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Sandia National Laboratories Solutions Architect - Enterprise Project Management (Early Career) 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 a highly motivated, self-starting and knowledgeable Solutions Architect to become a member of the Sandia Enterprise Project Management team.

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

  • Utilize risk, requirements, and configuration management information to deliver project management Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solutions to the Corporation

  • Research, develop, architect and design custom solutions to support project and portfolio management for the organization

  • Research, assemble, and evaluate information or data regarding industry practices or applicable regulatory changes and recommend sound, practical solutions to complex issues

  • Define systems requirements based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms

  • Define technical standards and functionality tests and to develop specifications, prototypes, or initial user guides

  • Provide architectural direction for information systems and resolve issues that require architectural changes

  • Research solutions for problems that span multiple domains such as information assurance, hardware, software development, systems programming, data management and database development


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, Engineering, or related field, or advanced degree (MS, PhD) in relevant field

  • Experience with Linux systems administration, package management systems, command line and editor knowledge

  • Experience with COTS implementation, upgrades and administration

  • Current DOE-Q level clearance required to start


  • Knowledge of project and portfolio management processes and standard methodologies in order to support the Project Management Organization

  • Experience developing custom P6 Integration Framework (PIF) queries to integrate Oracle scheduling with external applications

  • Knowledge of and experience with the full software development process using iterative or agile methods

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to a fast-paced, customer-focused operation

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment

  • Ability to build positive relationship and partnership with teams and customers

  • Strong critical thinking, synthesis and problem-solving skills, and ability to see and convey the big picture

    Department Description:

Enterprise Program Management Solutions is the software group responsible for the innovation, consulting, development, implementation and maintenance of program management solutions. Specifically, the department is focused on corporate solutions for program and project management, program and project performance management, the Enterprise Program Management Reporting Engine, Management Assurance Reporting, and the Corporate Scorecard System - all aspects of program and product lifecycle management.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.