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Cryptologic Computer Scientist - Computer Development Program - Entry/Mid-Level - 30000104 more...
Location:Fort George G Meade (Fort Meade), MD
Company:National Security Agency (NSA)
First posted:April 27, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)
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Job Title Cryptologic Computer Scientist - Computer Development Program - Entry/Mid-Level Agency NSA JET Job Family Computer Science Location Fort Meade, MD Job ID 30000104 Favorite Job Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular

Responsibilities Our nation has entered a new era that brings profound changes to the way the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts our mission. Vital to our success will be a core of Computer Scientists. The United States will rely on this cadre of experts for meeting both our defensive and our offensive missions in cyberspace. The increased complexity of supporting cyber warfare requires world class researchers and developers, who, while grounded in the tenets of computer science, operate as teams in areas such as vulnerability discovery/analysis, knowledge discovery, high performance computer architectures, and special purpose devices in order to design and develop advanced tools, techniques, and systems.

To advance the development of Computer Science, NSA has created a new Computer Science Development Program (CDP) and is seeking to hire full-time talented computer scientists to participate. Participants of this three-year program will have rotational operational assignments, and lab/classroom training, which will enable them to understand the breadth of computer science disciplines including computer network operations, architecture and systems, knowledge discovery, and information technology infrastructure, as well as depth of knowledge in one of these disciplines. The CDP participants will work in teams with each other and with NSA technical leaders to solve current and future challenging (either due to size, complexity or both) computer system problems.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to choose from a variety of computer science positions agency wide.

Design, develop, deliver and operate solutions to hard cryptologic computer science problems within a scientific framework. The solutions may arise in the forms of forensics and attack attribution, protection of critical networks, active systems warnings and indicators, active penetration into target systems, knowledge discovery of passive and active systems, or other cryptologic computer science mission support. Requisite computer science skills (operating systems, compiler theory, database theory, algorithm analysis, computer architecture, discrete math, programming language theory, and data structures) are applied to each problem to provide state-of-the-art techniques, tools, and approaches. Skills Analyze problems to determine technical solutions.
Decide what procedures will be required to solve technical problems.
Develop solution designs.
Create computer algorithms, data models, and protocols.
Analyze new algorithms and protocols.
Apply mathematical or computational methods and lines of reasoning.
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.
Qualifications Salary Range:  $68,586 - $85,464 (Entry/Developmental)

*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.

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 systems research; simulation/model development and prototyping; software design; programming; computational science; algorithm analysis and design; reverse engineering; and/or designing/developing computer or information systems, including engineering hardware and/or software.

Salary Range:  $79,334 - $105,663 (Full Performance)

*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.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 5 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 systems research; simulation/model development and prototyping; software design; programming; computational science; algorithm analysis and design; reverse engineering; and/or designing/developing computer or information systems, including engineering hardware and/or software. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. 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 (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. 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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