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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Ent Endpoint Engineering R&D Graduate Year-Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Enterprise IT Tools and Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic R&D graduate student to help us build custom software applications to maintain Sandia's complex IT environment Our work directly influences the laboratories’ current and future cyber environment. The entire corporation uses some of the applications developed by the team while other applications have a very specific user base. Our primary product is a custom DHCP, DNS, and IP Address (DDI) system responsible for enabling automated configuration of more than 50 enterprise networks in addition to user account provisioning. We pride ourselves on maintaining customer focus through user stories, personas, and frequent acceptance testing. We begin writing code early in a project's life cycle and iterate until what we have developed meets the customer's needs.

To ensure software quality, all team members are involved and empowered to make decisions. We believe that great software is developed through collaboration, even when we are not pairing, we support each other with a culture that encourages developer questions and communication.

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

  • Research and implement new technologies, which includes personal interest research that may not have immediate project applicability

  • Use many agile development practices that include continuous integration, collective code ownership, and paired programming

  • Attend relevant conferences and trainings

    Responsibilities will evolve based on the demands of user-facing applications and mission needs.

    The selected applicant can be a virtual worker located in any U.S. State or District of Columbia. Regular or periodic travel to your assigned work location may be required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation 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.

Posting Duration:

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.

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. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Coursework in computer science

  • Coursework and/or experience with programming languages

  • Desire to work with challenging problems and implementing creative solutions

  • Active DOE security clearance

About Our Team:

Department 09762 is responsible for Production Tools (DiGS, ick, WebCARS, CSSR), Cross Domain Solutions (RAFTS, Downshift), Integrated Solutions, Sandia-wide Software Site/Volume Licensing, and Data Encryption at rest and in transit.

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.


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.

Job ID: 684142