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Software Systems Engineer - Legal Technology Solutions (Early Career)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688546

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Posting Duration:

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Salary Range:

$75,900 - $125,400

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Cyber Enterprise Security and Initiatives department is seeking a highly motivated Software Systems Engineer to be a part of the Legal Technology Solutions (LTS) team. This team primarily supports the Legal and Ethics organizations at Sandia National Laboratories. Are you passionate about identifying and engaging in the resolution of complex issues? Do you want to help support Sandia’s Cyber Security, Legal, and Ethics programs that have impacts across Sandia? If so, consider applying for this great opportunity.

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

  • Implement, test, and maintain critical customer applications throughout their lifecycle

  • Provide application administration support for users and partners including, but not limited to, enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing solution implementations

  • Work closely with customers and software vendors to define and implement technical and business requirements

  • Research and evaluate new software technologies

  • Assist the team in collecting, processing, analyzing, and delivering electronic artifacts needed by our Legal and Ethics organizations

  • Handle a high-pressure environment while successfully partnering with team members and customers

This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field, plus two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Associates+6 or 10 years related experience)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience administering software applications that run on a Windows OS, Linux, or Mac platform

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Active DOE Q or DoD TS security clearance

  • Knowledge and experience in testing methodologies, including the ability to analyze and determine solutions for issues

  • Experience with coordinating and leading maintenance operations with servers and databases

  • System administration experience, including significant technical knowledge of the underlying operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux, and Mac)

  • Experience and familiarity of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)

  • Background and experience with electronic data forensic tools

  • Strong analytical skills

About Our Team:

The Cyber Enterprise Security & Initiatives department resides within the Reliability & Digital Assurance group at Sandia/California, and is a matrixed element of Sandia National Laboratories Cyber Security Program. This team is responsible for Sandia California's network security operations, as well as partnering with NM based cyber security teams to support the breadth of Sandia's network security operations on classified and unclassified networks. The team is responsible for maintenance and continuous improvements to Sandia's network security architecture, and performs information & cyber security research to develop and apply pioneering cyber technologies. The department performs research in all areas of cyber defense, vulnerability analyses of networks and networked systems, vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection, incident response, computer and network forensics, counterintelligence technical support, and consulting services to other organizations with information security concerns. The team partners with various organizations across the laboratories and external customers to ensure the protection of Sandia's information and assets.

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, 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.


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.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 688546

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.