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Sandia National Laboratories Information Systems Architect (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art concepts to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?

We are seeking an IS Architect to join our dynamic team. You will be part of a platform automation team of 6. The team is engaged on multiple projects supporting creation, delivery, and testing of automated platforms using technologies such as Ansible, VMWare, Python, and Linux Systems.

On any given day, you may be asked to:

  • Apply integrated technical judgment—which requires using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate and test hypotheses—to anticipate, innovate, and deliver solutions to our missions
  • Root the work in the fundamentals of engineering and science while applying a deep understanding of engineering/scientific principles
  • Create and applies scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering disciplines to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems
  • Use physical and computational simulation, analysis, and evaluation as inherent activities of development
  • Plan, conduct, and execute Sandia's science/engineering programs within the spectrum of fundamental research, development, or demonstration
  • Research, design, develop, and test information processing hardware such as computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and electrical components
  • Design new or modifies existing products, develops technical specifications for production, analyzes hardware configuration and processing solutions, and tests hardware conformance to specifications
  • Conduct multidisciplinary research in the design, development, testing, and utilization of CPUs, application-specific integrated circuits, programmable logic devices, peripheral devices, embedded systems, computer systems, secure architectures, and networks
  • Apply engineering principles to design components, products, and systems

Ability to travel infrequently (once to twice per year, on average).


  • You have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology, or related computer discipline plus five years' experience in IT; or 13 years related IT experience; or master’s related to information technology plus two years’ experience
  • You possess at least 3 years' experience with Linux Systems
  • You hold a current DOE clearance, or equivalent


  • Master’s degree in relevant field of Information Technology or software/engineering, plus a minimum of 5 years relevant IT experience
  • Your background includes at least 5 or more years’ experience with:

  • Linux Systems administration

  • Programming in Python, bash (or similar languages)
  • Computer/Network Systems troubleshooting, anomaly resolution, or debugging
  • At least 2 years of experience with Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt, or similar technologies
  • Experience in computer and network systems analysis to determine system requirements, define system design, develop architectures, and assess functionality and performance
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining network infrastructures by performing network systems analysis, build and configuration, anomaly resolution, troubleshooting, or debugging
  • Experience with information assurance, including security information and event management, access control systems, firewalls and intrusion prevention technologies
  • Experience with systems engineering or systems architecture principles, artifacts, tools, and processes
  • Experience with agile development methods, principles, and processes
  • Certifications including RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • Domain knowledge in remote sensing, space missions, or satellite ground stations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment

Department Description:

The Platform Automation Department is a capability-based organization that architects, develops, integrates, tests, and deploys large highly reliable mission critical systems. We have expertise in R&D and Information Technology across many disciplines including large-scale software engineering, computer science, and computer engineering. Our specific capabilities include computer hardware/software architectures, system administration/networking, cyber security, failover/redundancy, continuous integration, system integration/verification, and performance assessment. We demonstrate these capabilities to innovate high-rigor solutions while supporting existing critical customer needs. Our current responsibility includes support for nonproliferation and national security missions for the US Nuclear Detonation Detection System.

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-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.