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Cloud Engineer (Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689746

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Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Salary Range:

$101,400 - $172,300

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

For over 70 years, Sandia National Laboratories has defined and brought into existence some of the most importance scientific and engineering advances in global security. Our 15,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support personnel work daily on projects that ensure that a peaceful and prosperous world is possible.

Our Mission: To render exceptional service in the national interest , is more than a statement of values – it defines our commitment to the nation and the world to embrace a diverse and inclusive culture that sees only opportunities for collaboration, not boundaries, and to leverage that ethos to advance the United States’ position as global leader and innovator.

We are seeking a highly motivated technical professional (R&D Solutions Architect) to join our team that leads the way in developing, implementing, and enhancing cloud computing to meet mission needs. We process terabytes of near real time data daily, extracting information and providing it to national decision makers. The department currently provides technical cloud competencies for the Decision Support Systems (DSS) business area and enables program execution in the Advanced Systems Program Office (ASPO) business area.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Design, develop, and implement cloud-based solutions for effective operation of mission enabling information systems

  • Support and develop DevOps activities

  • Participate in design, development, and support in areas including cloud computing, container technologies, data and computing virtualization, and secure cloud architectures

  • Use excellent interpersonal, and collaboration skills, with the ability to work with a diverse set of colleagues across multiple teams

  • Work with diverse technology stacks, using strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and testing skills

  • Team with other technical specialists working on Agile teams

Qualifications We Require:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant STEM field plus five or more years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience in cloud technologies and software design/engineering/development

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q and SCI security clearances

  • Ability to acquire an IA certification (Security+, CISSP, CISA)

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with Linux operating systems and shell scripting (Bash, etc)

  • Experience with software engineering/development methodologies and languages (C++, Java, Python)

  • Experience with automation, orchestration, continuous integration, and continuous delivery including tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Docker, GitLab CI, Jenkins, etc.

  • Experience in computer networks and troubleshooting (TCP, UDP, OSI model, tcpdump, Wireshark, netcat)

  • Experience in computer security (encryption, client-server authentication, FIPS 140-2)

  • Experience in supporting classified computing environments

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify creative solutions

  • Ability to function in a dynamic, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team

  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and complete multiple projects within appropriate scope and timeframe

  • Ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form

  • Active DOE Q or DOD equivalent and SCI clearances

About Our Team:

Within Center 6300 and as part of the Decision Support Systems Group, the Systems Design and Architecture Department designs and develops high-performance cloud-based and hybrid solutions used for high-consequence missions with national security impact. Our full-stack team crafts and implements environments, infrastructures, software, and algorithms, that enable and perform real-time processing and exploitation from a variety of very ambitious, sophisticated data streams from pathfinder remote sensing assets.

Decision Support Systems develops first-of-a-kind tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination systems for critical national security missions. We design, develop, and deploy large networked computing systems that push the state-of-the-art in data processing throughput and real-time action and response. We develop sophisticated algorithms and software for detecting, monitoring, and classifying targets of interest. We fundamentally develop and improve the way sensing systems customers make decisions.

About Sandia:

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 689746

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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