1+ months

R&D Cybersecurity Researcher - Remote/Virtual - Early/Mid-Career

Livermore, CA 94550

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 R&D Cybersecurity Engineers to join our organization! We are a unique multidisciplinary team committed to solving the information security challenges facing our nation. As a champion for Sandia’s cyber experimentation R&D team, you will engage as a programmatic and technical professional to advance cyber experimentation through innovative research and development.

To support Sandia's national security missions, our cybersecurity scientists and engineers engage in a variety of research areas including:

+ Cloud Infrastructure security

+ Virtualization and Hypervisor security

+ Mobile and embedded device security

+ Communications infrastructure security (5G, Software defined networking, Wireless)

+ Software and binary analysis and understanding

+ Automated software analysis techniques (fuzzing, symbolic execution)

+ Malware analysis

+ Modeling, simulation, and emulation

+ Research-based experimental design and analysis

+ Programmatic development across national security partners and government agencies

+ Cyber data analysis and automation (Data Science, Machine Learning)

+ Differential Privacy

+ Threat intelligence

The selected applicant can be a virtual worker located in any U.S. State or District of Columbia. Regular or periodic travel to your assigned work location may be required.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

+ Software development and algorithm design skills in C/C++, Java, Python, or Assembly

+ Experience with research design and experimental rigor

+ Ability to travel to Livermore, California (about 10%)

+ Ability to hold DOE Q security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Master's degree(s) in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, or Mathematics or related field

+ Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a well-adapted and focused manner

+ Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely as well as how experience has shaped your abilities

+ Experience conducting research resulting in creative technical solutions

+ Experience with one or more of the following: network design, implementation, administration, database systems, web servers, application servers, firewalls, network devices, data science/analytics, virtualization, hypervisors, mobile and embedded systems, large scale model environments, network architectures, commercial and private cloud platforms, malware analysis, symbolic execution

+ Experience auditing code in C/C++, Java, Python, assembly, or other languages

+ Strong analytical skills; creativity and innovative problem-solving skills

+ Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles

+ Active DOE or DOD clearance

About Our Team:

Sandia is a world-class leader in cybersecurity. Today, cybersecurity is a daunting national security problem, and we're applying decades of expertise to the task. The Information Security Sciences group (8760) currently focuses on three major areas of research and development: malware characterization and software understanding (8764); cyber research for emerging technologies (8765), and secure cloud computing (8767). With a history of applying research to solve real world homeland security problems, we develop techniques and technologies for preventing disruption and enhancing recovery in vital high-consequence cyber and critical infrastructure systems. In addition, we are actively engaged in cyber internship programs that prepare students to enter the FFRDC workforce and provide a recruiting pipeline for the Sandia cyber mission area.

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, 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: 681992



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-05-21

 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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