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Sandia National Laboratories IT Computing Infrastructure Engineer (Experienced) in Livermore, California


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.


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

  • Manager and maintain an IT infrastructure consisting of web servers, data processing and specialized hardware

  • Provide input on design and deployment of new technologies and applications

  • 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 related field with at least 8 or more years of experience; or equivalent combination of related education and/or experience

  • Experience building, maintaining, and administrating one or more of the following systems: RHEL 7, CentOS 7, Oracle Linuz 8+, Windows Server 2016 or 2019, and Windows 7 or 10

  • Experience with Linux operating systems, virtual environments, and/or related hardware.

  • Current CompTIA Security + certification (or in process of getting certification)

  • Active DOE L or Q clearance or equivalent from another government agency (i.e. DoD)

  • Ability to obtain U.S. Department of Energy and Other Government Agency (OGA) security clearances for this position. In order to obtain these clearances, U.S. Citizenship and polygraphs are required.


  • Familiarity with USG security accreditation requirements, policies and processes

  • Experience with writing intermediate to advanced shell scripts.

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience distributing and implementing standard configurations with Ansible / Puppet.

  • Familiarity with NETAPP, F5 load balancers, Cisco/Juniper networking hardware (switches, firewalls, routers)

  • Experience with VMWare administration and engineering

  • Experience working in a 24/7/365 operational environment

  • Ability to Implement, support, and maintain multi-platforms, including Splunk, Solarwinds and other performance/monitoring technologies and utilize tools to monitor and support systems

  • DOE SCI security clearance, or equivalent from another government agency (i.e. DoD)

    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 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) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 L-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.

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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


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.