Computer Systems Architect

Company Name:
National Security Agency

Design and build the information technology framework or environment, using commercial hardware, software, networks, and security, within which systems function. Guide information technology technical projects to produce results that comply with the established project requirements and IT architecture. Identify, manage, measure, and maximize reuse, and manage change to the IT architecture. Keep IT architecture up-to-date by reviewing and introducing changes based on project requirements and by applying industry trends, emerging technologies and standards, and new vendor offerings. Collaborate with technical and application teams to identify, evaluate, and recommend technical solutions to support project requirements.

Entry is with a high school diploma and 5 years of experience, or an Associate's degree and 3 years of experience, or a
's degree and 2 years of experience, or a post-baccalaureate certificate.
Must meet Band 2 requirements as specified in examples above, plus one of the following:
A Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
Additional experience which is clearly professional
Science practice that is related to the coursework described above (e.g., network administration, database management, artificial intelligence).
Experience may include system administration, IT support, IT management, database administration or application administration, web programming, using or administering operating systems, systems and/or software engineering, systems design and analysis.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
Salary -- $70,928 --- $129,563
How To Apply - External

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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 must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence
Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted
under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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