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Computer/Electrical Engineering

NSA offers some of the world's most demanding and exhilarating high-tech engineering challenges. Our entry-level engineers work with teams, following a project from beginning through completion. This means you'll be involved in multiple stages of the project, including requirements analysis, design, simulation, experimentation, benchwork, prototype development and testing, manufacturing, and possibly, field work. You'll be part of a multidisciplinary team made up of Engineers, Computer Scientists, Mathematicians, Analysts, Contractors, and other project members.

Career Paths in Computer/Electrical Engineering

  • Design of special-purpose computers and antenna systems
  • Pattern recognition technologies
  • Signals analysis
  • Optics
  • Design, development, and testing of electronic communications

You may also be working in our microelectronics facility, including our Class 1,000 microelectronics assembly clean room. In this setting you will be working on such tasks as 3D integrated circuit assembly. You may also be involved in leading edge integrated circuit design, package engineering, automated test engineering, product reliability, and failure analysis..

Our Dual Track system affords you the opportunity to choose to expand your technical prowess or move toward a management role within NSA.

Technical Skills for Computer/Electrical Engineering
The following technical skills are needed throughout NSA:

Network Engineering — Design/Analysis of LANs/WANs, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Protocol
Software Engineering — JAVA, C++, XML, HTML, Web Applications, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Rapid Prototyping, Algorithm Development
Communications — Digital and Analog, Fixed and Mobile Wireless, Satellite, Antenna Design
Systems Engineering — Inter-disciplinary Engineering, Requirements Definition, Architecture, Design, Interface Specification, Integration, Validation, Modeling and Simulation developing installation/acceptance test plans.
Microelectronics — VHDL, FPGA, Microelectronic Manufacturing and Testing (MCM, SOC), Electronic Packaging, VLSI

As a Computer/Electrical Engineer at NSA, you can apply your skills in a variety of ways. Click on the sections below and discover just some of the many things you may work on.




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Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Oct 17, 2014 | Last Reviewed: Oct 17, 2014