Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Mathematicians (1076116)
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National Security Agency | Fort George G Meade, MD
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Job Description

There are many reasons why the National Security Agency 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 a 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 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.
Entry is with a Bachelor's degree.
Degree in math, physics, engineering, or computer science is preferred.
Degree must include at least two years of advanced math.

Transcripts are required as part of the application, and must be sent from all colleges and universities attended to include all degrees and transferred credits.  Transcripts may be issued directly by the Registrar, or issued to you by the Registrar, then sent to the mailing address below.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Transcripts accessible via a website or text versions thereof will not be accepted.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Salary range: $66,568-$96,464

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.