This advertisement is for a job in NSA's discovery organization, which is responsible for leading NSA efforts to create innovative methods to identify the technology, networks and tradecraft of targets and for leveraging the spectrum of sources, authorities and tradecraft to enable information assurance, cyber, and signals intelligence operations.
Analyze, design, verify, validate, implement, apply and maintain software systems. Appropriately apply discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, and other relevant topics in computer science and supporting disciplines to complex software systems. Generalize techniques, as appropriate, to apply to multiple domains. Develop and provide appropriate documentation and training. Present briefings and demonstrations to stakeholders.
Perform high-level design, specifying system and component performance and interface requirements.
Develop conceptual designs or models to address requirements.
Analyze problems to determine technical solutions.
Translate conceptual designs into technical specifications.
Decide what architectures will be required to solve technical problems.
Decide what procedures will be required to solve technical problems.
Develop functional, operational, or user requirements.
Develop solution designs.
Identify and assess organizational, business, or user needs, constraints, and requirements as they relate to the system, process, or structure being designed.
Identify new and existing products, technologies, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems.
Evaluate solution designs.
Analyze user/customer requirements related to software and/or software system design.
Build software prototypes.
Design, develop and debug software applications.
Troubleshoot and debug computer code.
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.
Degree must be in Computer Science (CS). Related fields (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics) 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 advanced mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Information Technology (IT) or Information Systems (IS) degrees may be considered relevant if the programs contain the amount and type of coursework equivalent to a CS major.
Relevant experience must be in the software development process (i.e., requirements analysis, software design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance) and programming.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Range: $66,228 - $85,464
This Ad closes on February 23, 2017.
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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.
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 may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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.