Technology Security Designer - Experienced (Maryland)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on February 5, 2024
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RESPONSIBILITIES
Are you an emerging or seasoned network professional who wants to work our nation's tough cybersecurity problems? Do you enjoy the intersection of policy and technical, hands-on work? Do you want to identify vulnerabilities in network infrastructure devices and then figure out what policy vehicles to develop to address them? Are you looking to make an impact in cybersecurity and advance your career while enjoying the outstanding benefits of federal service? Technology Security Designers at NSA have the opportunity to work in the following areas: - Research and understand high risk vulnerabilities to National Security Systems (NSS). - Research policies that underpin NSS cybersecurity. - Use all source threat information to discover vulnerable systems within NSS inventories and craft policies to address vulnerabilities. - Develop policies on behalf of the National Manager for NSS that fuses risk-based cybersecurity approaches to applied mitigation strategies.
SKILLS
We are looking for entry and experienced professionals who possess strong problem solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills; and have knowledge or experience in the following areas: - Hardware Assurance - Software Assurance - Security Acquisition Research - Material Solutions Analysis - Criticality Analysis - Encryption - Foreign Manufactured Products - Trusted Vendors - Emanation Control - Change Control/Monitoring/Audit - Software defined networking - Authentication mechanisms - Technical writing
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: $97,876 - $142,341 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
Technology Security Designers analyze vulnerabilities and develop mitigations to strengthen defenses. They produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and guidance to defend against attacks against network infrastructure devices or systems. NSA technology security designers' competencies run the gamut of possibilities. They work with traditional wired networks, wireless transport, including Wi-Fi and cellular, collaborative platforms such as video teleconferencing, and the hardware and software that support it all. Start your career as a Technology Security Designer at NSA, where you can become an expert in networking protocols and architectures, cloud security, and Internet of Things protocols, to impact and advance traditional network security.
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.