Sunday , February 5 2023

NSA Employment – Signals Analyst

Website National Security Agency

Job Description:

Signals Analysis is a cutting-edge technical discipline that seeks to identify the purpose, content and user(s) of signals. Given today’s rapidly evolving global communications, the NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce of Signals Analysts who are a vital part in maintaining our technical capabilities to use the most sophisticated means to recover, understand, and derive intelligence from all manner of foreign signals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Telemetry use in the defense industry includes spacecraft monitoring, aircraft development, and weapons system testing. Telemetry is used by manned and unmanned spacecraft for various data transmissions including monitoring the health of astronauts as well as the health and status of the actual spacecraft.
  • Telemetry for weapons testing includes monitoring temperatures, vibrations, accelerations, positions and status of various subsystems. Telemetry is also used for range safety related to flight testing to determine flight termination criteria.
  • The role of a telemetry analyst is to reverse engineer the data transmitted by various systems to determine the performance characteristics and capabilities of these systems.
  • Signals Analysts supporting a technical mission office analyze signals from various sources, including foreign communications, radar and other electronic systems. The selected individual will work in a dynamic environment with duties that can include the following: –
  • Identify and analyze waveforms in different domains (e.g., weapon systems, communications systems)
  • Identify and analyze bitstreams (e.g., multiplexers, error correction, voice and video compression, instrumentation systems)
  • Identify and analyze protocols (e.g., link layer, network layer, application layer)
  • The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is/can – accountable – flexible – resilient – communicate effectively

Job Requirements:

  • Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree and no experience.
  • A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience will be considered for applicants who have completed relevant military degree programs (or equivalent), OR who have completed relevant military training [for example, 9141 (Navy Intermediate Technical ELINT Analyst), 1N2A (Air Force Intermediate Technical ELINT Analyst), 451/461 (Intermediate Signals Analysis) or 452 (Advanced Signals Analysis)]; OR who have participated in or graduated from a relevant training program such as the Military COMINT Signals Analysis Program (MCSAP), Military ELINT Signals Analysis Program (MESAP), or Military OpELINT Signals Analysis Program (MOSAP).
  • Degree must be in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, a Physical Science, or a related technical field.
  • A broader range of degrees will be considered for those who have completed a relevant training program listed above (e.g., 9141, 1N2A, 451/461, 452 or MCSAP/MESAP/MOSAP).
  • Relevant experience must be in signals analysis (COMINT, ELINT, FISINT and/or PROFORMA) and/or design and engineering of aerospace, communications, electronic or industrial systems.

Job Details:

Company: National Security Agency

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: San Antonio, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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