National Security Agency

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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 https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA/

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
As an Accountant at the NSA, you will be instrumental in administering and potentially remediating a wide array of critical accounting work streams, using the PeopleSoft financial system. Responsibilities of an Accountant include, but are not limited to: - Authorizing, recording, classifying, and summarizing economic events - Recording and analyzing complex non-routine transactions - Monitoring financial systems operations for legal compliance and internal control purposes - Preparing reports on financial status and operations for external oversight authorities - Using managerial accounting systems to help decision makers manage cost and measure performance - Recording, evaluating, and remediating general property, plant, and equipment *Please note that 24 semester credit hours in accounting is required to be considered for this position and will be validated during the hiring process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to upload their transcripts.*...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
At NSA, mathematics and statistics are core disciplines present in every aspect of our mission: 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. Mathematicians and Mathematical Statisticians contribute across our mission by bringing both subject matter expertise and creative, critical thinking. A wide range of technical expertise finds a natural fit at NSA including, but not limited to, fields of algebra, combinatorics, Fourier analysis, operations research, graph analytics, regression, machine learning, exploratory data analysis, stochastic processes, statistical modeling, forecasting, and cryptography. Diversity is a key for NSA mission success. We solve our hardest problems and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONS As an Applied Social Scientist, you will work with other industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologists, strategic consultants, data scientists, and human capital professionals to oversee and develop initiatives focusing on talent acquisition, development and retention. Applied Social Scientists use social science research methods to explore and address issues around organizational and program effectiveness. They develop solutions and provide data informed recommendations to enhance the way NSA does business. Applied Social Scientists work across the NSA performing one or more of the functions below. PRE-EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION Applied Social Scientists focusing on pre-employment assessment and selection use their skills in psychometrics, assessments, and employee selection to develop assessment solutions supporting hiring at NSA. Specific activities may include: - Lead and conduct projects developing, validating, revising, and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts oversight of the NSA mission. Within the OIG, the Audit branch performs independent audits and related reviews of Agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards, designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards and to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness. Description of Position(s) The Audit branch has three functions: Financial, Performance, Cyber/IT. Auditor (Financial) As an Auditor in the Financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's Financial Statements and related financial activities. Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Financial branch include: - Assisting in the performance of complex and comprehensive audits of NSA financial statements and NSA financial operations - Overseeing the planning and execution of financial audits contracted to an independent public accounting firm to perform the...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
As a Business Consultant, you will perform predictive and prescriptive data analyses to enable decision making by senior NSA leaders. Business Consultant responsibilities include: - Evaluating the nature and quality of cost data sources and their relevance to analyses; recommending improvements to and use of data sources. - Devising strategies for extracting meaning and value from requirements documentation and/or large datasets. - Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements. - Employing analytic tools, templates, and processes to provide management with viable alternatives for informed decision-making, including, but not limited to, trend and forecast analysis, cost analysis, and gap analysis. - Supporting strategic business planning and decision-making, to include drawing appropriate conclusions, from detailed, data-based analyses. - Effectively communicating complex technical information and analysis through...

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, USA
Business Financial Managers work as part of a team that handles a wide range of budgetary tasks involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers. This area of business is concerned primarily with the total financial affairs of an organization, department, or program and the translation of actions past, present, and proposed into meaningful and relevant information for use in management. NSA is seeking passionate Business Management and Acquisition professionals to work as Business Financial Managers (BFM). The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Business or a related field (e.g., Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Business Administration, or Public Administration) with at least 24 semester credit hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial marketing, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Human Resources Group, specifically Employee Assistance Services (EAS), is seeking several Clinical Professional Counselors. The Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) selected by Employee Assistance Services will support the NSA mission by providing psychological treatment for civilians, military service members and their spouses, as well as possibly conducting workplace consultations when supporting leadership with managerial issues. The Clinical Professional Counselor will perform clinical intake assessments, followed by brief therapy (8-10 sessions), within individual, couples or group modalities. On-call and emergency response is required to address employees who are at risk of harm to themselves or others. Psychoeducational classes on topics such as depression, stress reduction, suicide awareness and prevention, and deployment are included in the scope of work. Workplace consultations will focus on identifying and mitigating individual and organizational issues as well...

