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Solutions Architect (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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**Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team and solve significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!**

We are seeking a Solutions Architect to join our diverse team!

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

+ Evolve existing application infrastructure, promote continuous integration and delivery, be a champion for automation.
+ Collaborate with high performing teams in close coordination with internal and external partners to build, test, fix, deploy, and integrate new features and functionality.
+ Support system-level performance characterization, requirements verification, and system performance reporting through engineering and test activities.
+ Dive into the systems to understand the inner workings, dependencies, and impacts from changes and new functionality.
+ Install hardware and configure various components of an overall system delivery.
+ Mentor and guide teammates and promote innovative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.
+ Think with an enterprise mindset to ensure a complete product is delivered.


+ Bachelors degree in related STEM discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Computer Engineering) plus at least 5 years relevant experience
+ Experience in architecting complete computer solutions, system design, engineering, and system development, including familiarity with modern DevOps practices and tools
+ Can obtain a DOE Q clearance


+ Masters degree as stated above, plus at least 10 years experience
+ Experience with the full software development lifecycle using iterative or agile methodologies
+ Experience with automation, orchestration, continuous integration/ continuous delivery including such tools as Ansible, Puppet, Docker, GitLab CI, Jenkins, Nexus, etc.
+ Experience applying Test Driven Development (TDD) principles and automated testing (e.g., Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin)
+ Experience with common software architectures (e.g., microservices, distributed architecture models, etc.)
+ Experience with container technologies, using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
+ Experience with Linux server-based system administration. (e.g., account maintenance, data backups, system performance maintenance, installation and configuration of new hardware/software)
+ Experience reading, interpreting, writing, modifying, and executing scripts (e.g., Python, Bash, PowerShell) on Windows or Unix systems
+ Experience with virtual machines and cloud technologies (e.g., Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare vSphere, Open Stack, AWS, Azure, etc.)
+ Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (e.g., networks devices, ports/protocols, addressing, routing, network access, identity, and access management, and authentication)
+ Knowledge of secure configuration management techniques (e.g., STIGs) and secure software development and deployment practices
+ Experience in fixing failed software or system components (e.g., servers, processes, etc.) and identifying possible causes for system performance degradation or availability and initiating actions to mitigate this degradation
+ Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, availability, capacity, or configuration problems relative to the goals of the system
+ Experience developing, testing, troubleshooting, and deploying large-scale systems for managing, processing, and disseminating data from disparate data sources
+ Experience with large, multi-organizational, multi-discipline projects with emphasis on satellite or other aerospace systems
+ Ability to travel on occasion
+ Active DOE clearance

Department Description:

The System and Environments Engineering Department is a capability based organization that architects, develops, integrates, tests, and deploys large highly reliable mission critical systems using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). We have expertise in R&D and Information Technology across many disciplines including large-scale software engineering, computer science, and computer engineering. Our specific capabilities include computer hardware/software architectures, system administration/networking, cyber security, failover/redundancy, continuous integration, system integration/verification, and performance assessment. We use these capabilities to innovate high-rigor solutions while supporting existing critical customer needs. Our current responsibility includes support for nonproliferation and national security missions for the US Nuclear Detonation Detection System.

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.


Posted: 2020-02-06 Expires: 2020-03-08

 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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