Sandia National Laboratories Cybersecurity Researcher (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California
We are seeking Cybersecurity Researchers to join our team!
Are you passionate about research dedicated to keeping systems safe and thwarting cyber intrusions? Are you dreaming of a chance to develop protective technologies, conduct threat assessments, and analyze government, military, and civilian computer networks? If so, you will want to apply for this opportunity to join Sandia's unique multidisciplinary team committed to solving the information security challenges facing our nation. As a champion for Sandia’s cyber experimentation R&D team, you will engage as a programmatic and technical thought leader to advance cyber experimentation through innovative research and development.
To support Sandia's national security missions, our cybersecurity scientists and engineers engage in a variety of research areas including:
- Network operation, information protection, and resiliency
- Authentication and authorization
- Threat intelligence
- Modeling, simulation, and emulation
- Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)
- Virtualization (system and network)
- Mobile devices and smart technologies
- Industrial control systems and SCADA systems
- Research-based experimental design and analysis
- Programmatic development across national security partners and government agencies
Authentication and authorizationCryptographyThreat intelligenceModeling, simulation, and emulationReal-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)Virtualization (system and network)Mobile devices and smart technologiesIndustrial control systems and SCADA systemsResearch-based experimental design and analysisProgrammatic development across national security partners and government agencies
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related subject with proven experience
- Experience with research design and experimental rigor
- Experience leading projects and working with teams to meet customer deliverables
- Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q security clearance
- Master's degree(s) in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, or Mathematics or related field
- Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a well-adapted and focused manner
- Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely as well as how experience has shaped your skillset
- Experience with virtual testbeds
- Proven experience conducting research resulting in creative technical solutions
- Experience with one or more of the following: network design, implementation, administration, database systems, web servers, application servers, firewalls, network devices, data science/analytics, virtualization, large scale model environments, network architectures
- Experience auditing code in C/C++, Java, Python, assembly, or other languages
- Strong analytical skills
- Creativity and innovative problem-solving skills
- Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles
The Cyber Systems Assessments Department addresses challenging multi-disciplinary cybersecurity problems important to national security. Our group is a unique team whose members develop and deploy operational cybersecurity capabilities, and also conduct cutting-edge research in advanced cybersecurity technologies. Our portfolio emphasizes efforts to secure government and critical infrastructure systems against multipronged, highly sophisticated attacks. Our specialties include enterprise-level vulnerability assessments, and development and assessment of mitigation approaches. We support Sandia's Emulytics program with development of next-generation open-source emulation tools for faster lower-cost deployment and analysis of fully scalable, heterogeneous, live-virtual-constructive enterprise networks. Our technical staff has expertise in computer science, cyber operations, and related fields, and in a wide range of disciplines including vulnerability assessment, countermeasures development and assessment, reverse engineering, malware analysis, VM introspection, intrusion detection, network and host forensics, mobile devices and networks, at-scale virtualization, and enterprise-scale emulation and analysis of cyber events. We support cybersecurity and information operations programs across the federal government, as well as Sandia Cyber Enterprise Security.
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: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
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, 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.