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 target digital network technologies and identify the connections between digital networks. Analyze intercepted foreign intelligence data to document and reconstruct target digital networks in order to exploit these networks.
Conduct target research.
Conduct target technology trends research.
Identify target communications within the global network.
Conduct analysis of metadata.
Conduct target analysis.
Perform global network analysis and mapping.
Use knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information.
Conduct technical research to facilitate target development activities, computer network exploitation and/or attack activities.
Conduct trend analysis (for example, technology, activities, communications) in order to determine target traffic behavior patterns.
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 computer or information systems design/development/analysis. In addition, it may also include engineering hardware and/or software, programming, computer/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, 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).
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.