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Sandia National Laboratories Enterprise Classified Capabilities Solutions Architect (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Solutions Architect to serve as an energetic and knowledgeable ISSO for Sandia’s Classified Network (SCN). Primary duties include maintaining several security plans related to classified systems and being able to interpret 425 security controls across 18 families.

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

  • Answer concerns from staff and management related to network requirements and policy
  • Assist system administrators with implementing requirements
  • Maintain detailed documentation
  • Collaborate with Sandia and Federal cyber security personnel
  • Write control implementations for in-scope plans
  • Assess in-scope plans for security requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information/Cyber security or equivalent combination of education and experience or experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Minimum 2 Years’ experience addressing Federal requirements for operation of National Security Systems (e.g. NIST, CNSS, DISA, etc)
  • Experience creating and maintaining complex, classified security plans
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare formal correspondence to Federal personnel
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating CCRI and other assessments
  • Demonstrated experience working with external oversight, SFO and Federal auditors
  • In-depth knowledge of DOE and NNSA Security Controls
  • Cyber experience necessary to discover risks posed by various vulnerabilities and ability to convey impacts and alternatives to decision makers
  • CISSP certification
  • Active Q clearance required


  • Experience with Federal Baselines and DOD requirements
  • Previous experience as a system administrator in a classified environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Department Description:

The Enterprise Classified Capabilities department provides a united front for mission requirements and advanced technical solutions. Staff members are classified computing subject matter experts instrumental in ensuring the continuity of services and devising innovative strategies for current and future classified users. The department also leads the 3CSI concierge service for Sandia’s Classified Network (SCN) and provides Mac and Mobility Engineering support to the laboratories.

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*

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.

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.