Systems Engineer - Entry/Mid-Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA and Texas Locations
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full-time Data Testing Decision Science Project Management Risk Analysis Software Engineering Systems Engineering

Job Description

With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs System Engineers to integrate systems and reduce the cost to operate and maintain systems. To meet these demands, the NSA hires and trains talented and highly motivated junior systems engineers, electrical engineers, computer scientists, computer engineers, and other related professionals.

System Engineers are hired into positions directly supporting a technical mission office or one of two Development Programs (The System Engineer Development Program (SEDP) or the Information Technology Development Program (ITDP)).

The SEDP prepares recent college graduates and junior level technical staff for a career in Systems Engineering at NSA. During the three-year program, participants will rotate assignments, attend training that covers the full breadth of systems engineering disciplines, and earn DoD DAWIA and other important credentials.

The ITDP is a three-year full-time development program designed to provide entry-level information technology specialists (that is, individuals with degrees in computer science, information systems, information technology, and related degrees and experience) the opportunity to learn the various facets of the NSA mission, including:

  • Systems Engineering/Security Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • SW Project Management
  • System Architecture
  • Database Design

As a System Engineer at the NSA responsibilities may include:

  • requirements definition, requirements analysis and requirements management
  • system architecture and design
  • integration and testing
  • configuration management
  • risk management
  • decision analysis
  • security engineering

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills who is:

  • motivated
  • innovative
  • well-organized
  • able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments
  • able to communicate effectively both orally and written
  • able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment

Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired:

  • Systems Engineering principles
  • Systems architecture, framework, and standards
  • System Engineering Certifications (DoD DAWIA Certification, INCOSE)
  • Technology/System Readiness Assessment
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Security Design Engineering
  • Developmental Test & Evaluation

Job ID

1139611