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Scientific Linguist (47960627)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 1/21/2019

Scientific Linguist

NSA Overview The National Security Agency's (NSA) mission is to help protect national security by providing policy makers and military commanders with the intelligence information they need to do their jobs. The professionals at NSA have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes, and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. NSA is the nation's leader in providing foreign signals intelligence while also protecting U.S. government information systems, forging the frontier of communications and analysis. We serve the American people by applying a wide variety of technical skills to produce meaningful results that help protect our nation, keeping our friends and families safe for generations to come. Scientific Linguists support the mission by designing, developing, evaluating, and/or integrating products to enhance the understanding of mission critical foreign languages or materials by applying linguistic knowledge (e.g. syntax, morphology, phonetics, semantics) to address operational problems. Responsibilities Applicants with limited or no cryptologic language analysis experience will be hired into the Language Analysis Development Program (LADP). The LADP, which lasts up to three years, is designed to provide an intensive, accelerated opportunity to acquire the unique technical skills and experience needed to successfully apply knowledge and analytic ability to the SIGINT mission and help Scientific Linguists achieve core analytic competencies. The program includes 4-5 operational tours in a variety of offices, interspersed with formal classroom and computer-based training. These on-the-job operational tours are designed to give Scientific Linguists the skills they need to emerge from the program as well-rounded analysts capable of working a variety of missions. Applicants with cryptologic language analysis experience will be assessed to see whether they have the skills to be hired directly into a specific mission, if there are positions available. Duties of a Scientific Linguist include: - Transcribe, translate and/or gist foreign language material. - Review foreign language material for purposes of language processing tool development. - Create corpora or annotate language data to support the development of language processing systems. - Create computer algorithms (e.g., pre- and post-processing of data, manipulating data, scripting) to support the development of language processing systems. - Analyze output of various processing and analysis programs/systems/tools, including newly developed hardware and software (for example, beta testing). - Conduct outreach to mission customers to define requirements and solicit feedback to optimize the development of language processing tools.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.


We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research.


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