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Cybersecurity (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.


We are seeking an experienced cybersecurity professional that is passionate about operationally-oriented research and development at the intersection of cryptography and vulnerability research. We are looking for a motivated individual to seek a leadership position involving multiple highly technical efforts with diverse teams and a variety of deliverables, deadlines, and goals.You will provide technical and programmatic leadership to a portfolio of projects.These multidisciplinary teams are addressing the most complicated national security problems facing our government sponsor. As part of the team, you will engage with work across the technology spectrum, including embedded, desktop, enterprise, and mobile systems, as well as globally connected networks of networks.

You will help to cultivate internal and external relationships. You will develop and mature an existing program supporting US government mission needs, including collaborating closely with the sponsor to identify creative, novel, and context-appropriate solutions. You will also be responsible for collaborating closely with your peers and management across Center 5600 and the Labs to bring the available depth and breadth of expertise to bear. You will steward relevant capabilities inside and outside the National Security Program (NSP).

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
+ Cryptography
+ Modeling, simulation, and emulation
+ Hardware/software trust and assurance
+ Virtualization (system and network) and cloud technologies
+ Network operation and information protection
+ Low-level research to support ongoing experimentation and development in OSes, hypervisors, and multiple levels of firmware
+ Mobile devices and smart technologies
+ Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)
+ Data science, data analytics, and information theory
+ Intrusion prevention/detection and response, penetration testing, and forensics


+ Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Information Security, Cyber Security, or related field plus 2 years relevant experience; a Doctorate in a related field; or Bachelors in a related subject area plus 6 years experience
+ US DOD TS or US DOE Q clearance required to start and ability to maintain; Ability to acquire and maintain an SCI clearance, which may include a polygraph examination


+ Experience with or training in one or more information security topics such as: Operating System design and security, cryptography, network security protocols and specifications, driver and low-level software debugging, embedded system design, control/data-flow analysis, compiler optimizations, and memory management
+ Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a principled and focused manner
+ Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with diverse teams
+ Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles
+ Ability to multitask and meet deadlines on a variety of activities
+ Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain sophisticated ideas clearly and concisely
+ Experience in developing and presenting technical ideas, and proposals for external program development
+ Experience eliciting technical requirements and identifying solutions beyond those presupposed by the sponsor
+ Experience conducting research resulting in creative technical solutions
+ Experience with program analysis, reverse engineering, and debugging tools (e.g., angr, BAP, IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, gdb, Ghidra, windbg)
+ Active SCI clearance

Department Description:

The Information Operations program consists of approximately 200 R&D technical staff working in most of the subdomains of cybersecurity. We are passinate about by our sponsors mission and motivated by our teams significant national security impacts. Our sponsors needs and future technological challenges drive us to push the boundaries of what is possible. We do long-range academically-oriented research, quick-turn mission-oriented product development, and everything in between.

Our forward-looking team of specialists that analyze existing and future security architectures and technologies and develop next generation methods and tools to improve the security efficiency and assurance of our nation's critical systems. We employ systems engineering approaches across a spectrum that covers embedded, wireless, enterprise, and globally connected technologies. Our multidisciplinary R&D security research group includes electrical engineers, computer scientists, network security and engineering specialists, and security risk management leaders. We have exciting career opportunities for individuals with a passion to improve the security efficiency of our nation's critical systems and technologies.

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 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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-01-04 Expires: 2021-02-04

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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