National Security Agency

There is a Place for You at NSA

Whatever expertise you bring to our team at the National Security Agency, your unique skills will play a role in protecting our families, friends, communities, service members, and ultimately, the nation.

All Roles are Mission Critical

NSA’s SIGINT mission collects intelligence about our foreign adversaries. Our cybersecurity mission safeguards critical U.S. information. Both of these duties demand a team of technical experts as well as business and HR professionals, linguists, intelligence analysts, communications specialists and more. We have career opportunities in 17 different fields, so there is truly something for everyone.

When You Take Care of the Nation, The Nation Takes Care of You

NSA supports its diverse workforce through benefits and opportunities that foster both work-life balance and career development. Along with a fantastic federal benefits package and a generous amount of paid time off, we also offer flexible schedules, relocation assistance, robust well-being services and countless opportunities to advance your career through training and mentorship.

There is Job Security in Protecting National Security

NSA’s work isn’t subject to market volatility or economic downturns. The threats to our nation never stop ­– and neither do we.

Visit IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA to learn about our mission and how you can have a rewarding career that safeguards the country’s future ­– and your own.

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 - Performing reconciliations of reporting and accounting entries - 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...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, 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 Fort Meade, MD, 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 Fort Meade, MD, 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
Do you want to be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cybersecurity posture; do you want to do work you can't do anywhere else? Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovative Cybersecurity and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you! Configuration Managers/Configuration Controllers provide the overall configuration management (CM) environment and infrastructure and provide administrative direction, oversight, and discipline over the life cycle of both hardware and software configuration items on developmental and operational systems. They verify that engineering documentation is received in the proper format and that complete, accurate, legible changes are properly incorporated in a timely fashion. Configuration Managers/Configuration Controllers perform a broad spectrum of duties and: - Develop or modify CM plans, policies, and procedures tailored to the complexity and scope of the system - Use or...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM * Applications and resumes for the Cooperative Education Program are now being accepted online. Deadline to apply is 31 March 2024. Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security (technical track), Data Science, or Mathematics. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment, and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Computer Science majors explore high-tech opportunities such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM - LANGUAGE * Applications and resumes for the Cooperative Education Program are now being accepted online. Deadline to apply is 31 March 2024. Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in a language-focused majors including Chinese and Russian. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Language Analysts work directly with the original written or spoken foreign language, determine the relevance of the intelligence collected, research it, analyze it, and put it into context for dissemination to national-level...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency is home to the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community, employing visionary scientists with backgrounds in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. Our scientists push the boundaries of science and develop revolutionary ideas that provide our Nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries, and we want you to be a part of our team. The NSA collaborates with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines and identify areas for investment that are critical to the success of our mission. Working together, we develop new ideas that have significant impacts, and we have fun doing it. We're looking for talented Cryogenic Engineers to improve and develop cryogenic engineering processes. This includes design, fabrication, implementation, and commissioning of vacuum cryostats, magnets, and other...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Do you want to build Cyber capabilities and capacity to enable national security operations? Do you want to be at the forefront of Cyber defense, tackling a complex mission to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow? If so, NSA is the place for you! Cryptographic Vulnerability Analysts play a critical role in enabling security solutions by: - identifying vulnerabilities of and attacks to cryptographic systems - comparing and contrasting various cryptographic attack techniques - producing formal and informal reports, briefings and perspectives - analyzing data using mathematical/statistical methods - conducting security evaluations - developing countermeasures to address cryptographic vulnerabilities - designing, evaluating or modifying encryption schemes or algorithm The ideal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytic, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can: - motivated - flexible - innovative - work effectively across in diverse...

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. Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
At NSA Data Science is a broad field, and a team effort, spanning all the expertise needed to derive value from data. As a Data Scientist, you will uses elements of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and application-specific knowledge to gather, make, and communicate principled conclusions from data. You will employ your mathematical science, computer science, and quantitative analysis skills to develop solutions to complex data problems and take full advantage of NSA's capabilities to tackle the highest priority challenges. Responsibilities include: - Exploring data analysis and model-fitting to reveal data features of interest - Using the machine-learned predictive modeling - Constructing usable data sets from multiple sources to meet customer needs - Identifying and analyzing anomalous data (including metadata) - Developing conceptual design and models to address mission requirements - Developing qualitative and quantitative methods for characterizing datasets in...

