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Sandia National Laboratories Computing Infrastructure Engineer - Microsystems & Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) (Early Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

Salary Range:

$63,500 - $122,100

*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:

We are seeking a Computing Infrastructure Engineer to join our dynamic team!

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

  • Perform the full lifecycle management (analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, integration and maintenance) of multi-user information systems including servers, storage, virtual and cloud infrastructures, and associated components and subsystems.

  • Maintain the integrity of servers and systems to meet established requirements for service levels, disaster recovery, business continuity, and security.

  • Coordinate and interface collaborate with customers, suppliers, and domain experts such as networking, software, and desktop personnel.

  • Apply systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable engineering and life cycle management techniques and processes to deliver integrated information systems hardware for mission-enabled or direct mission deployment and production.

  • Perform technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

  • Evaluates, recommends, and may decide hardware and software technologies for hardware system solutions.

  • Introduces new computer systems and technologies into current configurations for optimum information systems engineering functionality.

  • May be responsible for hardware systems analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting, repair and recovery, disaster recovery, software installations, systems OS and software applications upgrades and security patches, performance tuning, hardware upgrades and resource optimization, maintenance of user accounts, and training users.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or relevant field or;

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Knowledge of:

  • information systems and lifecycle engineering processes such as: requirements engineering, top-level functional designs, lifecycle cost analysis, risk analysis, quality engineering, configuration management, testing, reverse engineering, component integration, programming, and analysis

  • software tools, and processes, including software methodology frameworks; drivers and configuration and component integration

  • hardware and operating systems, including system architectures, network infrastructures, and client–server principles

  • ongoing trends in the information systems hardware field and the ability to understand and work with new and emerging technologies such as virtual technologies and applications in cloud architectures

  • hardware and software integration and testing

  • cyber security practices and controls

  • Solid grasp of UNIX, LINUX, or Windows Server-based operating systems

  • Solid skills in server-side application management, hardware management and problem resolution.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work closely with customers and suppliers, defining expectations and mutual responsibilities

About Our Team:

Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex provides unique processing capability in semiconductor microfabrication. The MESA Fab facility is subdivided into 2 areas: (1) 12,500 sq. ft., class 1 cleanroom silicon wafer fab that produces radiation hardened CMOS integrated circuit technology and micro-electromechanical (MEMs) devices, and (2) 16,600 sq. ft., class 10 cleanroom fabrication area that produces compound semiconductor circuits and devices and back-end of line metallization and packaging. Department 05234,

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: 685865