Intern - Cyber Security Initiatives - R&D Graduate Year-Round
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What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking a Year Round - R&D Graduate Intern to join our dynamic team!
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Conduct research to discover and test innovative methods in cyber security
Perform cyber research and development
Create new understandings and capabilities by using research and development methods
Spend time understanding cyber challenges in order to propose, plan, conduct, or manage research and development
Analyze existing state-of-the-art solutions and brainstorm new solutions
Qualifications We Require:
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
Earned bachelor's degree
Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.
Qualifications We Desire:
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:
Desired skills in programming and scripting languages such as C, C++,C#, Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, SQL
Desired skills in network programming, system testing, virus and malicious code defense and cryptography
Desired skills in Computer hardware, knowledge such as FPGA, VHDL, Low Level Programming
Desired skills in software tools such as IDA Pro, VMware, Wireshark, Volatility, and Ghidra
General knowledge of technical principles and processes
Self-Starter with a strong wiliness to learn
Leadership experience and willingness to take on leadership roles
Understand the use of a variety of research tools
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to contribute in a team environment
General knowledge of project management
Demonstrate ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form
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.
About Our Team:
Department 9373, Cyber Security Initiatives, conducts research and development to enable capabilities that are integral to an end-to-end secure cyber environment. The department delivers a robust set of competencies that, in conjunction with other 9310 and 9370 departments, form the core and advanced protections that defend the information assets of Sandia National Laboratories. It partners with Sandia mission organizations to understand the challenges of the mission, participates in creation of unique cyber capabilities and the melding of the unique solutions to real world cyber challenges. Research areas include but are not limited to data analytics, complex system decision analytics, threat intelligence/forecasting, EmulyticsTM, network deception and moving target defense, secured cloud architectures, and secured mobile solutions.
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
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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.
Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
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.
NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:
If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.
If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.
Job ID: 691423
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