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Job Category:
Information Services
Employment Type:
Full time
$42,209 - $97,333
Info Assurance/Security Professionals (1018675)
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National Security Agency | Fort George G. Meade, MD
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Information Assurance/Security Professionals

The NSA Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) is a dynamic and fast paced organization with the leading role for Information Assurance guidance for protecting National Security Information and Information Systems, in accordance with National Security Directive 42. We provide real-time, hands-on support for the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of secure communications equipment, systems, networks, enterprise architectures, and infrastructures. Information Assurance utilizes cutting edge security solutions at all levels (from individual component to overarching enterprise architecture) for the detection and mitigation of vulnerabilities and the threats against them.

1. Information System Security Engineer (ISSE): Define information system security requirements and functionality by designing system architecture, developing and implementing security designs, and assessing the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats. Implement solutions by planning, training, and installing/configuring. Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and direct input to the customer regarding security and functionality requirements, system architecture, and security designs. Conduct risk assessments throughout the life-cycle as well as continuously monitoring security relevant changes of the IT system.

2. Information System Security Designer (ISSD): Advise customers in defining information system security requirements and functionality by designing system architecture, developing security designs, and assessing the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats. Advise customers on implementing solutions by planning, training, and installing/configuring. Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and direct input to the customer regarding security and functionality requirements, system architecture, and security designs.

3. Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA) ' Protect computer network systems by identifying vulnerabilities and potentials for attacks. Discover methods of protecting global networks, computer systems, or specific hardware or software. Design, demonstrate, develop, implement, or update protection methods and recommend mitigation strategies and techniques.

4. Software Engineer: Analyze, design, verify, validate, implement, apply and maintain software systems. Appropriately apply discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, and other relevant topics in computer science and supporting disciplines to complex software systems. Generalize techniques, as appropriate, to apply to multiple domains. Develop and provide appropriate documentation and training.

5. Hardware/Software Design Engineer: Design, develop, construct and test electronic hardware and software processing components. These components are typically subsystems of communication, collection, processing or analysis systems.

6. Technology Vulnerability Analysts: Identify vulnerabilities of and attacks to various physical, chemical, and electromagnetic characteristics and properties of signals, equipment, and security mechanisms. Characterize those attacks with respect to resources and capabilities required to accomplish those attacks and relate those vulnerabilities and attacks to their effects on the operations and missions supported by those systems. Compare and contrast signals and equipment attack techniques and develop operationally effective countermeasures. Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of actual and potential attacks against the technologies being studied.

7. Technical Writers: Write, edit, review and prepare for publication or presentation scientific and/or technical documents on engineering-designed systems and equipment or information technology research, applying knowledge of the technical subject matter of the specific position. Prepare detailed test plans, procedures and reports dealing with all levels of security products, systems, networks and architectures.



IAD is looking for energetic, forward thinking information security professionals at all career levels for the following positions: Information System Security Engineer, Information System Security Designer, Software Engineer, Programmer, Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst, Technology Vulnerability Analyst, and Technical Writer.

If you are an Information Assurance professional, have a degree in engineering , computer science, information assurance or networking, or have certifications to include CISSP, NET+, Security+ or other relevant experience then you may be qualified to work in the highly technical IAD organization.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Salary range: $42,209 - $97,333


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.


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.


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

  • 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
    • 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