Navy Technology Careers
Working with the most awe-inspiring ships, submarines, aircraft and weapons systems in existence. Developing UAVs, ROVs and robotics that keep people out of harm’s way. Pioneering advances in everything from nuclear propulsion to biofuels to medical research. And uncovering threats as an Information Warfare Officer. If you’re looking for a way to turn your technological savvy into a challenging career, check out the many technology careers that are available to you in the Navy.
Information Systems Technician
- Information Systems Technicians design, install, operate and maintain state-of-the-art information systems for America’s Navy. They also write programs to handle data for a wide variety of applications. They perform the functions of a computer systems analyst, operate telecommunications systems and are one of the most diverse ratings in the U.S. Navy.
Information Technology Professional
- As a Navy IT Specialist, you’ll learn how to handle the responsibility of working with mainframe computers, local and wide area networks, and microcomputer systems. In an operations area, you may set up video surveillance that provides a feed to your Commander and helps U.S. forces keep watch for other forces.
- As an Information Warfare Officer, you will be directly involved in every aspect of Naval operations, deploying globally to support Navy and joint military requirements. You will deliver vital information to decision makers by attacking, defending and exploiting networks to capitalize on vulnerabilities in the information domain.
- Electrical Engineers are leaders in the technologically advanced Navy and Marine Corps. They use their understanding of the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering to help operate and manage the advanced electronics systems and subsystems present on some of the world’s most advanced ships, submarines and aircraft.
Fire Control Technician
- Fire Control Technicians (FT) operate, test and maintain submarine combat control systems. They participate in weapons handling functions and operate and maintain non-tactical computer systems and peripherals.
- Electronics Technicians (ET/RF and ET/NAV) focus on installing, administering and maintaining onboard communications and navigations systems. At sea and ashore, you could be serving with and be repairing systems and equipment on Navy aircraft, submarines, surface ships and landing craft at bases, ports of call, critical disaster areas and development areas.
Submarine Electronics Technician
- Reading sonar to track enemy targets on a Navy submarine. Manning submarine weapon systems. Navigating the deepest reaches of the oceans. Those who work in Submarine Electronics do some of the most classified and high-tech work in the world.
- As a Navy Cryptology Technician, your ability to speak and understand world languages will take center stage. Whether via radio, telephone or computer, you will be specially trained to decipher and analyze pertinent foreign information in every form of communication imaginable.
- Among the world’s flying forces, Naval Aviation has a reputation for excellence that is second to none. Here you can pilot some of the world’s most cutting-edge aircraft. Oversee the intricate communications, navigation and weapons systems they carry. Or help ensure the safety and success of the people and equipment involved – from takeoff to landing.
Special Warfare (NSW)/Special Operations (NSO)
- Special Warfare/Special Ops does everything from rescuing people in distress to salvaging vital equipment from treacherous depths. Whatever the specifics, members of the NSW/NSO communities take on the most impossible missions and the most elusive targets.
- As a Navy Diver, you will be part of an extraordinary Special Operations team. You will journey anywhere from the darkest depths of the world’s oceans to Search and Rescue missions around the globe. Accomplishing a number of tasks only a few can perform.
- As part of the Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Forces – commonly known as SEALs – you will be expertly trained to deliver highly specialized, intensely challenging warfare capabilities that are beyond the means of standard military forces.
View Civilian Technology Careers
There are many opportunities to practice your technological abilities in a civilian career. After the Navy, jobs vary from software engineer to information research scientist and network architect to computer science ...