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National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD
DescriptionResponsibilities Our nation relies on NSA to lead the way in cryptology in order to gain a decision advantage for the nation and our allies. To maintain the technological edge over NSA's adversaries, a core group of Computer Scientists, Engineers, and Information Technologists are 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 and developers, who, while grounded in the tenets of computer science, operate in teams in areas such as software engineering, information technology infrastructure, high performance computer architectures, computer security, and networking in order to design and develop advanced tools, techniques, and systems.
To advance the development of Information Technology, NSA has created the new Information Technology Development Program (ITDP) and is seeking full-time talented computer scientists, information technologists, engineers, and networking specialists to participate. Participants in the three-year program will have rotational operational assignments, and lab/classroom training, which will enable them to understand the breadth of information technology disciplines including system/security engineering, software engineering, software project management, system architecture, and database design, as well as in-depth knowledge in one of these disciplines. The ITDP participants will work in teams with each other and with NSA technical leaders to solve current and future challenging information technology problems.
Upon successful completion of this program, the participants will be able to choose from a variety of information technology positions within the Technology Directorate..Qualifications Entry is with a high school diploma and 5 years of experience, or an Associate's degree and 3 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience, or a post-baccalaureate certificate.
Degree must be in Computer Science (Information Systems, Computer Technology and IFSM degrees will not automatically qualify). If degree is in a related area (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics), it must contain appropriate qualifying college level courses to fulfill the MQ.
Upper level classes include: Analysis of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Automata Theory and Formal Languages, Circuit Theory, Communications Engineering, Compiler Design/Theory, Computer Architectures, Computer Cryptography, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics, Computer Network Architecture and Protocols, Data Communications Networks, Database Design, Data Mining, Digital Communications, Digital Signals Processing, Discrete Structures, Dynamic Systems, Electrical Circuits and Systems, Machine learning, Network Security, Neural Networks, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Operating Systems Theory, Principles of VLSI Design, Programmable Logic Devices, Programming Languages Theory, Robotics, Signals and System Theory, Software Engineering, System Architecture, and Design, Systems Design and Programming. Also, Introductory courses in Computer Science, Circuit Design, Data Structures, Database Systems, Database administration, Database programming, Digital Design, Electrical Engineering, Microprocessors, Network Administration, Programming courses ' any language, Scripting/Query Languages (such as Perl or SQL), System Administration, Web programming, and a foundational low-level class required for an upper-level course.
OR one or more of the following types of experience:
'Additional experience which is clearly professional Computer Science practice that is commensurate with the college level coursework described above (e.g., network administration, database management, artificial intelligence).
'Software development life cycle experience (e.g., software design, quality assurance, testing, planning, requirements gathering, deployment).
'Experience participating on a team software development activity.
'A Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
'Technical instruction experience (i.e., experience teaching relevant content)..Pay, Benefits, Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
Salary range: $42,209 - $97,333.How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the `Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from email@example.com.
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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..DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package..