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 Site Engineer - Entry/Mid Level (NSA Colorado) - Denver, Colorado, United States

Job information
Posted by: National Security Agency (NSA) 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Programming Languages
Engineering - Other
Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 1158525 / Latpro-3778393 
Date posted: Mar-12-2021
State, Zip: Colorado, 80295


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.

NSA-Colorado (NSAC) is seeking a customer-oriented, self-starter Site Engineer to support NSAC's missions through a myriad of opportunities involving support to real-world operations and state-of-the-art technology research leading to enterprise transformation.

A Site Engineer at NSAC is responsible for applying engineering disciplines to solve difficult mission and technical problems, evaluate proposed technical solutions, and monitor solutions through completion. In addition, a Site Engineer at NSAC provides requirements development, project management and system engineering services supporting the NSAC mission. These efforts identify and satisfy intelligence needs, improve operating efficiency and tradecraft, as well as implement and influence mission system architectures.

As a Site Engineer at the NSA responsibilities may include:

- Develop and apply system engineering principles that will be adopted into software and product development lifecycles using predictive and Agile best practices
- Perform traditional project management functions overseeing site architectures, standards, and capabilities requirements
- Participate in system designs, system/component performance and interface requirements and influence installation, integration and acceptance test activities
- Develop an understanding of Agile principles (iterative and incremental collaboration) for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing multiple projects and resources.
- Organize and facilitate Agile activities to be more effective and efficient during release planning, daily stand-ups, project reviews, retrospectives
- Track and communicate metrics and progress to all relevant teams and management but work independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance.
- Promote best practices, principles and methods used to identify, specify, and decompose systems requirements into design requirements
- Identify and mitigate obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams to deliver assigned goals
- Provide direction to project activities to ensure successful implementation and support
- Promote continuous improvement and help teams increase velocity
- Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation through strategic thinking and tactical execution
- Ability to communicate, influence and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communication

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills who is:

- Understanding of engineering processes
- Technical background and familiarity with IT terminology
- Ability to adjust and apply technical knowledge in a dynamic environment
- Proven experience building strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams
- Ability to quickly understand project scope and identify key success and risk factors
- Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills
- Strong presentation and facilitation skills
- Prioritize multiple tasks effectively
- Enthusiastic team player, team leader as well as a self-starter
- Comfortable working with ambiguity and evolving priorities
- Flexible, yet firm in approach to managing projects
- Develop and decompose functional, operational, or user requirements
- Identify new and existing products, technologies, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
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)

How To Apply - External
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from (see application details).

***PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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.


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