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Sandia National Laboratories Information Security Scientist/Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California

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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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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 R&D Cybersecurity Engineer, you are a champion for Sandia’s cyber experimentation R&D team. You will engage as a programmatic and technical leader with vision 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:

  • Virtualization (system and network)

  • Research-based experimental design and analysis

  • Network operation, information protection, and resiliency

  • Authentication and authorization

  • Cryptography

  • Threat intelligence

  • Modeling, simulation, and emulation

  • Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Mobile devices and smart technologies

  • Industrial control systems and SCADA systems

  • Programmatic development across national security partners and government agencies

    Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security or related field with at least three years’ experience or a Masters’ degree in these fields

  • Examples of utilizing research design and experimental rigor

  • Proficiency in software development and operating systems

  • Proficiency in virtualization of systems and networks

  • Ability to hold a U.S DOE Q and SCI security clearances

    Desired:

  • 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

  • Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to work in teams and provide deliverables

  • Strong analytical, creative, innovative skills for solving complex problems

    Department Description:

    Sandia is a world-class leader in cybersecurity. Today, cybersecurity is a daunting national security problem, and we're applying decades of expertise to the task. As the most networked nation on earth, the United States is extremely vulnerable. Through technology and analysis, we help secure the nation's critical energy and communications infrastructures against natural and malicious disruption. We assess physical and cyber vulnerabilities and conduct large-scale analyses to understand infrastructure interdependencies and guide efforts to improve resiliency. We develop technologies for preventing disruption and enhancing recovery in vital cyber systems.

    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.

    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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