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Posted:
9/18/2017
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Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst - Entry/Mid-Level - 30000631
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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Job Description

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
    
Qualifications
    
Salary Range: $68,586 - $85,464 (Entry Level/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree must be in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or include 2 years (i.e., 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics.

Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, or techniques (e.g., cryptographic algorithms) to study issues and solve problems; information/cyber/network security; vulnerability analysis; penetration testing; computer forensics; and/or information assurance. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience).

Salary Range:  $79,334 - $105,663 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree must be in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or include 2 years (i.e., 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics.

Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, or techniques (e.g., cryptographic algorithms) to study issues and solve problems; and in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, or computer forensics. In addition, may include information/cyber/network security and/or information assurance. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience).

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.