- Master's Degree
- Doctoral Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Operating Systems
- Computer Networking
- Communication Skills
- Research Experience
- Health Insurance
- Relocation Assistance
- Flexible Schedule
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 our 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 in San Antonio may 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
Modeling, simulation, and emulation
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
Industrial control systems and SCADA systems
You will help to cultivate relationships, grow existing program, and develop new program with both new and existing customers across US government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), other government entities, and programs inside and outside the National Security Program (NSP). You will also be responsible for collaborating closely with your peers and management across Center 5600 and the Labs.
When applying to this requisition, you are applying for a virtual worker position located in San Antonio, TX. You must meet the criteria for being a virtual worker and execute the virtual worker agreement in order to work onsite in San Antonio. Also, this job must be physically done in San Antonio and may not be done remotely (e.g., stationed in ABQ or CA with some business travel). Frequent travel is expected between San Antonio and Albuquerque. Additionally, you may be asked to travel to sponsor locations, other laboratories, and cyber security conferences in many locations from coast to coast.
Qualifications We Require
Master's degree or a Doctorate in a related discipline; or Bachelor’s in a related discipline plus 4 years’ experience
Ability to obtain and maintain US DOE Q and SCI clearances
Qualifications We Desire
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:
Degree(s) in Computer Science/Engineering, Cyber/Information Security, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, or Mathematics.
Experience with assembly or operating system programming, application layer programming, Dev-Ops programming, and/or network layer programming.
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 US DOE Q and SCI security clearances.
About Our Team
The Cyber Mission Alliances department consists of staff stationed in San Antonio, TX. They are responsible for developing novel software and hardware solutions for a variety of federal sponsors. These solutions enable mission partners to assess vulnerabilities and defend critical systems. This is a research and development organization with achievements and reputation for reverse engineering, modeling, simulation, cryptography, industrial control systems, data analytics, cyber assessments, experimental and autonomous cyber, emulytics, and tools for continuous monitoring of operational networks.
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 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.
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.