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Sandia National Laboratories Computing Infrastructure Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California


We are seeking a Computing Infrastructure Engineer to join our Special Operations 24/7/365 team. We are a “mission focused” organization and provide critical support to a wide variety of organizations and agencies. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of technologies – both commercial and custom – and have direct input on the future of our strategic path.

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

  • Provide real-time support to critical activities impacting our nation
  • Maintain security compliance and overall availability to our dedicated mission operations datacenter
  • Manage and maintain an IT infrastructure consisting of web servers, data processing and specialized hardware
  • Work in an exciting and dynamic 24/7/365 mission-first environment
  • Perform Linux and Windows installations, configurations, upgrades and security patching (bare metal hardware and virtual environments)


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Experience with UNIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with security patching processes and tools (NESSUS, Security Center, Splunk Dashboards, etc)
  • Experience with network troubleshooting tools such as SolarWinds, Splunk, Wireshark
  • Current CompTIA/Security+ certification (DoDD 8570 compliant)
  • Ability and willingness to be on-call (afterhours) to support mission operations
  • Active DOE Q and SCI clearance or equivalent


  • Familiarity with database technologies, such as Oracle, SQL-Lite, Mongo
  • Familiarity with networking appliances such as firewalls, switches, F5 load balancers
  • Maintain relevant computerized records, files, and databases, including backups, logs, and journals, in compliance with internal procedures and policies

Department Description:

The Special Programs Operations (SPO) Department is responsible for executing and coordinating a variety of classified efforts at SNL's California site. These critical efforts entail providing communications services to multiple customers. We work closely with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Defense (DoD), and Intelligence Community (IC) to accomplish these efforts. The centerpiece to this effort is the manning and support of an on-site 24/7/365 Mission Support operations center. We also have charters to 1) Develop processes and procedures for the acceptance, operationalization, and accreditation of new capabilities. 2) Manage ongoing accreditation of the IT and software systems, 3) Develop of state-of-the-art IT systems to reduce the total lifecycle costs for the broad range of capabilities being executed.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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 maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, or DOD equivalent, and SCI access, both of which require U.S. 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.