Collection System Architect - Entry to Experienced Level (MD, HI)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on February 25, 2023
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In support of the SIGINT Collection mission, Collection System Architect Professionals ensure the timely delivery of collected international data to customer databases via processing and distribution channels. - Collaborating with customers, collection managers, developers, and analysts to monitor and troubleshoot international processing paths - Identifying processing trends, new developments and customer requirements that may affect the access of collected international data and/or the operational capabilities of existing and future collection and processing systems - Complying with requirements to protect data for release to authorized recipients through filtering, distribution tables, and rules - Maintaining and providing metrics on forwarding and distribution of various types of collected international data
The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills who is: - Accountable - Detail-oriented - Customer and results-oriented - Using Standard Operating Procedures for end-to-end data flow management for collection - Arranging information and materials in a useful manner - Complying with legal and regulatory policies and procedures required for the selector targeting, collection, processing, retention, and dissemination of SIGINT - Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is preferred: - Awareness of collection, processing and forwarding systems and architecture - Familiarity with basic resource management and data flow principles - Operational Coordinator between IT and engineering support groups
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 and Hawaii. Salary Range: $48,567 - $183,500 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior, Expert) On-the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). *Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years.
Collection Systems Architect aids in designing future and enhancing current capabilities that access targets of interest, correct collection gaps, and improve operational efficiency. The NSA is looking to develop a highly talented cadre of individuals in developing, planning, and ensuring the efficiency of NSA's worldwide accesses, collaborating with collection architecture developers, and sustaining access to global communications.
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