Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst - Entry to Expert Level - Maryland Location

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National Security Agency
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary
Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight; tackling NSA's complex mission to defend against cyber threats of today and tomorrow? NSA, the nation's leading cyber agency, has exciting and challenging positions in Cyber Security Engineering and Cyber and TEMPEST vulnerability analysis/mitigation. Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you!
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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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Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
- Analyze problems to determine technical solutions.
- Decide what procedures will be required to solve technical problems.
- Evaluate technical proposals.
- Identify new applications of known techniques.
- Analyze data using mathematical/statistical methods.
- Analyze new algorithms and protocols.
- Evaluate solution designs.
- Apply mathematical or computational methods and lines of reasoning.
- Create and maintain documentation on technical information.
- Document research processes, analyses and/or the results.
- Write logical and accurate technical reports to communicate ideas across the enterprise.
- Ensure secure transmission by designing, evaluating, or modifying encryption schemes or algorithms.
- Conduct security evaluations of hardware or software components or architectures.
- Evaluate methods, tools, and techniques that can be used to secure information/communication systems and the facilities that house them.
- Develop mitigation strategies and countermeasures to address vulnerabilities of networks, products, and services.
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.

Do you want to build Cyber capabilities and capacity to enable national security operations? Do you want to be at the forefront of Cyber defense, tackling a complex mission to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow? If so, NSA is the place for you!

Cryptographic Vulnerability Analysts play a critical role in enabling security solutions by:

- identifying vulnerabilities of and attacks to cryptographic systems
- comparing and contrasting various cryptographic attack techniques
- producing formal and informal reports, briefings and perspectives
- analyzing data using mathematical/statistical methods
- conducting security evaluations
- developing countermeasures to address cryptographic vulnerabilities
- designing, evaluating or modifying encryption schemes or algorithm

The ideal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytic, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can:

- motivated
- flexible
- innovative
- work effectively across in diverse environments
- well-organized
- handle multiple assignments

Company Information

What's Your Expertise? Is it data science or neural networks? Advanced machine learning or artificial intelligence? Whatever your technical specialty, the National Security Agency has a position that mixes your expertise with our mission: The safety and security of our families, our communities and our country. The results of the mission are stories that you might see on the nightly news: the disruption of terrorist plans, the interruption of international drug trafficking or the prevention of significant and debilitating cyber attacks. These activities require the highest degree of innovation. NSA applies advanced technical concepts to create groundbreaking solutions for safeguarding U.S. information and collecting foreign signals. Our employees expand the scope of their expertise through ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility. We work in a dynamic culture that welcomes diversity and provides benefits that offer a better quality of life, both on the job and off. Learn more at
Dice Id : 10470536
Position Id : 1168367
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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