NSA's systems environment is a haven for Computer Scientists, with vast networks able to manipulate and analyze huge volumes of data at mind-boggling speeds.
Computer Scientists at NSA have access to acres of hardware, software years ahead of current commercial technology, microprocessor-based advances, beyond-the-horizon supercomputers, leading-edge activities in programming, signals (including analog control), GUI's and AI, neural nets, information security, the design and implementation of encryption, and advanced algorithms.
You will employ these advanced technologies to accomplish ongoing Agency initiatives and programs, develop new technologies, test approaches, research solutions, and solve problems of national consequence.
At NSA, you have the opportunity to maximize your knowledge, skills, initiative, your ability to learn, and be imaginative in two major areas: development and support. Within these areas, many specialties are available, including:
- Database Management
- Real-time Interface
- Information Resource Management
- Project Management
- Executive Support
- Object-oriented Programming
- Web Design
- Information Systems Security
- Vulnerability Discovery
Ideal candidates should possess the following:
- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Innovative thinking to solve complex problems
- The ability to work well with others in a collaborative environment
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Salary range: $42,209 to $97,333
How To Apply - External
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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.
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.
Occupational Group: 1550 Computer Science
Pay Plan: GG