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Sandia National Laboratories Manager, Information Technology Infrastructure (5199) 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.


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We are seeking an enthusiastic, service-oriented Information Systems Engineering Manager, to oversee the High Security Operations (HSO) Information Technology Infrastructure Department, responsible for providing IT network and infrastructure capabilities to various Sandia mission areas that serve DOE, DoD, and the Intelligence Community.

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

Enable and oversee the architecture, implementation and maintenance of secure Computing and Networking Infrastructure to satisfy the unique requirements of the Intelligence Community. The organization designs and maintains enabling technology on numerous classified networks. The ability to manage with excellence in an environment with rapidly changing and numerous competing priorities and security requirements is imperative. As such, ensuring the infrastructure is properly designed, implemented and maintained and that the associated services are well measured and managed, will be key to success. As the Manager of an IT Service organization, it will be critical to build and maintain strong, trust-based relationships with peer managers, mission customers across numerous programs, oversight at DOE-IN and Other Government Agencies (OGAs), as well as Sandia partners, and internal and external IT suppliers. The department personnel are motivated in their careers, so ensuring they are given proper support and career development guidance will be important. Safety and security are also of prime importance and critical to the overall success of the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Networking, Computer Science or Engineering or a related field; or other undergraduate degree and a minimum of 16 years of relevant/exempt-level experience (in lieu of technical degree).

  • Eight or more years of experience working in a relevant information technology field.

  • Two or more years of experience managing and or leading teams, projects, or programs.

  • Direct experience architecting and maintaining IT Infrastructure.

  • Formal Project Management experience.

  • Active DOE Q - level security clearance (or equivalent)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.


  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Networking, Computer Science or Engineering or a related field.

  • Prior experience managing an IT Service organization

  • Existing DOE SCI clearance

  • ITIL Certification and experience implementing ITSM processes and or functions.

  • Project Management Certification

  • Experience working with Federal Government Agencies such as DOE, DoD, and the Intelligence Community.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills

    Department Description:

High Security Operations (HSO) performs high-impact, national security work for a broad segment of the Sandia's national security missions and other high level security customers. As part of the HSO, the Information Technology Infrastructure Department, 05199 enables the mission by providing reliable and robust network and server infrastrucure installation and support services to satisfy the unique requirements of High Side Operations.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.