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Sandia National Laboratories Computer Hardware Support Technologist (Early Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.


We are seeking a Computer Hardware Support Technologist.

On any given day, the selected candidate may be called on to:

  • Apply patches, backups, and the evaluation of log files

  • System administration, fault isolation, diagnostics and repair of computer systems running the Linux operating system

  • Plans, conducts, and coordinates desktop computer system activities.

  • Sets up personal computers and servers.

  • Responsible for networking, security, system administration, and monitoring computer equipment, server, and associated software.

  • Coordinate all IT systems and services and provide IT support to the customer community

  • Seek and participate in development opportunities to grow your capabilities and to mentor others


  • Associate degree in relevant computer field or equivalent experience (4 years or higher-level degree)

  • Experience with Linux and/or Unix builds

  • Experience with computer hardware and networks

  • Active DOE Q clearance


  • Technical certifications in Linux and Security

  • Familiarity of Linux and MacOS system administration

  • Familiarity in configuring, compiling, and installing Linux software

  • Familiarity in multiple scripting languages (python, bash, perl)

  • Experience producing detailed technical documents

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify creative solutions

  • Knowledge of networking, data storage and retention and/or highly scalable storage systems

  • Experience with fault investigation and anomaly resolution, security, and information assurance

  • Experience working in a classified environment

  • Knowledge of ITIL and Cyber Security standard methodologies

    Department Description:

The Mission Computing Services (MCS) Department (9322) provides tailored IT services and support to Sandia mission organizations and customers. MCS also delivers system administration, software development, cybersecurity services, and IT support for classified systems, all Linux/UNIX operation systems, and operational technologies. MCS partners with other corporate IT providers in the delivery of its services and is engaged in technology development efforts for the Sandia Classified Network (SCN), UNIX/LINUX, and thin/virtual computing.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.

EEO Statement:

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: 679282