Aug 11, 2022

Research Engineer/EPSR - Entry to Experienced Level (MD)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

In a world where words like - innovative or state-of-the-art - have become commonplace, the researchers at NSA are seeking something extraordinary: to shape the future. NSA research scientists and engineers are renowned subject matter experts, consultants, inventors, collaborators, and visionaries. Opportunities to learn and advance in your field are unlimited. - Stay abreast of the latest advances in computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering. - Explore, develop and implement research approaches and advance in your technical field. - Spend time in mission areas learning what problems and challenges operators and analysts face, and then create and apply solutions to support NSA's mission. - Collaborate with national laboratories and academics at world-class universities. - Leverage NSA's Technology Transfer Program to license, develop, and commercialize technologies that meet mission goals, advance science, and foster innovation. - Publish in world-class journals and regularly attend and participate in conferences in your field of study. NSA is seeking experienced research professionals with strong electrical engineering and computer science backgrounds. If you are a subject matter expert in one or more of the following areas ' apply now and put your intelligence to work for the nation! - Experimental development of coherent measurement system for multi-qubit devices - Quantum information science device theory - Computational research in quantum information science materials and devices - Novel electromagnetics and RF technologies - Hardware trust - Trusted Computing - Integrated Photonics - Active devices for Beyond Moore's / Cryologic - Advanced computing systems - Mobile/telecom 5G and 6G technology

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 projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. Relevant experience must be performing professional engineering or physical sciences work and/or conducting academic or independent research in a technical field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and physical sciences). Experience on polymath projects (requiring multiple skills), technical publications, patent applications, and teaching are preferred. For all of the below degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* *Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Entry/Developmental (Grade: 7-9) With a professional Engineering degree, entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. With a degree in either (1) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or university or (2) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology), entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. Full Performance (Grade: 11-12) With a degree in professional Engineering, 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. With a degree in either (1) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or university or (2) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology), entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's or Doctoral degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. Senior (Grade 13-14) Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 3 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in either (1) professional Engineering, (2) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or (3) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology). Expert (Grade: 15) Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 6 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in either (1) professional Engineering, (2) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or (3) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology).

The ideal candidate is someone who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to guide and influence a broad research community, thrives on solving problems, and is able to: - Apply knowledge of mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences, and physical sciences to analyze problems and determine technical solutions - Work effectively across several different functional areas in a fast-paced, collaborative environment - Handle and prioritize multiple assignments - Synthesize information to solve complex problems

Salary Range: $74,682 - $176,300 (Entry to Expert) 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 to 1800 hrs (flexible).