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National Security Agency: Network Professional (Network System Engineer) – Entry To Experienced – San Antonio (Tyler)

National Security Agency

This is a Full-time position in Tyler, TX posted August 6, 2021.

ResponsibilitiesThe professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation.

The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense.

The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes.

The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.The National Security Agency is a leader in deploying high-caliber solutions, continually moving forward and contributing to industry leading technologies.

We are looking for results driven individuals that strive for excellence, enjoy the challenges of a fast paced environment and the desire to make a difference.

We are looking for talented networking professionals to design, develop, deploy, sustain and monitor state-of-the-art network solutions (WAN, CAN, LAN, DCN and Satellite communications networks) that are deployed across NSA worldwide.We are hiring entry to expert networking professionals with education and/or experience in several of the following areas:Multi-vendor infrastructure platforms (i.E., Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, Arista)Network encryption devices and WAN acceleratorsMulti-vendor Layer 3 routing protocols (i.E., BGP, OSFP, EIGRP, IGRP, HSRP, VRRP)Virtual Private Networking (i.E., MPLS, GRE, L2VPN, EVPN, Pseudowire, IPsec, MACSEC) Data center architectures and converged networksCurrent networking trends, including commercial implementations of Software Defined Networks (SDN) for both Data Center Network and WAN applicationsLoad balancing and Application Delivery Controller technologies and implementationsWAN architectures (i.E., Carrier Ethernet, Optical Fabrics (OTN), SONET)Network monitoring tools (i.E., NetFlow Tracker, HP Network Node Manager, Cisco LMS, Cisco Call Manager, Wireshark, and Splunk)Network Modeling (RiverBed/OPNet, NetSim)Network Boundary (Next Generation Firewalls (Palo Alto, Cisco FIREPOWER), IPSEC/SSL VPN Concentrators)Cross Domain Solutions (SafeNet MDeX System, OWL Cyber Defense Cross Domain Solutions)Technical certifications (e.G., CCNA, CCNP, SEC+)Job SummaryNSA is in search of top-notch cyber professionals with technical expertise and driving desire at the forefront of their field.

We have positions in penetration testing, defensive operations, identifying cyber threats and vulnerabilities and building defensive capabilities, designing, developing, deploying, sustaining and monitoring state-of-the-art network solutions (WAN, CAN, LAN, DCN and Satellite communications networks) that are deployed across NSA worldwide.

Help protect national security interests as part of the world’s most advanced team of cyber professionals!QualificationsSalary Range: $73,076 $91,057 (Entry/Developmental) NSA-TX location*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.

The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semesterhours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 2 years of relevant experience.Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.G., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security).Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance and/or systems engineering.

Additionally, must have experience in network or system administration.

If not credited toward education requirement, completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.E., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience).CompetenciesThe ideal candidate is someone with excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can:motivatedflexibleinnovativework effectively in diverse environmentswell-organizedhandle multiple assignmentsPay, Benefits, & Work ScheduleOn-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.Work Schedule: Monday Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible).

Some positions may require shift work or being on call.How to applyTo apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply’ button located at the top right of this posting.

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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.


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.Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for.

Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.

Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume.

Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position.

Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.DCIPS DisclaimerThe 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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