Oct 27, 2020

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Technical Leader - Experienced Level (Fort Meade and Georgia Locations)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
Seasonal Government

Job Description

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs STEM Technical Leaders to manage and direct technical projects, programs, research or workgroups. STEM Technical Leaders leverage their expertise from a variety of areas (e.g., computer science, systems engineering, infrastructure and logistics, among others) to effectively and efficiently deliver the products and services that protect the nation. STEM Technical Leaders are hired into positions supporting a broad range of specialized skills including serve as a subject matter expert (SME) in Computer Science, Engineering/Physical Science, Networking/Telecommunications, Cyber, Math, or related field (e.g., Information Assurance, Computer Security). As a STEM Technical Leader at the NSA, you responsibilities may include: - identifying and assessing organizational, business, or user needs, constraints, and requirements as they relate to the system, process, or structure being designed. - analyzing problems to determine technical solutions. - conducting reviews to validate functional, operational, or user requirements - recommending architectures and procedures required to solve technical problems - developing functional, operational, or user requirements - identifying existing and new products, technologies, techniques, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems

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.

Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $93,822 - $140,146 (Senior) - NSA Georgia *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. -For Engineering & Physical Science, Mathematics, and Cryptanalysis disciplines, 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. For Computer Science, Cyber, and Networking & Telecommunications, 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 also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. -Degree must be in Computer Science, Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, or a related STEM technical field (e.g., Computer Security, Networking, Information Technology, or Computer Information Systems). -For engineering degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework in at least 5 of 18 subject areas in Engineering & Physical Science. -Relevant experience must be in leading technical projects, research or workgroups; technical analysis. Must have demonstrated experience as a subject matter expert (SME) within the technical discipline related to the position in which the candidate is applying. Salary Range: $142,701 - $170,800 (Expert) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $126,810 - $164,858 (Expert) - NSA Georgia *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. -For Engineering & Physical Science, Mathematics, and Cryptanalysis disciplines, entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. For Computer Science, Cyber, and Networking & Telecommunications, entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. An Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. -Degree must be in Computer Science, Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, or a related STEM technical field (e.g., Computer Security, Networking, Information Technology, or Computer Information Systems). - For engineering degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework in at least 5 of 18 subject areas in Engineering & Physical Science. -Relevant experience must be in leading technical projects, research or workgroups; technical analysis. Must have demonstrated experience as a subject matter expert (SME) within the technical discipline related to the position in which the candidate is applying.

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, and interpersonal skills who is: - motivated - innovative - detail-oriented - well-organized - able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments - able to communicate effectively both orally and written - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - systems engineering principles - systems architecture, framework, and standards - professional certifications (CISSP, DoD DAWIA, INCOSE, etc) - technology/system readiness assessment - modeling and simulation - security design engineering - developmental test & evaluation - system design and integration - life-cycle (end-to-end) development process - acquisition - STEM best practices

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 (flexible)