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 Analysts at the NSA play a vital role in providing computer support to achieve core NSA mission objectives by actively managing the functioning enterprise computer systems. As an Operational Computer Systems Analyst at NSA, responsibilities may include: - planning and coordinating the installation, testing, operating, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software systems - monitoring and maintaining computer system or network hardware or software applications - applying and managing the software designed to update or fix problems with a computer program or its supporting data - responding to customer requests for assistance, information, products or services - resolving customer concerns, problems, and complaints
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. ENTRY/DEVELOPMENTAL Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and either: (1) one year of relevant experience or (2) relevant certification (e.g., Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Red Hat Certified Engineer, CompTIA, A+). Experience must be in one or more of the following: systems administration, application administration, information technology support, or information technology management. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in a Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field. Technical/vocational or military training certificate in a computer-related field is an acceptable substitute for the Associate Degree. Relevant experience must be in one or more of the following: systems administration, application administration, information technology support, or information technology management. Relevant certification can substitute for 1 year of experience. SENIOR Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in a Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field. Technical/vocational or military training certificate in a computer-related field is an acceptable substitute for the Associate Degree. Relevant experience must be in one or more of the following: systems administration, application administration, information technology support, or information technology management. Relevant certification can substitute for 1 year of experience.
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for experiential learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is: - willing to take the initiative - innovative - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to communicate effectively (both orally and written) - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - network administration - system administration - Windows, LINUX and/or UNIX - virus detection and prevention - scripting languages (e.g., Bash)
Pay: 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: $32,589 - $145,617 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).
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