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Systems Engineer - Entry to Experienced Level (CO, GA, HI, MD, TX)

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.",

With ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs professionals with a strong systems engineering background to build, integrate, and optimize complex systems and services. We need world-class technical professionals to solve challenging systems engineering problems with unprecedented speed and scale utilizing innovative solutions. As a systems engineer you will translate conceptual designs into technical specifications, participate in the evaluation of prototype system and software solutions, and integrate into the current architecture. Backgrounds such as hybrid-cloud, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), integrated network architecture, information technology infrastructure and hybrid-communications all have a place in the spectrum of implementations ranging from commercial/government off-the-self solutions to the development of new and unique technologies.


NSA hires recent college graduates and junior systems engineers to support a technical mission office, or participate in a Development Program. These systems engineers are involved in various projects across the agency that are designed to nurture and grow their skills. They gain hands-on, practical knowledge of architecture and infrastructure by designing engineering systems over the lifecycle in areas such as networks, servers, hardware and software. Supported by robust training, junior systems engineers have opportunities to form relationships with mentors and explore possibilities. They are energetic, motivated, driven to continual learning and ready to grow their careers.


Mid-career systems engineers have experience leading systems engineering efforts, and are ready to apply, or expand that knowledge in the intelligence arena. These engineers have experience in specific lifecycle phases, as well as an understanding of the full lifecycle. They develop their expertise, grow their breadth of knowledge, and mentor and cultivate the next generation of systems engineers. Mid-career systems engineers come from a wide variety of experiences such as telecommunications, signals, systems or networking. These professionals are adept at communicating with technical teams, and making recommendations to senior leadership that drive mission initiatives.


Seasoned professionals drive the Agency's largest and most challenging technical projects to ensure success. These engineers participate in technical decision-making, or function in an advisory role. Working in collaborative teams, these professionals define and manage technical requirements throughout product lifecycle; identify and manage technical program risk; reduce architectural design complexity for efficiencies; design and enforce configuration management and interoperability standards; and define, manage and perform testing and evaluation. Senior Systems Engineers mentor other systems engineers in their tradecraft, which lays the foundation for future successes.


Posted: 2022-06-15 Expires: 2022-08-13

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Systems Engineer - Entry to Experienced Level (CO, GA, HI, MD, TX)

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755

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