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Posted by: National Security Agency on Jun 22, 2011


Fort George G. Meade,, MD

Job Description:

Software Engineer/Web Site Designer

The National Security Agency's Human Resources Directorate, is currently seeking an Software Engineer/Web Designer for a full-time position.

The National Security Agency is a leader in deploying high-caliber solutions, continually moving forward and staying current with industry standards.  We are looking for candidates that enjoy the challenges of a fast-paced environment and desire to make a difference.
- Analyze user/customer requirements related to software and/or software system design
- Design and develop user interfaces
- Design and develop software applications using development tools
- Design and develop Web-based applications
- Evaluate or test computer applications or programs to ensure compliance with technical professional, or organizational standards/requirements
- Write and debug computer code
- Develop test plans to evaluate software
- Entry is with a high school diploma and 7 years of experience, or an Associate's degree and 5 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience, or a post-baccalaureate certificate and 2 years of experience, or a Master's degree.
- Must meet Band 3 requirements as specified in examples above, plus one of the following:
- A Master Degree in Computer Science or a related field
- Additional experience which is clearly professional Computer Science practice that is related to the coursework described above (e.g., network administration, database management, artificial intelligence)
- Programming experience
- Software development life cycle experience (e.g., software design, quality assurance, testing, planning, requirements gathering, deployment)
- Experience participating on a team software development activity
- Project Management Professional (PMP) or DAWIA certification desirable
- Technical instruction experience (i.e., experience teaching relevant content)
- Formal or informal technical leadership experience
How To Apply - External
Apply to this position through the Careers homepage at  In addition to including an updated resume to the application, please attach your employee profile to the section entitled My Career Tools: Cover Letters and Attachments.
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.

Education Level:

High school or ged

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

HR. Website URL:

Security Clearance:

Secret or top secret

Travel Requirements:


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About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. 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. At 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 also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research. Learn more about our careers at Employment opportunities are available in the following areas: • Computer/Electrical Engineering • Computer Science • Cybersecurity • Data Science • Information Assurance • Mathematics • Foreign Language Analysis • Intelligence Analysis • Cryptanalysis • Signals Analysis • Security & Counterintelligence • Business • Finance & Accounting • Paid Internships, Scholarships & Co-op

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