Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
7/13/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$96,970 - $148,967
Data Center Network and Server Virtualization Engineer - Mid/Experienced Level - 30000833
(This job is no longer available)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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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.

The National Security Agency is a leader in deploying high-caliber solutions, continually moving forward and contributing to industry leading technologies. We are looking for results driven individuals that strive for excellence, enjoy the challenges of a fast paced environment and the desire to make a difference. The Computer Forensics Investigations Section within NSA's Security and Counterintelligence utilizes mobile, traditional and cutting-edge tools and techniques to rapidly analyze digital evidence. We are seeking a highly skilled network engineer who is motivated to work in an extremely fast-paced HPC environment dealing with complex system architecture; with the willingness to continually learn/apply new technologies.

We are looking for a candidate with 5-10 years' experience in the following areas;

- In-depth knowledge of Cisco hardware configuration, specifically a strong understanding of inner workings of modular-type switches such as Nexus 9000 and 3000 Series
- Strong understanding of NX-OS and must have agility to explore and incorporate system/networking changes in a dynamic environment to continually improve efficiencies (i.e. Application Centric Infrastructure [ACI] boot mode vs. traditional NX-OS mode)
- Full understanding of the switch configuration as well as the systems interconnections of networking
- Ability to implement real-time network configuration changes in an automated and secure manner leveraging network automation tools and API's
- Knowledge to administer/troubleshoot various Operating Systems, with a focus on Linux-variants such as CentOS, CoreOS, Ubuntu, RedHat and containerized (i.e. Docker) environments
- Knowledge in HPC environment is preferable but NOT required
- Experience with provisioning and configuration management applications such as Terraform/Cobbler/Kickstart and SaltStack, for rapid/multi-OS provisioning/management
- Certifications such as Cisco CCNA, CCNP and CCIE are a plus but NOT required
    
Skills
    
The ideal candidate is someone with excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can:

- motivated
- flexible
- innovative
- work effectively in diverse environments
- well-organized
- handle multiple assignments
    
Qualifications
    
Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (Senior)

*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 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 8 years of relevant experience.

Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security).

Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance and/or systems engineering. Additionally, must have experience in network or system administration. If not credited toward education requirement, 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:  $134,789 - $164,200 (Expert)

*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 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 11 years of relevant experience.

Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security).

Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance and/or systems engineering. Additionally, must have experience in network or system administration. If not credited toward education requirement, 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).
    
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    
On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible). Some positions may require shift work or being on call.
    
How To Apply - External
    
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov.

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  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.


This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, 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.

Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position.  Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.
    
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.

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.