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Sandia National Laboratories Solutions Architect (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.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation 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.


Are you looking for challenging and impactful work that contributes to security, peace and freedom worldwide?

If so, Sandia National Laboratories, the nation’s premier science and engineering lab, is currently looking to hire a Solutions Architect that thrives working in a collaborative environment and are passionate about enabling the country to be successful.

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

  • Utilize risk, requirements, and configuration management information to deliver data delivery, ETL, data transformation, visualizations and reporting, and Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solutions to the Corporation.

  • Research, develop, architect and design custom solutions to support enterprise business development solutions 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.

  • 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, database development, systems security, networking, and telecommunications.

  • Provide architectural direction for information systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, Engineering, or related field, plus 5 years' experience; or higher degree (MS, PhD) in relevant field; or experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job.

  • Experience with COTS implementation and administration

  • Knowledgeable with Web Services (JSON/REST)

  • Experience with SQL and (PL/SQL, T-SQL)

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L level clearance


  • Knowledge of business management processes and standard methodologies in order to support migration of COTS

  • Demonstrate strong work ethics; good negotiation skills with ability to build trusting relationship and partnership with teams and customers

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

  • 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

  • Knowledge of and experience with the full software development life-cycle using iterative or agile methods

    Department Description:

We are Sandia's go-to team for delivering contemporary, innovative, and insightful Enterprise Business Intelligence information solutions that meet our customers' and users' needs and expectations, and we have fun doing it. We cultivate, expand, and enrich Sandia's information space by providing a high-quality, cost-effective, uniform Enterprise Business Intelligence presence to the corporation, and we help teams across Sandia use data efficiently and effectively to power the enterprise. Our team includes software engineers, solutions architects, computer scientists, business systems analysts, scrum masters, product owners, and project managers.

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 L-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 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.


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: 678724