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Solutions Architect - (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689841

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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:

$101,400 - $201,400 *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:

We are seeking a Solutions Architect to join the Integrated Technical Systems team. We are a "mission focused" organization and provide critical support to a wide variety of organizations and agencies. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of technologies and have a direct input on the future of our strategic path. Join our dynamic team to develop creative solutions to unique national security challenges!

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

  • Provide real-time support to critical activities impacting our nation.

  • Design, implement and sustain complex network systems across multiple domains.

  • Maintain security compliance and overall availability of our dedicated mission support CVTCs.

  • Coordinate with external agencies to maintain and troubleshoot system and network needs and requirements.

  • Participate in cross-system collaboration to define interfaces between systems.

  • Research, architect, and design solutions for effective operation of mission enabling or direct mission information systems.

  • Develop strategic solutions that reduce future life-cycle costs and position Sandia for future mission work.

    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, Engineering, or relevant STEM field plus 5 years' experience; Or equivalent (Associates Degree + 9 years or no degree plus 13)

  • Experience with complex network troubleshooting.

  • Experience with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) classified networks, systems and requirements (including CNET and CLAN).

  • Experience with media conversion and VTC codecs.

  • Experience with Confluence, SharePoint and Word Perfect for Website Development and Maintenance.

  • Experience installing and maintaining Real Presence Desktops (RPD).

  • An active US DOE Q security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Self-directed and customer focused.

  • Experience determining system status, diagnosing problems, and returning the system to operational capability.

  • Experience with production servers.

  • Strong written and verbal communication with the ability to communicate issues to a broad spectrum of interested parties.

  • Solid teaming and analytical skills.

  • Computer hardware and software operations, troubleshooting and maintenance of computer systems.

  • Computer hardware, software, networks, and Linux operating system.

  • Technical communication experience, especially experience working with a geographically distributed team and customers .

About Our Team:

The Center 5400 Integrated Technical Systems Department, 5473, is divided into two components. Org. 5473, employs a wide variety of technical staff and technologists that provide technical support in the areas of Mission Assurance; Security; and ES&H, including Work Planning and Control; corporate compliance; and laboratory integration. Org, 5473-2, Technical Program Support Team, operates a laboratory complex that provides hardware definition, assembly, ground test, instrumentation, and characterization. Department 5473 supports programs in the Integrated Military Systems Center.

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.


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.

Job ID: 689841

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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.