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IT Auditor (Experienced) - HYBRID

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691904

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an IT Auditor to join our team.

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

  • Develop and conduct IT audit risk assessment and IT internal audit programs covering systems, applications and IT processes and in accordance with internal audit policies, procedures, methodologies, and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing including:

  • IT security audits (e.g. network, operating system, database and data center), including evaluating if security vulnerabilities are properly identified and mitigated. Information general computing and application control audits.

  • Various audits of IT management policies and procedures such as IT governance, change management, business continuity planning/ disaster recovery and information security to ensure that controls surrounding these processes are adequate.

  • Coordinate the scope and performance of these reviews and discuss audit results with all levels of management and staff.

  • Develop audit reports in accordance with internal audit policies, procedures, methodologies, and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

  • Communicate complex technical issues in simplified terms.

  • Participate in risk assessments in support of annual audit plan.

  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to IT practices, processes, and control procedures.

  • Successfully complete assigned training requirements.

  • Participate in Center Teams. Assist the center as needed in ad-hoc requests and projects. Assist in the maintenance of TeamMate.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's or master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (Note: Relevant disciplines may include Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or comparable), plus (5) years of experience.

  • Minimum of (3) years' experience in IT Audit, Internal Audit, Business Process Improvement, or Information Technology.

  • Solid understanding of IT Risk and the various IT Control frameworks.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Ability to identify risks and controls. Ability to develop appropriate testing methodologies to test controls. Ability to accurately interpret results.

  • Ability to assess efficiency and effectiveness of processes and systems.

  • Sound professional judgment, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to develop and nurture effective relationships internal and external to the organization.

  • Active CISA, CPA, CFE, CIA or similar related certification

  • Basic knowledge of Cyber Security.

  • Knowledge of IT hardware, operating systems, networks, telecommunication, databases and applications.

  • Experience investigating IT systems (hardware and software) for control weaknesses and potential risks.

  • Experience with software development lifecycle concepts.

  • Experience developing and organizing concise, coherent, well organized, notes, presentations, reports, etc.

  • Experience teaming productively with technical communicators and management on the preparation and editing of presentation materials and audit reports.

  • Skills and knowledge, gained through experience and or training, of performing IT and/or other audits and/or assessments.

About Our Team:

Internal Audit of Financial, Information Technology (IT), Cyber Security, Business Operations, Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) and Safeguards and Security provides assurance to Sandia management and the Board of Managers by performing essential independent and objective appraisals, analyses, audits, and advisory services. As an integral part of Sandia's risk assessment and risk management strategy, our services are aligned with strategic management objectives, consistent with our company's core values and known best business practices. We use a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Our auditors typically have backgrounds in accounting, business administration, finance, computer science, management information systems, engineering, geology, biology, and/or public health.

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.

Security Clearance:

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: 691904

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
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  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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