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Sandia National Laboratories Manager, Cyber Assurance Architect in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps solve some of the most challenging issues facing our nation's security?

An opening exists for a creative, technically curious, critical thinking individual to serve as manager of Cyber Assurance for the 9311 group. This Manager will be expected to protect/defend locally while positioning and establishing Sandia as a leader in cyber security at the National level by identifying, assessing and deploying leading edge and leap-ahead technologies. The successful candidate will be required to effectively lead, manage, and coordinate work within the organization and execute its vision to assure the strength of Sandia National Laboratories cyber security posture using a risk-based governance model. Additionally, the organization partners closely with its sister cyber organizations to implement protections in Sandia's multi-tiered networking environment. Being an active member of the cyber management team in order to contribute to the development of strategies and architectures for Sandia’s cyber environments is crucial to the overall success of the cyber program. Extensive interaction with the Sandia Field Office (SFO) and NNSA Headquarters is essential as is interaction with other groups within the Information Management Information Technology community; in particular the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Candidates must possess the ability to model the Full Spectrum Leadership proficiencies (Shape the Future, Build Effective Relationships, Energize the Team, Deliver Results, and Model Personal Excellence, Integrity and Accountability) to include the following skills:

  • Ability to work closely with customers and suppliers to define expectations and mutual responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage and work through people.
  • Demonstrated successful negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated capability to develop and foster effective trusted partnerships and collaborations across multiple teams and ensure customer and program needs are satisfied through the creation of trust-based relationships.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and organizational skills.


  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems-with an emphasis in Information Assurance/Information Management, or relevant discipline plus five or more years of experience (a minimum of 13 years of experience required to qualify without a degree).
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance at the Q-level.


  • You can demonstrate the ability to lead teams and complex projects.
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively motivate employees, manage personnel issues and resolve conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change.
  • Desire to help set strategic direction.
  • DOE/NNSA Cyber Security Program experience
  • Experience with Cyber Security NAPs and DOE Orders; or like guidance such as DOD STIGs
  • Previous experience in areas of assurance, risk management and policy administration
  • Knowledge and experience with Sandia's IT computing environment

Department Description:

Cyber Security group 9310, comprises 4 departments that are responsible for the protection and defense of Sandia’s cyber infrastructure, its information and the information of Sandia’s partners. It is a fast-paced, highly agile and extraordinarily stimulating environment that attracts people who want to be challenged by some of this country’s hardest cyber problems and are technically curious enough to battle adversaries up to and including nation state actors. The vision of the Cyber Security Program is to position Sandia to be the Lab the Nation turns to in solving cyber problems.

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:

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, disability, or veteran status.