5G Research Scientist / Computer Systems Researcher - Entry to Expert Level (MD Location)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Research
Posted on May 11, 2023
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NSA Research is looking for candidates to join a team that is actively contributing to the latest 5G security standards and advancing the security of 5G open source software. NSA's Research Scientists apply world-class subject-matter expertise to produce game-changing and enduring accomplishments towards the most challenging cybersecurity problems. NSA is seeking candidates to join our vibrant multi-disciplinary group of scientists, engineers, and thought-leaders dedicated to protecting national security interests. NSA Research Scientists are actively expanding the boundaries of what can be accomplished with artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, novel architectures, and cyber security. Our goal is to create architectures and platforms to enable development of secure systems which defend our nation's telecommunications and cloud platforms interests. Successful candidates should have demonstrated success in conducting Computer Science research and a proven track record of turning research ideas into successful prototypes. As a Research Scientist, other responsibilities may include: - Conducting scientific experiments, documenting results, and communicating with colleagues, customers, and decision makers; - Generate and lead research and development projects for 5G applications or underlying cloud infrastructure - Contribute security enhancement prototypes to 5G systems and underlying cloud infrastructure - Engage with peers and external partners to promote and refine research designs - Maintain awareness of new technologies in the open source 5G application and cloud infrastructure security landscapes
Applicants should have excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, and possess a range of knowledge and experience in the following desired areas: - Knowledge and experience in 5G network specifications and solutions - Knowledge and experience in telecommunications architectures and equipment - Programming (C/C++, Python, Java or Go) - Administering or developing applications for Kubernetes platforms and/or programmatically utilizing a cloud platform
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. Salary ranges vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for Maryland. Salary Range: $77,745 - $183,500 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior, Expert) Advancement Continuous learning opportunities are highly encouraged and readily available for all employees. Training is available through: continuing education classes provided by our internal school, vendor training, and a variety of tuition assistance programs. You can also take advantage of work assignment or travel opportunities, both stateside and abroad, or direct engagements with other Intelligence Community agencies. Work/Life Balance Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hour/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Our employees enjoy: relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, free on site fitness centers at many locations, available paid personal fitness time within your normal work schedule, flexible health and life insurance, Federal retirement pension, matching employee retirement contributions to the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for up to 5% of salary, and competitive pay.
Are you looking to apply your computer science and other technical expertise to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations? Come join our team of experts! NSA is in search of candidates to actively contribute to the latest 5G security standards and advance the security of 5G open source software. Help us protect national security interests while defending our nation's telecommunications and cloud platforms interests.
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