Computer Systems Architect - Entry to Expert Level (MD, TX, HI, GA, UT)


On Site
USD 85,052.00 - 191,900.00 per year
Full Time


Logical data model
Computer science
Life insurance
Problem solving
System administration
Database design
Network protocols
Cloud architecture
Solution architecture
Information Technology
IT architecture
Emerging technologies
Apache Thrift
Analytical skill
Microsoft Windows
Software development
Apache Spark
Apache Kafka
Apache Hadoop
Apache NiFi
Computer hardware
Computer networking
Regulatory Compliance

Job Details

Position Summary
NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. We are looking for you to apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations ' join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals!
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. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 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.
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U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. NSA is also committed to the promotion of diversity within its workforce. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information ;br>Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Pay: 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.

Salary Range:$85,052 - $191,900 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior, Expert)
Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position.

On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).
The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills who is able to:

- work in a team environment
- adapt to change
- provide innovative solutions
- communicate effectively
- multi-task across multiple projects

The ideal candidate will also reflect specialized skill and experience in one or more of the following:

- System administration with Windows, UNIX, and/or Linux
- Programming and scripting experience (e.g., C, C++, Java, Assembly, Python, Perl, Ruby, Bash, Node.js, Spark, Puppet, SALT, KAFKA, HADOOP)
- Database design/development (e.g., NiFi, MongoDB)
- Network protocols and hardware
- Virtualization fundamentals
- Cloud architecture
- Security architectures and appliances
- Firewalls Boundary device solutions/architecture
Computer Systems Architects at NSA use commercial and government developed hardware, software, networking, and security products to:

- drive information technology projects
- produce compliance results for established project requirements and IT architecture
- modernize IT architecture through analysis of research and introducing changes based on evolving project requirements
- integrate industry trends, emerging technologies and standards, and new vendor features
- collaborate with experts in technical and application teams to identify, evaluate, and recommend technical solutions to support project requirements
- define and analyze data requirements, mapping legacy data stores and formats to logical and physical data models
- propose standard ways for information transport between IT systems and stored within corporate knowledge databases
- perform architectural alignment of the enterprise logical data model and physical data models

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