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Sandia National Laboratories Computing Infrastructure Engineer - Nuclear Security Operations (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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

On any given day, the selected candidate 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 with customers, suppliers, and domain experts such as networking, software, and desktop personnel.
  • Design IT networks supporting DoD, DOE, and NNSA physical security systems

The ability to travel up to 25% will be needed in this role, as will the ability to work remotely.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant computer discipline plus five or more years related IT experience, or equivalent experience and education (MS plus 2 years, per above; AS plus 9 years, per above; no degree plus 13 years, per above)
  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q Security Clearance


  • 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
  • Solid understanding of Windows Server-based operating systems; understanding of UNIX and LINUX-based operating systems also beneficial
  • Strong skills in server-side application management
  • Knowledge of hardware and operating systems, including system architectures, network infrastructures, and client–server principles
  • Firm understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals with particular emphasis on layers 4 thru 7 of the Open Systems Interconnect
  • Ability to understand traffic flows of existing information systems and systems in differing stages of design
  • Solid familiarization with the design and implementation of information system security controls, particularly those associated with NIST 800-53 and DISA security technical implementation guidance
  • Experience designing and installing IT infrastructure in support of Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and/or National Nuclear Security Admninistration physical security projects
  • Ability to characterize IP traffic, design and implement traffic filtering solutions in support of overall system integrity using current industry best practices and applicable compliance documentation
  • Certifications desired, MCSE for server infrastructure, MCSA SQL Server, and CCNA
  • Knowledge of 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
  • Knowledge of hardware and software integration and testing
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator
  • Ability to work closely with customers and suppliers, defining expectations and mutual responsibilities

Department Description:

The Nuclear Security Engineering & Operations Department (6512) is a component of Sandia's Weapons & Force Protection Center. Department 6512 is responsible for the analysis, design, and implementation of complex physical security systems to protect critical DoD and DOE assets and defense capabilities. The department provides project management and domain specialists in the area of risk analysis, intrusion detection, video assessment, communications, entry control and Alarm Communication and Display, and response force planning. These domain specialists are developed internally with extensive hands on training and external educational opportunities. Department employees have the ability to lead and/or participate as an authority in vulnerability/risk analysis studies, engineering studies, system design, Sensor and access control component testing, development, and integration of complex physical security systems (PSS) for DoD, DOE and other government agencies. Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, and Civil Engineers primarily fill these roles. This department is currently working with the DOE, NNSA, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Army to enhance the effectiveness of critical asset protection at CONUS/OCONUS installations through several multi-million dollar initiatives.

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 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*

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*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.

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.