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Solutions Architect - Enterprise Network Services (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 a motivated and experienced Solutions Architect to interact with multiple technical areas across IT with a solid understanding of networking, VPN, firewalls, WAN/LAN technologies, and communication protocols.

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

+ Implement collaborative expertise to design, deploy, operate, maintain, and solve all enterprise network problems relating to network services and traffic controls.
+ Work with SNL Corporate networks, remote SNL and business partner networks, and emerging purpose-built enclaves.
+ Partner with Cyber Security and Networking teams to architect and engineer custom design network flow and behavior solutions.
+ Troubleshoot and identify workflow, traffic, and service impacts.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our dynamic team and accomplish your dreams while making a difference.


+ Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Assurance or relevant field

- plus ten (10) or more years of experience in a leadership role leading team, managing complex projects and supporting service management processes/practices or;
- equivalent combination of education and experience
+ A minimum of ten (10) years of networking experience
+ Hands-on experience with switching, routing and VPN technologies
+ Hands-on experience designing, documenting, implementing, troubleshooting and managing enterprise network infrastructures
+ Working knowledge of packet analyzers (Wireshark/TCPdump, etc.)
+ Comprehensive knowledge of network equipment from vendors such as Cisco, Palo Alto, F5 and Juniper
+ Experience with network communication protocols, such as TCP/IP, HTTPS, IPSec, SNMP, and other related protocols
+ Ability to interpret new business requirements and propose suitable architecture changes
+ Hands on experience with LAN/WAN equipment, such as routers, switches and protocol analyzers
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Clearance


+ Demonstrated ability to research, evaluate, design integrations, and operate leading technology equipment
+ Demonstrated experience working with Ansible and various networking technologies in an unclassified and a classified environment
+ Ability to mentor internal and external staff
+ Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in diverse team environments to resolve network-centric issues
+ Knowledgeable of network virtualization and SDN
+ Extensive knowledge of network equipment Arista, Tellabs, Extreme,
+ Familiarity with software tools development (Python, Git)
+ Ability to travel and represent SNL during vendor Executive and Technical Briefing conferences
+ An active DOE Q, TS, L or Secret level security clearance

Department Description:

The Enterprise Networking and Virtual Services department is responsible for providing secure, consistent, and highly available network infrastructures and virtual services to meet Sandias core corporate and mission IT needs. By providing a cost optimized and universally available experience, regardless of location, Enterprise Network and Virtual Services will enable people to work with confidence in a secure computing environment.

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-19 Expires: 2020-12-20

 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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