Network Evaluator - Mid Level to Expert (MD, TX)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 29, 2024
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RESPONSIBILITIES
- Identify systematic vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and hardening strategies - Identify existence of malicious and/or anomalous activity - Employ vulnerability discovery and analysis - Create tailored security solutions - Researching emerging network industry technologies and solutions - Ensuring adequacy of cybersecurity standards and configurations - Fusing vulnerability assessments from all sources into a unified picture of network risk
SKILLS
We're looking for entry and experienced professionals who possess strong problem solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, with knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas: - Windows, Linux/Unix, Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, etc. - Vulnerabilities related to network infrastructure devices or operating systems - System administration - Network device / operating systems functionality, configuration, and integrity - Network architecture and analysis - Port, protocol and services analysis - Network segmentation - Network traffic analysis - Vulnerability detection, analysis and mitigations development - Reverse engineering - Scripting/programming languages (e.g., Python, Perl, C, C++, Powershell, Bash)
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: $102,477 - $191,900 (Full Performance, Senior, Expert) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. This position is hiring for Maryland and Texas locations. 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 an emerging or seasoned network professional who wants to work our nation's tough cybersecurity problems? Do you enjoy deeply technical, hands-on work? Do you want to identify vulnerabilities in network infrastructure devices or operating systems, and then figure out how to deal with them? Are you looking to make an impact in cybersecurity and advance your career while enjoying the outstanding benefits of federal service? Network Evaluators at NSA analyze networks and systems for weaknesses and susceptibility to attack by verifying system integrity and detecting vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and exploitation attempts. They detect, investigate, and gather intelligence in relation to compromises, and consult with customers on countermeasures and findings.
HOW TO APPLY
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.