Applied Research Mathematician/ Mathematical Statistician - Entry/Mid Level (MD)
NSA is actively searching for mathematicians and mathematical statisticians like you to join a vibrant community of mathematicians, statisticians, physicists, computer scientists, data scientists, and other intelligence professionals.
Newly-hired mathematicians and mathematical statisticians begin their careers in the Mathematics Development Program (MDP). The goal of the three-year MDP is to provide on-the-job training in the broad range of mathematical and statistical sciences at NSA. This is primarily accomplished through 6-month tours in NSA offices of the MDP participant's choosing. Mentorship is provided for each tour and participants work on real mission problems. MDP members also study cryptologic mathematics, statistical data mining, and related subjects in courses taught by Agency experts. Participants are required to develop skills in programming and using computational resources to solve mission problems. Various short-term and long-term travel opportunities exist for interested participants but are not required.
MDP members are able to take advantage of other professional development opportunities available at NSA as well. This includes continuing education opportunities and optional Agency courses in everything from professional communication to goal setting to machine learning. Career mentorship and participation in professional networks such as WIMS (Women in the Mathematical Sciences) are strongly supported. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged and resources including maternity/paternity leave, counseling services, and financial coaching are available for all employees.
Through the MDP, participants are rooted in the Agency community of mathematicians and mathematical statisticians. Also they are given the opportunity to explore a wide variety of problem sets. At the end of the program, graduates choose their first assignment from any open positions at the Agency.
NSA is unique in its ability to offer the opportunity to work on cutting edge problems in a wide range of technical fields including:
- Data Science
- Machine Learning
- Human Language technology
- Signals analysis
- Speech/image/video processing
- Network analysis
- Cyber security
- High performance computing
All employees at NSA have access to diverse opportunities with the expectation that they will continuously grow as professionals. Positions exist that use everything from theoretical to applied mathematics and statistics, and vary from becoming a leading expert in a specialized niche to coordinating technical work across a wide array of disciplines. The choice is yours!
Salary Range: $74,682 - $116,788 (Entry - Full Performance)