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
Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Polygraph Examiners help ensure that only trustworthy individuals receive access to classified information by using structured polygraph examinations, including interviews and interrogations, to obtain information in making adjudicative decisions. The ideal applicant will have graduated from the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) or its predecessor polygraph school and have experience conducting polygraph examinations. The responsibilities of a Polygraph Examiner include, but are not limited to: - Applying principles and methods of physiological response assessment (e.g., polygraph assessment), including test techniques, scoring methods, and regulations - Applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, debriefing, and/or interrogation in a systematic manner - Preparing accurate and complete reports that...

National Security Agency Aurora, CO, USA
Cryptologic Engagement Officer's responsibilities include: - Developing, nurturing, and/or negotiating relationships with the DoD, Intelligence Community, Industry and foreign partners. - Operating in a collaborative and responsive environment, maximizing dynamic partner capabilities. - Assessing stakeholder needs and identifying capabilities to address those needs. - Providing timely and effective support and information sharing within appropriate legal authorities. - Identifying the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization and responding accordingly. Cryptologic Engagement Officers engage with internal and external stakeholders to deliver products; protect assets; make procurements; influence policy; protect, develop and acquire human resources; develop partnerships; and share and receive knowledge, as examples. The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant...

National Security Agency Aurora, CO, USA
Representing the breadth of professional and personal diversity, NSA STEM Technical Leaders bring vision, innovation, and passion for solving unique problems that protects our Nation daily. These leaders have experience with advanced technologies, collaboration, and moving ideas from requirements to implementation. They drive technical decisions, architectural design discussions, and systems integration within the context of their technical specialties coming from a full spectrum of backgrounds such as software development, systems engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, networking, and many more. They use their deep experience leading advancements in technology, which may be at a project or organizational level, to influence technical direction. While technical, these leaders possess skills to mediate alternative Course of Action discussions, and negotiate strategic direction across a variety of levels. These leaders know how to interpret senior leadership guidance and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Threat Analysts at NSA perform research of adversarial threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions in all appropriate intelligence sources. They analyze collected data to derive facts and projections concerning capabilities, intentions, attack approaches; Research resource allocations, motivations, tendencies, personalities; and contribute to profiling adversarial behavior with respect to identified system attacks in an operational mission context. They produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of the behavior of adversaries against target systems, technologies, operations, and missions. - Conduct target research - Merge information gathered from open source and classified sources - Monitor open and classified sources for useful information - Use knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information - Collect and provide intelligence from many different sources of information - Make analytic...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The Defense Intelligence Senior-Level (DISL) employee is known for his/her technical or professional expertise, problem-solving ability, innovative research, valuable contributions to the Agency, standing in his/her technical field, influence on management, and spearheading critical technical and professional efforts. The continuous enhancement of breadth and/or depth of these skills and knowledge is essential. THE DISL: - Serves in an official position of DISL, regardless of his/her organizational level. DISLs are technical experts with continual achievements and accomplishments in their technical field. They solve the difficult technical problems. They are leaders in concepts or theories formulated, techniques, tradecraft, methods developed, and inventions. They continuously advance the arts and sciences, and/or the legal, fiscal, or logistical fields, and they make major contributions/improvements in management and infrastructures. - Provides incisive technical...

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...

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 Aurora, CO, USA
Intelligence Analysts have the power to influence world affairs. They provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders. Intelligence Analysts seek creative analytic solutions to answer the nation's continually evolving top security questions. NSA Intelligence Analysts are hired into either a technical mission office or the Intelligence Analysis Development Program (IADP), which lasts up to three years. The IADP is designed to provide an intensive, accelerated opportunity to acquire the unique technical skills and experience needed to successfully apply knowledge and analytic ability to the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) mission and help analysts achieve core analytic competencies in accordance with the Intelligence Analysis Professional Development Standards (IAPDS). The program includes 4-5 operational tours in a variety of offices, interspersed with formal classroom and computer-based training. These...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Managers generally either (1) lead organizations at the office or division level (for large divisions), typically with subordinate division-level managers or first-line supervisors assigned to them, and/or (2) manage and direct the functions and responsibilities of a staff element (typically either at the Division level or under the general supervision of a Chief of Staff). Managers assure the effective and efficient implementation of Agency policies and directives by directing and coordinating diverse work programs through their subordinate division-level managers, first-line supervisors, and/or staff elements. They determine organizational structure; assign work both across organizational elements and to employees with diverse work roles; and manage an organization's or unit's personnel processes, including promotions, awards, staffing, hiring, resource management, performance management, etc. Managers are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their work force to create...

