National Security Agency


Mathematicians (41568034)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 12/13/2017

Mathematicians

Responsibilities The National Security Agency is actively seeking mathematicians to join a vibrant community of mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and other intelligence professionals to work on some of our hardest signals intelligence and information security problems. In order to successfully perform its signals intelligence mission (to intercept, collect, and analyze foreign signals of relevance to military leaders and policy makers) and its information security mission (to protect all classified information that is stored in, or sent through, U. S. government equipment or networks) the NSA needs to solve a diverse set of problems. These include, but are not limited to cryptography, data mining, temporal analysis and forecasting, signals analysis, speech and text processing, coding theory, data compression, analysis of communication networks, and computer security. NSA is unique in its ability to offer the opportunity to work in such diverse areas of applied mathematics. To solve the problems generated by NSA's mission, mathematicians draw from a wide body of mathematical knowledge, including number theory, abstract algebra, graph theory, combinatorics, analysis, probability, statistics and more. However, the essential ingredient to the solution of a problem is often not mathematical knowledge per se, but the keen analytic ability that a mathematician possesses through training and talent. Computing is an essential component of mathematics at NSA. NSA's mathematicians use a variety of computing platforms to test ideas and implement solutions to the problems described above. While there is no specific requirement for any previous programming or computing experience, a mathematician at NSA must be willing to learn to use computers effectively. It is the combination of the mathematician's ingenuity and the power of modern computers that has made the mathematics community at NSA so successful. At NSA, one of the mathematician's most powerful tools is teamwork. Mathematicians are welcome participants at NSA's many workshops and summer programs. Mathematicians routinely share their results and ideas through peer-reviewed papers, seminars, and conferences. NSA's learned societies provide opportunities for both intellectual and social interaction among mathematicians and other technical professionals. While mathematicians take pride in being part of a vibrant and cohesive community within NSA, ties to the wider mathematics communities outside NSA, particularly those to the National Labs and Academia, are also maintained. Additionally, NSA sponsors outreach to women in mathematics, both students and faculty, and fosters career opportunities for women in mathematics within NSA. Mathematics is a core discipline at NSA which is why we're known as the largest employer of mathematicians. Mathematics problems are present in every aspect of NSA's mission. This means mathematicians often have the opportunity to learn and experiment in areas far from their original academic training. Moreover, the landscape is always changing. As new communication technologies emerge, so will new challenges for mathematicians at NSA. Newly-hired NSA mathematicians begin their careers in the Math Development Program (MDP). The goal of the three-year MDP is to train mathematicians to be broadly knowledgeable in the spectrum of mathematical sciences used at NSA. To accomplish this goal, MDP members study cryptologic mathematics and related subjects in NSA-taught classes and go on 6-month tours in diverse NSA offices. Graduates of the MDP may choose their first permanent assignments from any of the NSA Directorates, depending on availability. Qualifications Salary Range: $68,586 - $85,464 (Entry Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. - Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. Degree must include 2 years (which equates to approximately 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. - Experience in the design, development, use, and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development) to study issues and solve problems is desired. Salary Range: $79,334 - $105,663 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. - Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. Degree must include 2 years (which equates to approximately 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. - Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use, and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development) to study issues and solve problems. How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov. In addition, send a personally-created resume or CV, together with official or unofficial transcripts of all college and university coursework (including community college, if applicable) to mathjobs@nsa.gov The mailing address for official correspondence concerning Math Hiring is National Security Agency 9800 Savage Road Suite 6844 Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6844 Attn: Math Hiring ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. 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. DCIPS Disclaimer 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.

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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.


We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research.


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