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Job Category:
Analysis
Industry:
Government
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/1/0001
Mathematicians
(This job is no longer available)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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Job Description

There are many reasons why the NSA stands as the country's leading employer of mathematicians. The most important reason? Job satisfaction. Our mathematicians enjoy their work in a setting that offers some of today's most distinctive challenges and problems...and exceptional colleagues to work with. As an NSA mathematician, you may find yourself designing and analyzing complex algorithms, or expressing difficult cryptographic problems in mathematical terms, and then applying both your art and science to find a solution...or demonstrating that a solution cannot be found, given certain computational limitations and reasonable time limits.

Among our community of mathematicians, we count those who have chosen to apply their skills in closely aligned areas. Many of our most successful computer scientists and signals analysts hold advanced mathematical degrees, allowing seamless interface among many of our disciplines. In fact, we encourage participation in interdisciplinary assignments and training that provide additional professional breadth. Ongoing skill enhancement at the NSA takes on many forms. For example, both formal and informal seminars are routinely organized among groups of scholars to study specific, timely math-related topics (both theoretical and applied), while professional organizations sponsor regular discussions on issues of broader interest.

Though the results of our classified research cannot be disseminated, many of our mathematicians maintain close contact with the greater math community-continuing unclassified research collaboration, teaching courses at nearby universities, participating in the activities of professional societies, working with local school programs, and beyond.

 

Qualifications

Transcripts are required when applying for mathematics positions. All undergraduate and graduate level transcripts must spell out the full titles of courses taken. Unofficial transcripts may be accepted at this time; however, we do require official transcripts later during your processing. Please submit your transcripts at the time you submit your resume. To apply online, please visit www.nsa.gov and click on Careers. [To apply for this program, click on Apply Online and select View Job Posting/Apply for Job. Under Job Categories select Mathematics and click on the Search button. Add Mathematicians to Job Basket and click on Apply for Jobs in Basket. Follow directions as prompted.] U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. A security clearance must be granted prior to employment and you will be required to undergo extensive pre-employment processing. This includes: aptitude testing; an interview with a psychologist and a security interview conducted with the aid of a polygraph; and a personnel interview. The final stage of processing will be successful completion of a background investigation. 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. The NSA is committed to cultural diversity in its workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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