Aug 08, 2022

Digital Network Exploitation Analyst - Development Programs - Entry to Mid-Level (Ft. Meade, MD)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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 afforded the opportunity to receive tailored training, often with a cohort, and multiple assignments across Agency Directorates to develop skills and experience to ground their career at the NSA. Applicants will be considered for one of the following NSA's Development Programs: DDP - Digital Network Exploitation Analyst Development Program IASDP - Intrusion Analyst Skill Development Program For additional information on these development programs please visit: As a Digital Network Exploitation Analyst at the NSA, responsibilities may include: - conducting analysis of metadata - conducting target analysis and research - identifying target communications within the global network - performing global network analysis and mapping - using knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information - performing exploitation and operations on target networks

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 part of cutting edge innovations; join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals!

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Computer Science (CS). Related fields (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology or Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance or Security, Networking and Telecommunications) may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following: algorithms; computer architecture or network architecture; data structures; logic and computation; and advanced mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development/analysis. In addition, relevant experience may also include engineering hardware and/or software, programming, computer/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, cybersecurity, systems engineering and/or network and system administration. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course) will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 24-week JCAC course will count as 6 months of experience). Entry Level (Grade: 7-9) Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. 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. Full Performance (Grade: 11-12) 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. 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.

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is: - flexible - able to communicate effectively - able to collaborate with others Specialized skills and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Knowledge of network protocols (especially TCP/IP, VOiP, wireless protocols) - Understanding of Internet - Understanding of WAN and LAN - Vulnerability analysis - Programming experience (prefer one or more of the following: C, C++, Java, Assembly, Python)

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. Salary Range: $74,682 - $116,788 (Entry - Full Performance) On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Applicants should be aware that some of these jobs support 24/7 operations based on mission requirements and shift schedules may vary to include night shift.