Nov 22, 2021

Business Technologist - Entry to Experienced Level (Ft. Meade, MD)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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. In support of the Agency as a whole, the Business Analysis group leverages financial analytic tools to facilitate data collection management, data analysis, advanced analytic studies tool development, metrics, and forecasting. This organization provides cost/financial data and analyses to enable senior leader resource decision making. Description of Position As a Business Technologist, you will perform predictive and prescriptive data analyses to enable decision making by senior NSA leaders. Business Technologist responsibilities include: - Employing some combination (2 or more) of analysis, computer science, mathematics, and software engineering skills to devise strategies for extracting meaning and value from large datasets. - Through analytic modeling, scripting, and/or programming, develop and implement qualitative and quantitative methods for characterizing large datasets in various states of organization, cleanliness and structure. - Reviewing the nature and quality of cost data sources and evaluate their relevance to analyses; recommending action for improvement and use of sources. - Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements and, conversely, assist others with drawing appropriate conclusions from the analysis of such data. - Effectively communicate complex technical information to non-technical audiences through varied visualization and presentation methods. - Design analytic tables, reports and dashboards using business intelligence tools and platforms.

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. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance, and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation.

Salary Range: $60,129 - $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 account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, and financial reporting); computer programming; and/or using computer software tools (e.g., data base management systems, business-related tools). Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level I is preferred. Salary Range: $72,750 - $113,362 (Full Performance) *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 provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, or financial reporting); computer programming; and/or using computer software tools (e.g., data base management systems). Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred. Salary Range: $103,690 - $159,286 (Senior) *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 provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in a Business Field (e.g., Program Management, Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Economics) or a Technical Field (e.g., Engineering, Systems Management, Computer Science, and Information Technology). Relevant experience must be in business or finance (e.g., economic analysis, managerial cost accounting, business modeling, data warehousing, or financial reporting), and can also include financial (or business related) computer programming. Formal or informal supervisory experience is required. Experience with DoD and IC sponsored programs and Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred.

Description of Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills and is: - adaptable - detail-oriented - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - adept at manipulating large data sets Knowledge and experience in the following areas is desired: - Managing complex projects with multiple tasks and milestones - Manipulating large data sets - Data analysis to include forecasting and trend analysis - Data visualization tools - Financial or business-related computer programming (e.g., Python, SQL, R) - Microsoft Office suite of tools plus add-ons (e.g., Power BI, Power Query/Pivot, Tableau)

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.