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. Digital Network Exploitation Analysts employ computer science skills to perform discovery and target technology analysis of digital network and mobile communications. Digital Network Exploitation Analysts are hired into positions directly supporting a technical mission office or an Agency Development Program. Both the Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA) Development Program (DDP) and the Intrusion Analyst Skill Development Program (IASDP) are 3 year...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
NSA stays at the forefront of Cybersecurity. Backed by a talented cadre of capabilities development specialists, NSA operates innovative solutions to gather foreign Intelligence via Computer Network Exploitation. Analysts will receive expert and specialized training on state of the art tools and capabilities. A full career track that covers beginner to expert development paths awaits those that wish to join NSA's mission. Additionally, there are opportunities to receive specialized pay at specific milestones. As an Exploitation Analyst you will: - Analyze all-source data to evaluate foreign target opportunities - Understand and evaluate foreign target network - Develop strategies against those foreign target networks - Partner with operators to conduct operations against foreign networks - Inform defensive cyber operations through intelligence collection - Work with a diverse team across the Intelligence Community to satisfy critical questions from policy makers, our military...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency is home to the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community, employing visionary scientists with backgrounds in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. Our scientists push the boundaries of science and develop revolutionary ideas that provide our Nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries, and we want you to be a part of our team. The NSA collaborates with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines and identify areas for investment that are critical to the success of our mission. Working together, we develop new ideas that have significant impacts, and we have fun doing it. We're looking for talented Fabrication/Manufacturing Engineers to guide research on the design, fabrication, implementation, and commissioning of vacuum cryostats, magnets, and other experimental cryogenic systems....

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Master Planning is a continuous analytical process that involves evaluation of factors affecting the present and future physical development and operation of real property resources (land, facilities, and infrastructure). With an ever-increasing workforce and constantly evolving technology, NSA's Installations & Logistics organization needs highly motivated Facilities Planners to develop and manage thoughtful and thorough short-term and long-range plans that deliver efficient and effective real property resources to support the Agency's global mission. As a Facilities Planner, your responsibilities may include: - Leading master planning processes and the development of associated products. Master planning processes include, but are not limited to, facilitating the development of vision/goals and requirements, evaluating alternatives, guiding the selection of a preferred alternative, and monitoring the need to amend plans. - Leading large teams of both government and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency employs a diverse workforce that plays a critical role in protecting our nation's security every day. The NSA is seeking individuals with relevant Intelligence Community (IC) experience to support our mission. Previous NSA employees are highly encouraged to apply to this job posting. Applicants to this advertisement will be considered against the two skill areas that they chose in the screening questions and will be required to meet all applicable minimum qualifications. To determine the minimum qualifications associated with a particular vacancy, please review the relevant vacancy announcement. Retired Federal government employees are encouraged to apply directly to the Retired Federal Government Employees job posting 1194674 so that we can consider your application as a reemployed annuitant. In addition, we suggest you contact the Office of Personnel Management should you have any questions regarding the impact of reemployment on your current...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Information System Security Professionals at NSA play a vital role in Security Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Software Development Security, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, Asset Security, and Security and Risk Management: - Defining information system security requirements and functionality - Designing system architectures, modeling, and network designs - Ability to implement systems engineering principles/methodology - Assessing the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats - Producing formal and informal reports, briefings, and direct input to the customer regarding security and functionality of requirements, system architecture, application security, and security planning - Understanding concepts, principles, structure and standards used to design, implement, monitor and secure operating systems, equipment, networks, applications and controls to enforce levels of confidentiality, integrity...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency is home to the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community, employing visionary scientists with backgrounds in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. Our scientists push the boundaries of science and develop revolutionary ideas that provide our Nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries, and we want you to be a part of our team. The NSA collaborates with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines and identify areas for investment that are critical to the success of our mission. Working together, we develop new ideas that have significant impacts, and we have fun doing it. We're looking for talented Integration Engineers to direct research in cryogenic devices, advanced communication, sensing, and computer technologies. As an Integration Engineer, you will: - Perform test...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
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. Microelectronics Engineers utilize electrical, computer, mechanical, and materials engineering knowledge and skills to design, assemble, test, analyze and qualify the next generation of electronics hardware in support of the NSA mission. The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for three types of Microelectronics positions: Microelectronics Package Design Engineer, Microelectronics Process Engineer, and Microelectronics Technology Engineer. 1. A Microelectronics Package Design Engineer is focused on developing advanced microelectronics systems through the design of custom...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency is home to the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community, employing visionary scientists with backgrounds in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. Our scientists push the boundaries of science and develop revolutionary ideas that provide our Nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries ' and we want you to be a part of our team. The NSA collaborates with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines and identify areas for investment that are critical to the success of our mission. Working together, we develop new ideas that have significant impacts ' and we have fun doing it. We're looking for talented Mixed Signals Engineers to direct research to design and test beyond state-of-the-art analog and digital circuits to contribute to our ever-growing research mission. These candidates...

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...