Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst - Entry to Mid Level (MD, TX)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on March 29, 2024
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RESPONSIBILITIES
Do you want to build Cyber capabilities and capacity to enable national security operations? Do you want to be at the forefront of Cyber defense, tackling a complex mission to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow? If so, NSA is the place for you! Cryptographic Vulnerability Analysts play a critical role in enabling security solutions by: - identifying vulnerabilities of and attacks to cryptographic systems - comparing and contrasting various cryptographic attack techniques - producing formal and informal reports, briefings and perspectives - analyzing data using mathematical/statistical methods - conducting security evaluations - developing countermeasures to address cryptographic vulnerabilities - designing, evaluating or modifying encryption schemes or algorithm The ideal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytic, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can: - motivated - flexible - innovative - work effectively across in diverse environments - well-organized - handle multiple assignments
SKILLS
- Analyze problems to determine technical solutions. - Decide what procedures will be required to solve technical problems. - Evaluate technical proposals. - Identify new applications of known techniques. - Analyze data using mathematical/statistical methods. - Analyze new algorithms and protocols. - Evaluate solution designs. - Apply mathematical or computational methods and lines of reasoning. - Create and maintain documentation on technical information. - Document research processes, analyses and/or the results. - Write logical and accurate technical reports to communicate ideas across the enterprise. - Ensure secure transmission by designing, evaluating, or modifying encryption schemes or algorithms. - Conduct security evaluations of hardware or software components or architectures. - Evaluate methods, tools, and techniques that can be used to secure information/communication systems and the facilities that house them. - Develop mitigation strategies and countermeasures to address vulnerabilities of networks, products, and services.
PAY BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
Pay: 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 Range: $79,735 - $149,026 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).
POSITION SUMMARY
Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight; tackling NSA's complex mission to defend against cyber threats of today and tomorrow? NSA, the nation's leading cyber agency, has exciting and challenging positions in Cyber Security Engineering and Cyber and TEMPEST vulnerability analysis/mitigation. Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you!
HOW TO APPLY
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