What Your Job Will Be Like
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 part of our team, you will engage in work across the technology spectrum including embedded, mobile, desktop, and enterprise systems, as well as globally connected networks of networks.
To support Sandia's national security missions, our cybersecurity scientists and engineers engage in a variety of research areas including:
Manual and automated reverse engineering, vulnerability assessment, and malware analysis
Intrusion prevention/detection and response, penetration testing, and forensics
Network operation, information protection, and resiliency
Authentication and authorization
Modeling, simulation, and emulation
Data science, information theory, and streaming and behavioral analytics
Hardware/software trust and assurance
Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)
Virtualization (system and network) and cloud technologies
Mobile devices and smart technologies
Industrial control systems and SCADA systems
When applying to this requisition, you may be interviewed and/or hired by one of several cybersecurity-focused organizations.
Qualifications We Require
Master’s in a related discipline; or Bachelor’s in a related discipline plus 4 years’ experience
Experience with assembly or operating system programming, application layer programming, Dev-Ops programming, and/or network layer programming
Qualifications We Desire
Degree(s) in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, or Mathematics
Experience conducting research resulting in creative technical solutions
Experience in reverse engineering, malware analysis, formal methods, deciphering known and unknown file formats, data structures, and network protocols
Experience with one or more of the following:
network design, implementation, administration, database systems, webservers, application servers, firewalls, network devices, data science/analytics
Experience auditing code in C/C++, Java, Python, assembly, or other languages
Strong analytical skills
Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles
Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a disciplined and focused manner
Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely
Active DOE Q security clearance
About Our Team
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.
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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, 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.
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, disability, or veteran status.