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Information Systems Architect (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Posting Duration:

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

Salary Range:

$63,500 - $142,300 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate¿s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Information Systems Architect to interact with multiple technical areas across IT with a solid understanding of networking, firewalls, WAN/LAN technologies, and communication protocols.

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

+ Implement collaborative expertise to design, implement, 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 Core Networking teams to architect and engineer custom design network flow and behavior solutions

+ Identify and solve workflow, traffic, and service impacts

+ Offer recommendations on alternatives and assesses technical limitations within operations realities

+ Partner with clients and staff to conduct high-level investigations for strategy studies, requirements specifications, and feasibility studies, and communicates requirements to staff

+ Travel as required

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, or a related field, or eight (8) years' experience

+ Networking experience in one of the following areas:

+ Data center networking

+ Secure Access Technologies such as WAFs and Firewalls

+ Routing/ Switching

+ Understanding of network equipment from vendors such as Cisco, Arista, Tellabs, Palo Alto, Extreme, and Juniper.

+ Demonstrated ability to research, evaluate, design integrations, and operate leading technology equipment

+ Active DOE Q (or equivalent) clearance is required to start

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Knowledge of:

+ F5 ITM and WAF solutions

+ Packet Analyzers (NetScout/Wireshark, Etc.)

+ 7 layers of ISO/OSI Layering Model

+ Extensive experience in firewall and other traffic control methodologies and technologies

+ Experience with Ansibl

+ Demonstrated ability to team effectively in a collaborative research environment, to identify and resolve network-centric issues.

+ Experience mentoring staff

About Our Team:

Department 9774, Data Center Operations, is responsible for managing the daily activities of critical IT services. This includes working in collaboration with the SNL Facilities team in several 24x7 data center environments to ensure all critical systems are operational supporting the mission of the IT infrastructure for Sandia National Laboratories. The storage team architects and delivers all Enterprise storage services for redundancy, automatic failover, and failback. Our backup team ensures backup and recovery for physical, virtual, and appliance-based systems. The firewall team delivers secure network traffic control inside and outside the laboratory, ensuring state-of-the-art application delivery. Lastly, the Core Networking and Software Defined Networking teams ensure application and service availability, connectivity, resiliency, to both internal and external customers. All these services operate on both the unclassified and classified levels.

About Sandia:

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

+ Extraordinary co-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ 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.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.


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.

Job ID: 683864



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-06-22 Expires: 2022-07-22

 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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