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Sandia National Laboratories S&E Project Manager (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.


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The Systems Security Research team has need for a S&E Project Manager that uses project management skills to plan, distribute, track, and execute a large number of technical projects for the department. The ideal candidate will have a technical background and degree along with experience in software and hardware security design, analysis, and simulation. The job will involve interaction with other technical leads and team members to determine the accurate technical approach taken for a technical project, detail it in a technical plan, communicate action items, and follow-up to ensure progress and timely delivery.

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

  • Lead the programmatic aspects of the program as well as be required to have substantial technical understanding of the engineering products to be delivered.

  • Be responsible for processes and/or activities involving costs, schedules, and assured technical performance. Lead project engineering teams while they support functions such as authoring and implementing project plans, estimating and managing costs, generating and overseeing coordinated schedules.

  • Manage technical and programmatic requirements, manage technical and non-technical risks and opportunities, assure quality products, and manage information processes.

  • Serve as a principal technical project lead for internal Sandia organizations, as well as customers and suppliers.

  • Work in a peer-level relationship with the project technical leads to coordinate project management activities including project plan development and execution, project monitoring and control and coordinated change control for large, complex, and high-rigor projects.

  • Use a strong technical understanding of the risks and opportunities to ensure that all are accurately prioritized and addressed.

  • Collaborate with other Project Managers to improve and mature project management practices supporting the department, identify resource constraints and share lessons learned.


  • Bachelor's degree in technical (STEM) field, such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a comparable relative field of study.

  • You possess 5 or more years of S&E Engineering technical experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a comparable relative field of study

  • Current PMP certification or equivalent certification, or the ability to obtain within 12 months.

  • Experience with hardware and software cybersecurity or equivalent engineering or scientific experience that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development and job duties.

  • You must have the ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.


Ideally, we would like to see your experience include some of the following:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in a STEM field with Five (5) or more years' experience in hardware and software Cybersecurity or equivalent including engineering or scientific experience that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development and job duties.

  • Demonstrated experience in management of technical projects.

  • Experience with security hardware design, test and fabrication.

  • Experience with software development and configuration management.

  • Experience with systems modeling and simulation.

  • Demonstrated experience stewarding positive relationships with DoD and OGA sponsors.

  • Ability to make decisions requiring scientific or engineering judgment across more than one field.

  • Knowledge of and experience with standard project management practices including, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management.

  • Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work effectively with other organizations, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

  • Familiarity with Sandia Project Management Best Practices.

  • Active DOE Q and TS//SCI security clearances

    Department Description:

The Systems Security Research department, 5627, is a member of the Threat Intelligence Community, within the Information Operations Center’s Cyber-Physical Mission R&D group. We steward novel approaches for the design, analysis and emulation of federated hardware and embedded software systems for the security of the U.S. government and partners. We protect existing and emergent technologies, enable national security and inform high-consequence decisions through applied research in the areas of trust, assurance, and modeling. We accomplish this by partnering across Sandia and with key government, academic and industrial collaborators. Our growing program portfolio necessitates growth of our team of cybersecurity research and development leaders.

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*

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    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.