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 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 National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role in protecting our nation's security every day. The Audit, Accounting and Financial Services organization is responsible for all facets of financial reporting for the National Security Agency. We rely on the skills of our accounting and financial analysis professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. FINANCE & ACCOUNTING ANALYST As a Finance and Accounting Analyst at the...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA's Not-So-Secret Mission The National Security Agency (NSA) protects and defends the security of the Nation by providing our partners and national decision makers with critical information from cyber threats and foreign signals intelligence. We match an expert workforce with top-notch technology to obtain insight into our adversaries' plans and capabilities and, ultimately, save lives, inform national policy, protect U.S. secrets, and outmaneuver those who would do us harm. How You Can Contribute Are you an emerging or seasoned analyst with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight? Do you routinely visit network security websites, attend technical conferences, or maintain your own network? Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure and advance your career, all while enjoying all of the outstanding benefits of federal service? Threat Analysts at NSA perform research of adversarial threats posed to various systems, technologies,...

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...

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 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...

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-increasing technological complexities in the world of Microelectronics, we need talented Microelectronics Engineers to be part of our team designing, assembling, testing, and qualifying the next generation of electronics hardware in support of our mission. Our goal is to provide microelectronics services of the highest quality to ensure the success of the Agency's mission. Microelectronic Engineers utilize electrical, computer, mechanical, and materials engineering knowledge and skills to design, assemble, test, analyze and qualify the next...

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 Engineering Specialists/Technicians to help build, install, modify, repair and/or test electronic equipment. We have opportunities at our NSA Headquarters as well as a few in our NSA Hawaii regional center. The responsibilities of an Engineering Specialist/Technician may include: - Installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and/or repairing of equipment and systems in accordance with applicable standards and processes. - Performing rack, stack, and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA is home to 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) offers a unique environment where university, industry, and federal government scientists collaborate on research in quantum and cryogenic devices, advanced communication, sensing, and computer technologies. To learn more about LPS, visit: https://www.lps.umd.edu. LPS has a number of unique positions available where your skills and expertise can make a difference. Each position is described in more...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
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 communications for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to classified national security systems. The need to maintain our core technical workforce is vital to provide the capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. The increased complexity in supporting the mission requires world class researchers, analysts, programmers, and developers working together in order to design and develop advanced tools, techniques, and systems. * *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 for...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect the nation. Our mission requires a strong offense and steadfast defense. The offense collects and processes foreign signals, and disseminates vital information for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents and eradicates cyber threats to U.S. national security systems and critical infrastructure. 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....

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA Overview 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. In order to ensure that operations occur within the established laws, authorities, policies and directives, NSA has built a robust compliance office and program to meet this goal. Do you want to help protect national security by ensuring operations occur in a compliant manner? If so, a Compliance Officer job may be right for you! Compliance Officers develop and implement comprehensive mission compliance solutions to keep NSA's activities consistent with the laws, policies, and procedures designed to protect privacy during mission operations. They support the development, implementation, and monitoring of a mission compliance program that includes internal control activities, risk assessments, standards and procedures, awareness and training, and verification and assessment to ensure compliance with...

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 getting access to sensitive or classified national security information. 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 Position The National Security Agency's (NSA) Office of HR Strategies and Program Design seeks a mid-level Compensation Analyst for a full-time position. The incumbent will work as part of an internal group of human capital consultants to design compensation strategies, programs, and processes as part of an integrated approach to talent management....

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 of classified national security information. Signals Analysis is a technical discipline that seeks to identify the purpose, content and user(s) of signals. Given today's rapidly evolving global communication, the NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce of Signals Analysts who are a vital part in maintaining our technical capabilities to use the most sophisticated means to recover, understand, exploit and derive intelligence from all manner of foreign signals. Depending on education and experience, the following opportunities will apply: The NSA/CSS...

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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. These...

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...

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 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...

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 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. Operational Computer Systems Analyst at...

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...

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 National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. We are seeking passionate Business Management and Acquisition professionals to work as Business Financial Managers (BFM). Responsibilities of a Business Financial Manager...

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 of classified national security information. HR Generalist and HR Technical Specialists provide vital support to the overall mission and employees of the NSA by providing front-line HR services. Description of Position: HR Generalist HR Generalist As a HR Generalist, you will be part of a team that provides front-line HR services by interpreting and applying HR policies and other support-related policies, and regulations. Responsibilities of a HR Generalist include, but are not limited to: ' Advising on a full spectrum of HR topics ' Implement HR policies and programs ' Provide...

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 or classified national security information. Enabling Support Specialists assist leadership in specialized areas such as training, manpower, space, visits, property management, security, budgeting, and policy for mission organizations. Description of the Position The NSA/CSS Cybersecurity Operations Center's (NCSOC) Mission Assurance Team is seeking an experienced, well-organized and collaborative leader to serve as Access Manager. As the Access Manager, you will directly support the cybersecurity mission by leveraging operational expertise to enable mission and strategic...

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 offensive mission component collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defensive mission component prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The need to maintain our core RF Engineering competency is vital to providing the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. With the rapid evolution of RF communications, NSA requires a highly talented, diverse and technically focused workforce responsible for designing, developing and deploying systems ranging from short-term and small form-factor to long-term and large-scale; and many combinations in-between. Maintaining our competency requires world class engineers, researchers and...