMS strongly interacts with other world-class research and development elements at national laboratories, at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and in industry to ensure the best available technical approaches are brought to bear against the most difficult problems of NSA, the IC, and DoD....

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
In a world where words like - innovative or state-of-the-art - have become commonplace, the researchers at NSA are seeking something extraordinary: to shape the future. NSA research scientists and engineers are renowned subject matter experts, consultants, inventors, collaborators, and visionaries. Opportunities to learn and advance in your field are unlimited. - Stay abreast of the latest advances in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering. - Explore, develop and implement research approaches and advance in your technical field. - Spend time in mission areas learning what problems and challenges operators and analysts face, and then create and apply solutions to support NSA's mission. - Collaborate with national laboratories and academics at world-class universities. - Leverage NSA's Technology Transfer Program to license, develop, and commercialize technologies that meet mission goals, advance science, and foster innovation. - Publish in world-class...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Information System Security Professionals at NSA play a vital role in enabling security solutions by utilizing systems engineering and systems security engineering principles in: - defining information system security requirements and functionality - designing system architectures and designs - assessing the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats - producing formal and informal reports, briefings, and direct input to the customer regarding security and functionality requirements, system architecture and security designs - conducting security engineering/hardening of the latest operating systems, tailoring them for use in the specific mission area - reviewing requests for security relevant changes on the mission infrastructures, ensuring risk is adequately mitigated - working with system owners to accredit/re-accredit critical mission systems. This position has a Cyberspace Workforce Improvement Program (CWIP) requirement. Candidates accepted to...

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 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, techniques, and systems on to NSA's infrastructure. The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for a highly motivated Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software Administrator. At the Agency, MES Software Administrators provide real time software support required in a manufacturing environment. They deploy and maintain a multitude of computer aided design and manufacturing software packages needed for the...

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. Digital Network Exploitation Analysts employ computer science skills to perform discovery and target technology analysis of digital network and mobile communications. NSA's development programs help employees enhance their skills and improve their understanding of a specific discipline. The programs are generally three years long and feature rotational tours throughout the Agency. Designed for entry to mid-level employees, development program participants are...

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. Database Managers at the NSA 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. We are...

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. 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. 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 develop technologies and tools and be a...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Project Director responsibilities may include: - Developing and overseeing project plans - Performing resource management - Developing and tracking schedules - Monitoring performance goals and mitigating risks - Providing quality assurance oversight - Leading/mentoring junior staff - Creating and sustaining a strong customer focus - Collaborating with others to accomplish goals - Presenting project status and informational briefs Project Directors supply timely, accurate, and relevant information to assist senior leadership, customers, and/or management in making decisions. They contribute to the management of a project in technical, development, business, and operational functional organizations. The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in project management (e.g., planning, resource management, scheduling, and tracking/oversight) in a subject matter related...

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. Description of Position Computer Systems Security Managers at the NSA play a vital role in maintaining the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the Agency computing infrastructure. As a Computer Systems Security Manger, 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,...

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. Digital Network Exploitation Analysts employ computer science skills to perform discovery and target technology analysis of digital network and mobile communications. Digital Network Exploitation Analysts are hired into positions directly supporting a technical mission office or an Agency Development Program. Both the Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA) Development Program (DDP) and the Intrusion Analyst Skill Development Program (IASDP) are 3 year...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The tremendous complexity of NSA's mission requires world-class researchers, scientists, programmers and engineers who work in artificial intelligence, high performance computing, hardware and software reverse engineering, information technology infrastructure, data science, software engineering, architectures, computer security and networking, among others. NSA researchers invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology, ultimately providing technical capabilities necessary to execute the Agency's critical mission. NSA Researcher Scientists are actively expanding the boundaries of what can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-machine teaming, software reverse engineering, and high performance computing. Our experts generalize mission problems, advance the scientific state-of-the-art to solve the problem, and work with other NSA organizations to get solutions in front of mission users and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Software/Hardware Project Managers deliver software and/or hardware products and services by determining needs, assessing and tracking system requirements and project statuses. They are responsible for identifying and tracking milestones, planning, allocating resources, and projecting and tracking costs and schedules. They articulate vital project statuses to senior leadership, decision makers, and stakeholders in the form of briefings and written reports. Software/Hardware Project Mangers play a vital role by: 1. engaging with customers to identify needs and develop requirements 2. assessing and tracking system requirements and project status 3. identifying and tracking project milestones 4. planning and allocating resources 5. projecting and tracking costs and schedules 6. articulating project status to decision makers and stakeholders NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
- Analyze problems and determine procedures required to solve technical problems; - Create computer algorithms, data models, and protocols; - Identify new applications of known techniques; - Analyze data, algorithms, and communication protocols using mathematical/statistical methods; - Develop and apply mathematical or computational methods and lines of reasoning; - Design, develop and debug software solutions; - Create and maintain documentation on research processes, analyses and/or the results; - Write logical and accurate technical reports to communicate ideas across the enterprise; - Effectively instruct, mentor, and support the professional development of colleagues in the areas of technical expertise. NSA's Mathematics Research Group conducts world-class mathematical research with the objective of developing new and innovative techniques and technologies to support our Signals Intelligence and Cybersecurity missions, as well as the broader Intelligence Community (IC). We...