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Cyber Assurance Architect (Early / Mid-Career)

Livermore, CA 94550
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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.


Are you interested in defending and protecting our national security digital systems against advanced cyber threats? Would you like to contribute to the development of Sandias risk management framework for digital systems? Are you up for the challenge to help enact a new vision for implementing digital systems security?

If so, the Digital Systems Security team has multiple openings for highly motivated and hardworking Digital Systems Assurance Architect passionate about securing, and supporting certification and accreditation of digital systems for nuclear deterrent centric digital systems.

Come join our team and make a national impact!

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Support system-level security risk assessment and provide guidance and recommendations
+ Architect innovative security solutions with acceptable risk tolerance
+ Contribute to the creation of new digital systems security plans.
+ Develop applicable security policies and requirements.
+ Determine security requirement gaps and provide recommendations or mitigations for addressing the gaps.
+ Build security control libraries for Nuclear Deterrent programs.
+ Gather, organize and present information requested for internal and external security data calls.
+ Be an authority of security best practices and serve as a security subject matter expert for digital system teams
+ Work closely with Nuclear Deterrent systems, major subsystems, and components team to provide interpretation of NIST/CNSSI requirements and guidelines along with validation testing.


Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Electrical Engineering, or related subject area plus two or more years of experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

Experience with building secure and reliable digital systems and the application of security controls

Cyber security experience, preferably hardware design and embedded systems security

Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


Experience working with a federal cyber security program

Professional experience crafting cyber security plans and/or performing cyber security assessmentse

Knowledge and experience of DOE/NNSA cyber security orders and policies; relevant federal and private standards and requirements (e.g., NIST, ISO, CNSS, STIGS); and understanding of the Risk Management Framework as detailed in various NIST publications.

Proven experience with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles

Proven experience in digital systems design and in the field of hardware and embedded security

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Active DOE Q or DOD TS security clearance

Department Description:

The Cyber Risk & Enterprise Security department focuses on two primary functions for the laboratories. The department is the home of the Nuclear Deterrent Digital Systems Security team and Sandia National Laboratories California Enterprise Cyber Security team.

The Nuclear Deterrent Digital Systems Security team provides digital-system security expertise and analysis for Nuclear Deterrent (ND) system and component design, verification, and assessment. We partner with ND programs to assure digital specification, verification, and reliability considerations are well informed regarding cyber security issues and risks. Staff serve as local domain experts for SNL/CA ND systems and components organizations. We conduct research and develop digital-security methods and tools for ND applications, with an emphasis on embedded systems. We partner with external cybersecurity experts and internal cyber organizations across the laboratory to remain cognizant of and contribute to cutting edge digital security research.

The Sandia California Enterprise Cyber Security team is responsible for Sandia California's network security operations, the network security architecture, and information & cyber security research. The department performs research in all areas of cyber defense, vulnerability analyses of networks and networked systems, vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection, incident response, computer and network forensics, counterintelligence technical support, and consulting services to other organizations with information security concerns. The team partners with various organizations across the laboratories and external stakeholders to ensure the protection of Sandias information and assets.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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.

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, 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.



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