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, USA
The National Security Agency (NSA), America's premier cryptologic organization, is seeking experienced, doctoral-level Clinical Psychologists. The successful candidates will join one of three distinct teams; all multidisciplinary requiring flexibility within a dynamic work environment. (1) Psychological Services - Assessment The selected individual will apply professional psychological knowledge and skills to conduct mission-related risk assessments, consultations, and trainings. These functions play a vital role in assisting internal customers with making security, suitability and/or management decisions. Specific job duties may include: (a) assessment of applicants, employees and affiliates; (b) consultation to security regarding security clearances and other adjudicative decisions; (c) selection of individuals for sensitive/high-risk assignments; (d) screening of civilian and military personnel for pre- and post-deployment processing; and (e) consultation to supervisors and...

National Security Agency Aurora, CO, USA
In support of the collection of operational data to support SIGINT and Cybersecurity missions, Cryptologic Collection Professionals (Collection Managers, Collection Data Managers, Collection Officers, and Collection Targeting & Compliance Managers) ensure the timely delivery of collected operational data to customer databases via processing and distribution channels. Responsibilities include: - Collaborating with customers, collection managers, developers, and analysts to monitor and troubleshoot operational data processing paths - Identifying processing trends, new developments and customer requirements that may affect the access of collected operational data and/or the operational capabilities of existing and future collection and processing systems - Complying with requirements to protect customer data from inadvertent release to unauthorized consumers by filtering data and managing distribution tables and rules - Maintaining and providing metrics on forwarding and...

National Security Agency Wahiawa, HI, USA
In support of the SIGINT Collection mission, Collection System Architect Professionals ensure the timely delivery of collected international data to customer databases via processing and distribution channels. - Collaborating with customers, collection managers, developers, and analysts to monitor and troubleshoot international processing paths - Identifying processing trends, new developments and customer requirements that may affect the access of collected international data and/or the operational capabilities of existing and future collection and processing systems - Complying with requirements to protect data for release to authorized recipients through filtering, distribution tables, and rules - Maintaining and providing metrics on forwarding and distribution of various types of collected international data Collection Systems Architect aids in designing future and enhancing current capabilities that access targets of interest, correct collection gaps, and improve...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
With the ever-increasing technological complexities in the world of supercomputers, we need talented computer and electrical engineers to be part of our team architecting, designing and verifying the next generation of high performance computing solutions (HPCS) that will support of our mission. Our goal is to provide supercomputers of the highest quality to ensure the success of the NSA and its partners. The areas of responsibility may include one or more of the following: - Accelerating application performance using Register Transfer Level (RTL) design - Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) firmware development and integration - RTL design closure using logic simulation, functional verification, synthesis, and timing analysis - Printed Circuit Board (PCB) logic design, simulation and test - PCB layout - Signal Integrity / Power Integrity - Commercial systems acquisition and contracting - Create and maintain documentation on technical information - Operate...

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, USA
Computer Network Defense Analysts work in multiple organizations at NSA and are primarily responsible for finding vulnerabilities, delivering analyses, crafting mitigations, developing cybersecurity products, and educating our customers to prevent and eradicate the cyber threats to the Defense Industrial Base, critical infrastructures and U.S. National Security Systems - to include NSA's own information systems and networks assets. They apply technical expertise to provide computer network defense capabilities, continuous monitoring, technical analysis, situational awareness, and incident response for the highest classified capabilities, systems, and data in our Nation. Depending on their experience and preferences, Computer Network Defense Analysts are hired into positions directly supporting a technical Cybersecurity mission office or into a development program like the Intrusion Analyst Skill Development Program (IASDP) or the Cybersecurity Operations Development Program...

National Security Agency Augusta, GA, USA
Computer Systems Architects at NSA use commercial and government developed hardware, software, networking, and security products to: - drive information technology projects - produce compliance results for established project requirements and IT architecture - modernize IT architecture through analysis of research and introducing changes based on evolving project requirements - integrate industry trends, emerging technologies and standards, and new vendor features - collaborate with experts in technical and application teams to identify, evaluate, and recommend technical solutions to support project requirements - define and analyze data requirements, mapping legacy data stores and formats to logical and physical data models - propose standard ways for information transport between IT systems and stored within corporate knowledge databases - perform architectural alignment of the enterprise logical data model and physical data models NSA is in search of Computer Science...

