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Sandia National Laboratories Information Systems Architect (Experienced) 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.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Information Systems Architect - Private Cloud Team Member. The selected candidate will serve as an architect for cloud systems, requiring knowledge of and experience with information system domains such as information assurance, hardware, software, networking, and systems security. This position will support the on premise Azure Stack Hub services and capabilities for all of Sandia's corporately supported unclassified and classified networks.

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

  • Work projects and help develop roadmaps for Private Cloud Team.

  • Work with customers, vendors, and IT partners within our department and across Sandia.

  • Establish service level agreements and requirements for performance, reliability, and security for Cloud Systems.

  • Provide administration support for systems that host critical applications and services.

  • Support full lifecycle management (analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, integration and maintenance) for Private Cloud Systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field plus 5 or more years of experience, or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job.

  • Experience working on programs, projects, services, and/or teams.

  • Virtualization skills (vmware or hyper-v).

  • Experience with Azure Stack Hub.

  • Powershell and Windows System Administration.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level clearance


  • Active DOE Q level security clearance.

  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing services such as Azure Stack and Azure.

  • Ability to work on a team to deliver results and meet department objectives.

  • Ability to develop and nurture effective customer and partner relationships internal and external to a team.

  • Ability to negotiate and meet technical and programmatic requirements to the satisfaction of the customer in the execution of complex information technology projects.

  • Experience with 3rd party software for backups, CommVault.

  • Knowledge of Pure and Dell Isilon storage systems.

  • Understanding of information system accreditations and cyber security requirements.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.

  • Solid Project Management and organizational skills.

  • ITSM Experience.

  • Rally or other project management experience.

    Department Description:

The Cloud department provides public and private cloud services, automation services, and tools to enable self service delivery of IT using the DevOps framework. This department will constantly evolve to meet the rapid pace of cloud innovation.

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.

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.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status 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.