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Computer Scientist - Development Programs

Company: National Security Agency
Location: Lumberton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The mission demands that NSA "see" the world through a different lens than any other organization. Our Computer Scientists face technical challenges well beyond the wildest imaginations of most people. NSA's mission requires persistent engagement to anticipate and understand complex threats in real-time, on a global scale. From Counter-Terrorism to Combat Support to Cybersecurity, NSA's Computer Science community creates novel, cutting-edge solutions that advance science and underpin every aspect of our foreign intelligence and cybersecurity missions. Solving these extraordinary problems allows NSA to share solutions with the world by contributing to open source, licensing patents, and publishing technical papers.NSA's development programs help employees enhance their skills and improve their understanding of a specific discipline. The programs are generally three years long and feature rotational tours throughout the Agency. Designed for entry to mid-level employees, development program participants are afforded the opportunity to receive tailored training, often with a cohort, and multiple assignments across Agency Directorates to develop skills and experience to ground their career at the NSA.Applicants will be considered for one of the following NSA's Development Programs:

CDP - Computer Science Development ProgramC2DP - Cryptanalytic Computer Network Operations Development ProgramCNODP - Computer Network Operations Development ProgramCSEDP - Cybersecurity Engineering Development ProgramITDP - Information Technology Development ProgramAs an NSA computer science development program participant your responsibilities may include:
creating analytic applications that scale across multiple, very large, data sets from disparate sourcesleveraging and integrating open source, commercial off-the-shelf, and government developed softwareanalyzing user/customer requirements related to software and/or software system designbuilding software prototypesdesigning, developing, and debugging software applicationstroubleshooting and debugging computer codeapplying mathematical or computational methods and lines of reasoning to complex software systemsidentifying target communications within the global networkdesigning and optimizing algorithms, data structures, modeling, and analytics to solve real-world scientific problemssolving cryptanalytic, high-performance computing, and computer network problemsleading new advances in computer science, such as:microprocessor-based advancesbeyond the horizon supercomputerssignals processing (including analog control)user interfacesdeep learningcybersecuritydesign and implementation of encryptionadvanced algorithmsdetecting, identifying, and evaluating vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems and/or networksdeveloping software and/or hardware exploitation capabilities that enable collection of foreign intelligence from target networks and systemsdesigning solutions to defend against adversarial threats directed towards the US, to include cutting-edge technologies such as mobile, SCADA, and Internet of Thingsanalyzing sophisticated malware to thwart cyber attacks and identify new threatsdeveloping methods and applications for tools to exploit and analyze computer systemsJob SummaryDoes solving unique problems energize you? Do you like to create distinctive solutions? The difference between NSA Computer Scientists and others are the problems we MUST solve. Our culture believes in solving "unsolvable" problems, which we do by creating new science and new technologies not yet discovered, that will protect and advance our Nation in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Are you ready for the challenge? Are you fearless? ...then click to read more!QualificationsSalary Range: $73,076 - $91,057 (Entry/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 Computer Science (CS). Related fields (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics) may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following foundational CS areas: algorithms; computer architecture (not network architecture); programming methodologies and languages; data structures; logic and computation; and advanced mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Information Technology (IT) or Information Systems (IS) degrees may be considered relevant if the programs contain the amount and type of coursework equivalent to a CS major.Relevant experience must be in the software development process (i.e., requirements analysis, software design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance) and programming Associated topics: application, backend, develop, java, perl, php, programming, sdet, software engineer, sw

Keywords: National Security Agency, Fayetteville , Computer Scientist - Development Programs, Other , Lumberton, North Carolina

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