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Sandia National Laboratories Network Engineer (Experienced) 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.


We are seeking an experienced Network Engineer with video teleconference experience to join our dynamic team! The right person will have strong networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP), classified video conferencing and VoIP expertise, and experience configuring and deploying unified communication (UC) collaboration and conferencing solutions. You will be responsible for researching, designing, and implementing classified UC collaboration systems to enable Sandia’s intelligence mission!

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

  • Research, prototype, and design solutions for effective classified collaboration utilizing Cisco UC based video teleconferencing, VoIP, and messaging systems.
  • Develop strategic solutions that position Sandia for future mission work related to national security programs.
  • Collaborate with internal and external customers to support general operations of the FIE IT network infrastructure.
  • Identify risks and risk-reduction strategies while balancing performance, cost, and schedule for different technical options.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain network routers, switches, conference scheduling systems, video teleconference equipment, messaging hardware, and other IT assets. Coordinate efforts across sites and keep customers informed of repairs, work, and resolutions.
  • Determine current VTC and collaboration limitations and design solutions to improve capabilities.
  • Participate in and with the UC team from across the country to coordinate and implement the enterprise wide UC solution. Work with external partners from Other Government Agencies (OGA) to maintain and operate UC services.
  • Request budget for systems, licenses, and infrastructure equipment to expand and operate the UC environment. Purchase UC systems within the budgetary scope.
  • Document the infrastructure and operating procedures.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related degree plus a minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with video teleconferencing systems, network VoIP solutions, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) applications.
  • Experience with network protocols, including routing protocols (such as border gateway protocol, EIGRP, STP, and equal-cost multipath routing) and multimedia protocols (such as session initiation protocols and multicast).
  • Ability to design, plan, and implement local and wide-area network communication systems that integrate with DOE Enterprise, USIC & DoDIIS architectures.
  • General knowledge of and experience with creating and validating site security plans to meet requirements.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance.


Ideally, your background will also include all or some of the following:

  • Excellent knowledge of ongoing trends in the teleconference/networking field and the ability to understand and work with new and emerging technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience with administration, management, and troubleshooting of network routers, switches, VTC, VoIP, and Type 1 Encryptors.
  • Understand and implementation experience with TACAS, RADIUS, Window AD.
  • Knowledge of VDI network architecture design.
  • Experience with deploying and administering systems in a high-security environment.
  • Experience with simple network management protocol v3 technologies, including monitoring, automated response, and network performance management via tools such as SolarWinds and NetFlow.
  • Proven ability to perform as a strong individual contributor within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills across all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to develop and nurture effective relationships internal and external to the organization.
  • Current holder of or ability to obtain Security+, CCNA, CCNP, COMSEC, UC, or equivalent certifications.
  • Active Q security clearance with SCI access.

Department Description:

The Field Intelligence Element (FIE) performs high-impact, national security work for a broad segment of the Intelligence Community (IC). As part of the FIE Operations team, the Information Technology Services infrastructure department enables the reliable and timely delivery of secure IT products and services to satisfy the unique requirements of the IC. Our IT products and services include servers, virtual environments, desktops, networking, storage and applications.

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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.