22 days old

R&D Cybersecurity (Experienced)

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a R&D S&E, Cybersecurity early-mid career engineer with experimental experience in side channel analysis, cybersecurity research or anti-tamper to work as part of a team with other specialists and scientists in a multi-functional lab environment! You will be responsible for: Experimental design for chip-scale analysis; Proposing new direction in investigations; And leading multidisciplinary teams in national level technology assessments. You will analyze systems at the interface between hardware and software. The work that you do will have national significance.

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

+ Understand and combine data derived from hardware and software experiments, simulations, and paper-based technical evaluations

+ Evaluate hardware implementations from the chip scale all the way up to large integrated systems

+ Build data collection set ups and implement experiments in the lab

+ Improve on existing laboratory experimental set ups

+ Collaborate with specialists across the Labs and at partner laboratories across the country

+ Communicate technical findings with government and commercial entities

+ Research and develop new capabilities in side channel collection

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

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computing Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related STEM field plus five (5) years' experience; or a Master's degree in a related STEM field plus one (1) year of experience; or thirteen (13) years' experience

+ Experience programming FPGAs or microcontrollers

+ The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q and SCI clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Proven accomplishment in side-channel collections at the chip scale

+ Willingness to branch out into new technical areas during your career and work primarily in the lab doing experiments

+ Experience in near field electromagnetic theory

+ Experience in electrical testing (oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, etc.)

+ Experience with software (C and Python)

+ Experience participating in technical discussions about new research in your field

+ Some familiarity with software reverse engineering

+ Familiarity with semiconductor layout, fabrication, and device physics

+ Experience with embedded code

+ Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely (user documentation writing samples may be requested)

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment

+ Ability to multitask and deliver on project requirements for a variety of activities

+ Ability to learn and continually upgrade skills

+ Familiarization with and desire to learn cryptographic algorithms

About Our Team:

The Microelectronics Protection Technologies program assesses, designs, and influences national-security related information systems and technologies by developing and applying tools to analyze complex information systems and technologies for vulnerabilities, and developing and transferring solutions to help protect the nation’s most critical systems. Its mission is to develop and apply tools to analyze information systems and technologies, with focus on microelectronics and microsystems, including vulnerability assessments and technology protection.

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:

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.


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: 683561



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

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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

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