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Sandia National Laboratories Wireless Systems Security Researcher (Early Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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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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Organization 5627, Systems Security Research, is seeking a Systems Security professional to work on research and development teams addressing some of the nation’s most difficult challenges in the areas of cybersecurity, wireless systems, signal processing, data science, streaming analytics, statistical analysis, machine learning and software engineering. We seek exceptionally talented, hardworking individuals who work well in teams, care about their teammates, and are life-long learners. Leadership opportunities are available. Travel opportunities are also available, as is the ability to collaborate with university, corporate, and government partners.

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

  • Understand and address existing and emerging threats among a diverse customer set;

  • Conduct research to discover and test innovative methods in wireless security;

  • Lead cyber-centric research and development projects;

  • Develop digital signal processing code and algorithms for software defined radio applications;

  • Build new understandings and capabilities by using evaluation techniques, critical review, experimentation, and engineering research and development methods;

  • Spend time visiting with sponsors and understanding their challenges in order to propose, plan, conduct, or lead research and development;

  • Analyze existing state-of-the-art solutions and develop new solutions;

  • Produce and disseminate research proposals, reports, or papers;

  • Perform engineering or research tasks independently or across multi-functional teams.

    Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM field and Master’s degree with thesis in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or another relevant field with a focus on communications theory and/or signal processing;

  • Proficiency in computer programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Java, etc.;

  • Experience or training in research and development in one or more of the following areas: applied statistics, streaming algorithms, discrete math, machine learning, signal processing, software development/engineering, modeling and simulation, or other relevant area;

  • Evidence for and a desire to lead in any capacity (technical direction, project leader, program leader, mentor, educator, etc.);

  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with designing, planning, and executing research, design, and development projects;

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a US DOE Q security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

    Desired:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or another relevant field with a focus on communications theory and/or signal processing;

  • Experience or familiarity with the following software tools/languages or equivalent (e.g. Python, C/C++, VHDL, GNU Radio, and Matlab/Simulink)

  • Experience or training in research and development in one or more of the following areas: applied statistics, streaming algorithms, discrete math, machine learning, signal processing, software development/engineering, modeling and simulation, or other relevant area;

  • Familiarity with general test and measurement equipment (oscilloscopes, DVM, logic analyzers) and RF test equipment (network analyzer, spectrum analyzer)

  • The ability to plan, coordinate, and document field tests

  • Knowledge of RF, digital communications, radar, and/or EW systems and principles

  • Evidence for and a desire to lead in any capacity (technical direction, project leader, program leader, mentor, educator, etc.);

  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with designing, planning, and executing research, design, and development projects;

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a US DOE Q security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

    Department Description:

The Systems Security Research department stewards novel and rigorous approaches for the design, analysis and emulation of federated hardware and embedded software systems for the security of the U.S. government and partners. Our R&D protects existing and emergent technologies that enable national security and informs 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.

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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 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.

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Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status 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.

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