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Job Category:
Research
Industry:
Government
Employment Type:
Full time
Compensation:
$50,710.00 - $90,303.00
Posted:
1/12/2011
Computer/Electrical Engineers (1018930)
(This job is no longer available)
National Security Agency | Fort George G. Meade, MD
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Job Description

Computer/Electrical Engineers at the National Security Agency (NSA) push the limits of the most advanced technologies in pursuit of technological breakthroughs that help ensure the Nation's information superiority.

Computer/Electrical Engineering opportunities range from fundamental research through advanced development, small to large system design and prototype development, developmental test and evaluation, field installation, and operational support.

At NSA, you will be involved in different projects designed to enhance your professional growth. No matter what career path you follow, you will experience the demanding and exhilarating challenges unavailable to those in the private sector.

Computer Science/Electrical Engineering career paths include:
- Design of special-purpose computers and antenna systems
- Pattern recognition technologies
- Signals analysis
- Optics
- Design, development, and testing of electronic communications

You will be involved in multiple stages of projects, including requirements analysis, design, simulation, experimentation, benchwork, prototype development and testing, manufacturing, and possibly field work.

Technical Skills:
The following technical skills are needed throughout NSA:

Networking Engineering - Design/analysis of LANs/WANs, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol
Software Engineering - JAVA, C++, XML, HTML, Web applications, object oriented analysis and design, rapid prototyping, algorithm development
Communications - Digital and analog, fixed and mobile wireless, satellite, antenna design
Systems Engineering - End-to-end real-time operating systems, signals processing, VHDL/hardware development
Microelectronics - VHDL, FPGA, microelectronic manufacturing and testing (MCM, SOC), electronic packagaing, VLSI

 

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should possess the following:
- A Bachelor's degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering or related field
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Innovative thinking to solve complex problems

 

About National Security Agency

Company Description

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in the protection and exploitation of intelligence. We gather and analyze foreign signals intelligence to produce vital information for U.S. policymakers and warfighters. And we protect American intelligence from the ever-listening ears of our adversaries, giving our Nation a decisive edge.

Company History

NSA was established on November 4, 1952, by order of President Harry Truman. This decision followed the Nation's important work in breaking German and Japanese codes during WWII, which contributed to Allied success against the German U-Boat threat in the North Atlantic and victory at the Battle of Midway in the Pacific, and other contributions. President Truman's decision to establish NSA followed several studies on how best to continue this codebreaking work in the post-war era.

Mission & Values

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service leads the community in delivering responsive, reliable, effective, and expert Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance products and services, and enables Network Warfare operations to gain a decisive information advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.

Working Here

At the Nation's top cryptologic organization, you can work with the best and the brightest, using your intelligence to solve some of the Nation's most difficult challenges. Your solutions can play a major role in shaping the course of world history. Expanding your intelligence is a priority at NSA. As an NSA employee, you will have the opportunity to enhance your competency in your career field through a variety of educational and training programs. Our National Cryptologic School addresses the professional and technical development of NSA employees and provides the unique training needed by both the NSA workforce and several elements throughout the Department of Defense. We also sponsor employees for undergraduate and graduate level study at the Nation's top universities and colleges.

Hiring Information

NSA is looking for people who are intelligent and imaginative critical thinkers who can contribute innovative ideas to solve our most difficult challenges. NSA currently has exciting career opportunities available in the following fields: Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Intelligence Analysis, Cryptanalysis, Signals Analysis, Business Management, Finance/Accounting, Co-op, Internship, and Scholarship Programs, and more.

Benefits

In addition to working with advanced technology and making a difference in the world, you'll enjoy an incredible benefits package, paid time off, health and life insurance, competitive pay, flexible work hours, moving assistance, and much more.
 

Students

Today's job marketplace is competitive. To get a step ahead you need to gain practical experience before you graduate. Come work with the top professionals in your field at NSA. Our internships, co-op program, scholarships, and work study programs will help you to develop and shape your career well before your studies are through.

Take a look at the programs we offer for each educational level:

 
High School
  • Work Study Programs
    High School Work Study Program
  • Scholarships
    • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Undergraduate
  • Internships
    • Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP)
    • Cryptologic Access Summer Intern Program (CAP)
    • Director's Summer Program (DSP)
    • Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA)
    • Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program
    • Intelligence Analysis Summer Program
    • Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services Summer Program (CES SP)
    • Semester Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST)
    • Summer Language Program
    • Co-operative Education Program
    • Scholarships
      • Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP)
      • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
      • The SMART Program
 
Graduate
    • Internships
      Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP)
      Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP)
      Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA)
    • Summer Language Program
    • Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT)

  • Scholarships
    The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
    The SMART Program