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Sandia National Laboratories RD Cybersecurity (Early Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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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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Are you passionate about research dedicated to keeping systems safe and thwarting cyber intrusions? Are you dreaming of a chance to develop protective technologies, conduct threat assessments, and analyze government, military, and civilian computer networks? If so, you will want to apply for this opportunity to join Sandia's outstanding multidisciplinary team committed to solving the information security challenges facing our nation. As part of our team, you will engage in work across the technology spectrum including embedded, mobile, desktop, and enterprise systems, as well as globally connected networks of networks.

To support Sandia's national security missions, our cybersecurity scientists and engineers engage in a variety of research areas including:

  • Manual and automated reverse engineering, vulnerability assessment, and malware analysis

  • Intrusion prevention/detection and response, penetration testing, and forensics

  • Network operation, information protection, and resiliency

  • Authentication and authorization

  • Cryptography

  • Threat intelligence

  • Modeling, simulation, and emulation

  • Data science, information theory, and streaming and behavioral analytics

  • Hardware/software trust and assurance

  • Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Virtualization (system and network) and cloud technologies

  • Mobile devices and smart technologies

  • Autonomous systems

  • Industrial control systems and SCADA systems

When applying to this requisition, you may be interviewed and/or hired by one of several cybersecurity-focused organizations.

Required:

  • Master’s in a related field; or Bachelor’s in a related field plus 4 years’ experience

  • Experience with assembly or operating system programming, application layer programming, Dev-Ops programming, and/or network layer programming

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level clearance

    Desired:

  • Advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, or Mathematics

  • Experience conducting research resulting in creative technical solutions

  • Experience in reverse engineering, malware analysis, formal methods, deciphering known and unknown file formats, data structures, and network protocols

  • Experience with one or more of the following: network design, implementation, administration, database systems, webservers, application servers, firewalls, network devices, data science/analytics

  • Experience auditing code in C/C++, Java, Python, assembly, or other languages

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles

  • Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a disciplined and focused manner

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely

  • Active DOE Q security clearance

    Department Description:

Sandia's Cyber Security Program is responsible for the protection of Sandia's electronic information while enabling mission work. Our Cyber Security responsibilities include technology research and development of next generation cyber systems and technologies; including but not limited to areas such as encryption, authentication and authorization methodologies, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, forensics, reverse engineering incident response, and remediation. Further, we conduct data acquisition in support of the corporate electronic discovery requirements related to litigation and investigation of waste, fraud and abuse. Sandia prides itself on providing cyber security leadership across the NNSA and DOE complex. We operate in a fast-paced environment against sophisticated, focused adversaries and enjoy the Labs' support in the execution of our mission.

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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.

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Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status 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.

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