General Dynamics Mission Systems Network Analyst in Hanover, Maryland

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

The Network Analyst must have:

  • 5 years of network analysis experience to include non-IP networks

  • 5 years of experience with telecommunications, network management systems and network management protocols

  • Basic data processing skills (scripting in PERL, PYTHON, etc. or equivalent capability)

  • Experience using Wireshark and/or Renoir or similar protocol analysis product

  • Experience in researching and using telecommunications standards (ITU-T Recommendations and IETF RFCs)

  • Strong teaming skills to work with other technical disciplines to include signals analysts, protocol analysts, hardware developers, and intelligence analysts

  • Strong technical writing skills to articulate requirements to ANR developers as well as developers in other organizations including vendors

  • Experience with NSA data repositories BLACKPEARL, xKEYSCORE, NKB, etc.

  • Experience in operating collection front-end systems such as the AST-557, Packet Raptor, AST-128, etc.

  • Ability to diagnose a network protocol using the outputs of standard NSA signals and protocol analysis tools (WIRESHARK, DVT, TAROTCARD, etc.)

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Network Analyst. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Conducts advanced analysis of collection and open-source data to profile target networks and their activities

  • Develops techniques to gain target information

  • Applies analytic techniques against metadata collected from communications systems in order to characterize networks, reviews relevant content carried in network communications, and accurately reports vulnerabilities identified from metadata analysis

  • Selects collection of data required for analysis


  • Utilizes knowledge of target technologies and digital networks and the applications on them to determine the operating posture of the network

  • Technology savvy and flexible enough to rapidly shift from one data collection to another

  • Basic internet research skills and an understanding of telecommunications and computer network communications fundamentals are required

  • Ability to organize resources and information in support of mission and operational requirements, accommodate last minute requirements and has the flexibility to respond to ever-evolving quick-reaction capability requirements

  • Has participated in Analyst-to­ Analyst exchanges, seminars, conferences, or others as requested


  • Understanding and knowledge of the customer and their mission

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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Job LocationUSA-MD-Hanover

Required ClearanceTS/SCI with Polygraph


Employment TypeFull Time

Hiring CompanyGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems