May 16, 2024

Digital Network Exploitation Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level (MD, HI)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
Information Technology

Job Description

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 programs that combine formal training (i.e., SIGINT, discovery/analysis, and advanced cyber security) and diverse work assignments. As a Digital Network Exploitation Analyst at the NSA, responsibilities may include: - conducting analysis of metadata - conducting target analysis and research - identifying target communications within the global network - performing global network analysis and mapping - using knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information - performing exploitation and operations on target networks

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. 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. Degree must be in Computer Science (CS). Related fields (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology or Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance or Security, Networking and Telecommunications) may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following: algorithms; computer architecture or network architecture; data structures; logic and computation; and advanced mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development/analysis. In addition, relevant experience may also include engineering hardware and/or software, programming, computer/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, cybersecurity, systems engineering and/or network and system administration. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course) will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 24-week JCAC course will count as 6 months of experience). ENTRY/DEVELOPMENTAL Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. FULL PERFORMANCE 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. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. SENIOR Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. An Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is: - flexible - able to communicate effectively - able to collaborate with others Specialized skills and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Knowledge of network protocols (especially TCP/IP, VOIP, wireless protocols) - Understanding of Internet - Understanding of WAN and LAN - Vulnerability analysis - Programming experience (prefer one or more of the following: C, C++, Java, Assembly, Python)

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: $85,052- $187,662 (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).

How to apply

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