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Mixed Signals Engineer / Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher - Mid to Expert Level (Marylan

Employer
National Security Agency
Location
Fort George G Meade, MD
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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RESPONSIBILITIES
The National Security Agency is home to the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community, employing visionary scientists with backgrounds in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. Our scientists push the boundaries of science and develop revolutionary ideas that provide our Nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries ' and we want you to be a part of our team. The NSA collaborates with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines and identify areas for investment that are critical to the success of our mission. Working together, we develop new ideas that have significant impacts ' and we have fun doing it. We're looking for talented Mixed Signals Engineers to direct research to design and test beyond state-of-the-art analog and digital circuits to contribute to our ever-growing research mission. These candidates would be in constant collaboration with other scientists and engineers in a research environment with fluid design requirements over a wide range of parameters and technologies. As a Mixed Signals Engineer, you will: - Investigate and conduct studies on the linkages between device performance (transistors, resistors, capacitors, wiring) and analog circuit performance, as well as fundamentals of circuit and functional block layout; - Select, develop, and specify digital circuit components, assemblies and parameters to create a solution to meet performance requirements by analyzing requirements, making engineering trade-offs, and investigating technical solutions; - Review integrated circuit designs, hardware at the component, board, or cabinet level, and associated test data; - Utilize advanced control techniques for precision analog control systems including assemblies, boards, FPGAs, ASICs, and mixed analog/digital; - Create and maintain up-to-date documentation on hardware components and systems; - Apply principles and methods used for test planning, evaluation, verification, and validation of systems or system elements; - Perform trade studies for system requirements definition.
SKILLS
Excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, and possess a range of knowledge and experience in at least two of the following areas: - Design and test custom circuits including both analog and digital circuits; - Experimental verification of circuit performance is required, including design for test, test stand operation and data acquisition, and data analysis; - Identify new and existing products, technologies, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems.
PAY BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
Pay: 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. Salary Range: $102,477 - $191,900 (Full Performance, Senior, Expert) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. This position is hiring for Maryland. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).
POSITION SUMMARY
Want to be a part of an elite team where your work has a global impact by developing revolutionary ideas that will provide our nation with an overwhelming advantage? We have an opportunity for you! As a Mixed Signals Engineer at NSA, the creativity of you and your team is essential to investigate and implement effective solutions for internal and Agency-supported customers around the world. Your efforts will drive global impacts that may include: saving lives of U.S. and ally soldiers; providing U.S. policy and decision makers with critical, timely intelligence; ensuring the continued safety of U.S. citizens and residents by thwarting foreign adversaries; and defending vital networks.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply soonest, as job postings can close earlier than stated end dates due to changes in requirements. It is important to review and note the minimum qualifications, as only those applicants who meet the required qualifications will be contacted to continue the employment process. Please populate the resume tool to showcase any relevant work experience and education related to the position and answer any applicable screening questions. Information collected will be used to determine eligibility, and failure to provide accurate information may result in disqualification for this position. A confirmation email will be sent after submission of the first application and also after any future updates to submitted applications. **Due to time sensitive communications regarding applications, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. For job vacancies that include stated testing requirements, also include the following: @uwe.nsa.gov, @nsa.gov, and @pearson.com** U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA/diversity-and-inclusion.
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. 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.
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