Jun 17, 2024

Computer Systems Security Manager - Mid to Experienced Level (MD, TX)

  • 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. 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 authorization process - Providing leadership, management and direction of cybersecurity activities - Advising senior leadership (e.g., Chief Information Security Officer [CISO], Authorizing Official [AO]) on risk levels, and changes affecting the organization's cybersecurity posture - Advising senior leadership of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and mission elements

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. We are looking for you to 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) or related field (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics). Degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security, Networking (Systems Administration), and Cybersecurity may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following foundational CS areas: algorithms; computer architecture (not network architecture); programming methodologies and languages; data structures; logic and computation; and upper-level mathematics. Relevant experience must be in one or more of the following: design/development of computer or information systems to include engineering hardware and/or software over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance), programming, computer systems research, reverse engineering, or computer/network security. 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). Cybersecurity Certifications (e.g., NET+, Security+, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and Certification Accreditation Professional (CAP)) may count as a total of 1 year of experience. 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 experiential learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is: - Able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to communicate effectively (both orally and written), individually and in teams - Well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - Willing to take the initiative - Willing to be innovative to achieve success Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Applying confidentiality, integrity, and availability principles - Computer systems and networking operations, concepts and protocols - Creating security processes for Agency Infrastructure Systems, adhering to standard agency security policies - Applying cybersecurity and privacy laws, regulations, policies, and ethics - Cyber threat and vulnerability mitigation - Incident response - Information assurance best practices - SSPs, SOPs, NIST, COOP, and other IT-related security policies - Risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk) - Windows and Linux systems administration within physical and virtual workstations and servers operating environments - VMware ESXi, vSphere - Applying system and security patches - Managing hardware and/or software over their lifecycle - Network configurations & security (e.g., managing firewall, routers, switches, TCP/IP, VOIP, wireless protocols) - System and network security methodologies - Vulnerability scanning and analysis

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: $92,398 - $187,662 (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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