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
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 Aurora, CO, USA
Intelligence Analysts have the power to influence world affairs. They provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders, and seek creative solutions to answer analytical questions. Intelligence Analysts are at the forefront of implementing NSA's mission, and they do so in a variety of ways: - Research and understand foreign intelligence targets, how they operate and how they fit in the larger geo-political context - Apply new techniques and develop creative solutions to address analytic problems such as synthesizing large volumes of data and disparate sources of information - Demonstrate a firm understanding of the communications environment and technology trends of foreign intelligence targets - Craft written assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines - Work independently and collaborate effectively (both within NSA and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
As a Finance and Accounting Analyst at the NSA, you will process financial transactions to include computing entitlements such as pay, travel and contractor invoices. Responsibilities of a Finance and Accounting Analyst include, but are not limited to: - Preparing vouchers to authorize payment - Issuing checks or Electronic Funds Transfer payments - Posting certified execution documents to the NSA Finance and Accounting system - Analyzing financial transactions - Certifying availability and accountability of funds as well as entitlement for payment of claims and invoices - Preparing and certifying periodic reports on the status of appropriated funds Strong preference given to applicants with a major in Finance or Accounting. The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role in protecting our nation's security every day. The Audit, Accounting and Financial Services organization is responsible for all facets of financial...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency (NSA) may occasionally need skilled civilian retirees to augment the existing work force on high priority projects or programs. In order to fill these temporary positions quickly, we need to know who may be interested and available to return to work with us on a short notice basis as well as their skills. Retired federal government employees at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide expertise and corporate knowledge to temporarily support mission requirements, manpower shortfalls, and/or mentor the next generation of Agency employees. Salary Range: $86,335 - $170,800 U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. Due to time sensitive...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Architects to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Our architects are responsible for the technical quality of facilities, from an architectural perspective, at our headquarters and across the entire enterprise. As an Architect at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Prepare design and construction cost estimates. - Development of designs for new and renovated facilities. - Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings - Provide construction detailing - Conduct code analysis - Project management - Facilities planning As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Fire Protection Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. As a Fire Protection Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Prepare design and construction cost estimates. - Development of designs for new and renovated facilities. - Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings - Provide construction detailing - Perform engineering analysis and calculations - Conduct code analysis - Project management - Facilities planning As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific...

National Security Agency Kunia Rd, Wahiawa, HI 96786, USA
With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Electrical Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Additionally, the Installations & Logistics organization is seeking Electrical Engineers with a focus or specialty in control systems. Candidates with this specialty should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and electrical control systems, electrical power systems, Schweitzer protective relays, Real-Time Automation Controllers (RTAC) as well as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Knowledge of the protocols used by these devices including mirrored bits, Modbus, DNP, and SNMP is desired. As an Electrical Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may...

National Security Agency United States
The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Civil Engineers who specialize in Stormwater, Traffic, or Structural engineering. Our Civil Engineers solve complex mission driven facilities issues and are responsible for engineering services in the planning, design, construction, sustainment, and decommissioning life cycle of NSA facilities worldwide as part of a multi-discipline team. As a Civil Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Developing civil designs, construction plans and specifications, including design analysis, calculations, and cost estimates - Conducting field investigations or studies and writing reports - Performing Design Quality Control of in-house and A-E civil designs - Conducting inspections of projects under construction, reviewing construction submittals, answering Contractor's RFIs, and validating as-constructed drawings - Performing routine and periodic inspections of facilities and making...

National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Mechanical Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. As a Mechanical Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Prepare design and construction cost estimates. - Development of designs for new and renovated facilities. - Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings - Provide construction detailing - Perform engineering analysis and calculations - Conduct code analysis - Project management - Facilities planning As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific...

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Newly-hired mathematicians and mathematical statisticians begin their careers in the Mathematics Development Program (MDP). The goal of the three-year MDP is to provide on-the-job training in the broad range of mathematical and statistical sciences at NSA. This is primarily accomplished through 6-month tours in NSA offices of the MDP participant's choosing. Mentorship is provided for each tour and participants work on real mission problems. MDP members also study cryptologic mathematics, statistical data mining, and related subjects in courses taught by Agency experts. Participants are required to develop skills in programming and using computational resources to solve mission problems. Various short-term and long-term travel opportunities exist for interested participants but are not required. MDP members are able to take advantage of other professional development opportunities available at NSA as well. This includes continuing education opportunities and optional Agency...

National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
Are you a computer science or engineering professional? Are you interested in Cyber Security, reverse engineering? Do you enjoy CTFs? Is your idea of a good time building a robot from spare parts? Did you solve your Calculus homework using FPGAs? Are your Sunday mornings filled with bug bounty hunting? The National Security Agency is seeking highly motivated Computer Science and Engineering professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches, and research new solutions to propel our mission. As a Capabilities Development Specialist (CDS) at NSA, your job will be to develop high-priority offensive and defensive capabilities targeting the hardest-to-reach adversarial networks in the world. In defense of our Nation, we conduct innovative research and produce hardware and software tools unlike anything in the world. By joining our team, you will apply and grow your expertise to create new ways to get critical information to our national decision makers. Whether it is...