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. Computer Systems Security Managers (CSSMs) at the NSA play a vital role in maintaining the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the Agency computing infrastructure. As a CSSM 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, evaluating and supporting the security...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Contracting specialists at NSA acquire commercial goods and services that allow the agency to collect foreign intelligence and protect national security systems. From purchasing comfortable kennels for NSA's working dogs to acquiring the latest and greatest computer technology, contracting professionals are the only people authorized to buy goods and services on NSA's behalf. NSA is looking for Contracting Specialists who can administer and manage contracts. As a Contracting Specialist administering contracts, responsibilities include: - Designing acquisition strategies to meet the government's needs through the most appropriate contracting method - Conducting market research - Preparing and issuing Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) - Evaluating proposals from potential contractors/vendors - Negotiating contract terms with selected contractors/vendors - Evaluating procurements to ensure compliance with funding, legal, and program...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
As a Contracting Specialist at NSA, responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Designing acquisition strategies to meet the government's needs through the most appropriate contracting method - Conducting market research - Preparing and issuing Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) - Evaluating proposals from potential contractors/vendors - Negotiating contract terms with selected contractors/vendors - Evaluating procurements to ensure compliance with funding, legal, and program requirements - Preparing and awarding contracts with supporting documentation in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and NSA policy - Administering contracts to include issuing modifications, monitoring performance, and ensuring payment is issued - Solving complex and unique challenges that arise throughout the life of a contract - Implementing best practices and processes - Communicating program successes and issues with...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Represent NSA to corporate America and maintain a presence in the executive boardrooms of major Information and Telecommunications (IT) technology partner companies. Build and manage an effective, coherent and dynamic Agency-level strategy to engage the IT industry. Develop long-term strategic and corporate views of industrial partnerships; provide expert independent advice and guidance to organizational managers on technical issues within an area of expertise; accomplish ad hoc research, reports and assignments relating to their area of expertise; maintain cognizance of equities relating to the Agency's core missions, represent both these equities in corporate strategies; maintain cognizance of the Agency's business plan; team with Intelligence Community partners, DoD, other federal agencies, and foreign partners on strategic goals with IT industry, to coordinate objectives, and advance missions and/or national interests. Corporate Alliance Manager responsibilities include: -...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Would you like to work for the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community? If so, let's talk! NSA employs scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. We collaborate with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines, advance core capabilities, and seek out and develop revolutionary ideas that will provide our nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries. At the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS), you will have incredible opportunities with high visibility to work on investigating and designing large-scale high performance computing systems, focusing on computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and transforming computing beyond Moore's Law. You will be a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team of physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce. The NSA/CSS Cryptanalysis Development Program (CADP) is designed to produce professional cryptanalysts through an intensive, structured program of formal training courses and diverse work assignments. The CADP is a three-year development program where participants complete five (5) tours of duty in cryptanalytic offices, attend six (6) required courses, and choose at least three (3) elective courses. After completion, they are then placed in a technical mission office to use their cryptanalytic skills. Cryptanalysts at the NSA monitor and detect problems in data flow or collection to ensure collection quality. They analyze garbled intercepts by using processing skills and techniques, conduct analysis of signals and/or cryptographic data, and use that knowledge to diagnose and exploit encrypted material. They also debug and test software programs. The selected individual will work in a dynamic environment...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Apply in-depth knowledge of the joint planning process to develop detailed Operational Plans and Orders supporting COCOM Cyberspace Operations' requirements. Use Joint, Service and Interagency planning and operational experience to conduct strategic and operational level planning across the full range of military operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. Develop and maintain deliberate and crisis plans. Collaborate with Cyber Operators to identify and levy requirements for intelligence collection and analysis, participate in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of complex cyber missions. Has sufficient technical knowledge to understand cyber capabilities, target vulnerabilities, and effects. Collaborate with Cyber Operators, Analysts, and RDT&E Engineers to gain access and technical intelligence to meet planning objectives. Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission...

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...