Sandia National Laboratories Systems Research & Analysis (Experienced) in Livermore, California
We are seeking an R&D Science & Engineering Systems Research and Analysis professional with cybersecurity domain expertise, who will take a broad systems perspective to developing strategies, priorities, and well-informed guidance for technology solutions.The successful applicant will join our multidisciplinary team of systems analysts, whose studies provide decision insight to customers in ill-defined or complex multi-domain problem areas. Apply critical thinking using a diversity of technical skills and expertise, and effectively communicate options, insights, and trade-offs to customers in a concise way that enables action. Provide technical depth and insight in particular to analysis problems in the cyber domain, to enable connectivity between the analysis team and Sandia’s broad and deep cyber enterprise security and R&D teams, and also contribute to multidisciplinary systems analysis teams addressing other domains of national security. Formally define problems, formulate requirements, develop technical approaches, gather information from a variety of sources, and apply analytical and modeling methods to design and objectively evaluate proposed solutions. Familiarity with relevant analysis and/or mod-sim tools would be beneficial, e.g., cyber risk management approaches, scalable data analytics, or at-scale virtual environments (for example, Sandia’s opensource minimega). Access to knowledge and data in this arena will require a security clearance. Travel is expected to meet with sponsors and to support successful execution of programs.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Lead projects and also contribute effectively on research teams;
- Work with customers to understand needs and propose solutions;
- Conduct innovative research; and
- Present results as appropriate at open conferences and classified meetings.
- Bachelor’s degree in STEM discipline.
- PhD in computer science, computer engineering, applied mathematics, or a related technical discipline; or a Masters in these disciplines plus at least two years’ relevant experience.
- Expertise in one or more of the following: cyber risk management, cyber vulnerability assessment, secure software and hardware design, cyber system modeling and simulation, emulation of large-scale computer networks, big data analytics or machine learning in cyber domain, vm introspection, SDN (Software Defined Networking), Android OS and mobile security, cloud security, cryptography, intrusion detection systems and countermeasures, network monitoring and traffic analysis, host or memory forensics, malware analysis and triage.
- Software development competence in at least one programming language; e.g. Go, C/C++, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java or a related language.
- Evidence of relevant research expertise in the form of technical publications, presentations, software, and/or knowledge of applications
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted Q-level clearance.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance.
- More experienced candidates will also be considered for a Principal-level position, which requires three additional years of relevant experience.
- Strong record of academic performance.
- Evidence of professional service to the community, such as service on program committees, workshop organization, and/or editorial or review work.
- A proven ability to frame and tackle complex and/or ill-defined multidisciplinary problems
- Background in solving practical problems in science and engineering that involve encounters with real-world data, especially large data sets.
- Software engineering proficiency, particularly with respect to best practices and team development of high quality code.
- Working knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows, UNIX/BSD, Linux, OS X, etc.)
- Working knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, FTP, SSH, and other common Internet protocols
- Familiarity with system-level development and kernel programming
The Systems Research & Analysis III Department (8716) is part of the six-department System Analysis & Engineering Group in the Sandia/California DHS & Defense Systems Center. We provide national leaders with reliable, unbiased and comprehensive information on viable engineering and strategy options, and on the effectiveness, risks, benefits, and potential unintended consequences of those options. Projects span DHS, DOE, DoD, and internal sponsors. We are a multidisciplinary group with a strong science and engineering emphasis, skilled at applying a broad systems perspective to national and global security challenges. The analysis work of the department has a cyber security emphasis in collaboration with cyber-related organizations across the laboratory in CA and NM, and department researchers also lead and support efforts in domains including nuclear deterrence and stability, homeland security, global security, and internal Sandia decision support. In these complex problem areas, we employ independent thinking, creativity, and a variety of advanced science and engineering tools and methods across the lifecycle of national security issues. Projects range from months to years in duration, with teams forming in dynamic collaborations across the Group and with organizations throughout the laboratory to draw upon world-class technical expertise.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
- Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
- Extraordinary co-workers
- Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
- Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
- Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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