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Intern - Renewable and Distributed Systems - R&D Graduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102


What Your Job Will Be Like:





The Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Department has an immediate year-round graduate internship opening for a hardworking and dedicated researcher. This department is highly inter-disciplinary, working with universities, utilities, government agencies, and both national and international research organizations.



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





+ Study, operate, or penetration test distributed energy resources, industrial control systems, and SCADA systems



+ Provide network defenses and resilience



+ Investigate intrusion prevention/detection, response and forensics



+ Utilize data science and information theory



+ Virtualize operational technology systems, networks, and cloud technologies







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.



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.



Qualifications We Require:



You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:





+ Earned bachelor's degree



+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program



+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0



+ Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer



+ U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.





Qualifications We Desire:





+ Undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Security, or Cyber Security



+ Experience with Linux environments



+ Strong object-oriented programming skills (e.g., Python)



+ Record of research contributions as evidenced in publications



+ Proven problem solving skills and the ability to analyze and provide solutions



+ Experience with penetration testing, Kali Linux tools, or certified ethical hacker credentials



+ Well-developed technical skills with the ability to prioritize and complete in a disciplined and focused manner



+ Strong oral and written communication skills; able to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely



+ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team of peers with backgrounds in a wide range of subject areas



+ Ability to multitask and to deliver results on a variety of different activities



+ Additional programming skills, e.g., Java, MATLAB, C/C++, or others





About Our Team:



Sandia's Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration (RDSI) department conducts research, development and demonstrations of new components and systems that will enable rapid transition to a grid based on clean and distributed energy resources. The department partners extensively with the U.S. industry and other research institutions to pursue high-value solutions that enhance performance, safety, reliability and resilience of energy systems. We establish the technical foundation for advanced models, analysis methods, controls, standards, cyber-security solutions and power electronics concepts applicable to microgrids and interconnected systems. Much of this work is conducted at Sandia's Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory (DETL), a world-recognized systems integration research facility for over 40 years. This work is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. A growing portion of our customer base includes other Sandia departments, including LDRD; members of the U.S. industry; and other U.S. government agencies.



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:



This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.



Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.



If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.



Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.



EEO:



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: 682909

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Posted: 2022-04-28 Expires: 2022-05-28

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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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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