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R&D Cybersecurity Scientist (Early 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.



What Your Job Will Be Like:





Are you passionate about research dedicated to keeping systems safe and thwarting cyber intrusions? Are you dreaming of a chance to develop protective technologies, conduct threat assessments, and analyze government, military, and civilian computer networks? If so, join our multidisciplinary team committed to solving the information security challenges facing our nation! As part of our dynamic team, you will engage in work across the technology spectrum including embedded, mobile, desktop, and enterprise systems, as well as globally connected networks of networks.



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





+ Manual and automated reverse engineering, vulnerability assessment, and malware analysis



+ Intrusion prevention/detection and response, penetration testing, and forensics



+ Network operation, information protection, and resiliency



+ Authentication and authorization



+ Cryptography



+ Threat intelligence



+ Modeling, simulation, and emulation



+ Data science, information theory, and streaming and behavioral analytics



+ Hardware/software trust and assurance



+ Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)



+ Virtualization (system and network) and cloud technologies



+ Mobile devices and smart technologies



+ Autonomous systems



+ Industrial control systems and SCADA systems





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 Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics



+ Experience with assembly or operating system programming, application layer programming, Dev-Ops programming, and/or network layer programming



+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and ability to obtain an SCI clearance





Qualifications We Desire:





+ Experience conducting research resulting in creative technical solutions



+ Knowledge in reverse engineering, malware analysis, formal methods, deciphering known and unknown file formats, data structures, and network protocols



+ Experience with big data platforms such as Spark



+ Experience with Machine Learning and Data science techniques



+ Familiarity with one or more of the following: network design, implementation, administration, database systems, webservers, application servers, firewalls, network devices, data science/analytics



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



+ Strong analytical skills



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



+ Well-developed leadership skills with the capacity to prioritize and implement in a disciplined and focused manner



+ Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely



+ Active DOE Q-level security clearance













About Our Team:



Sandia's Data and Systems Security Program is responsible for the protection of Sandia's electronic information while enabling mission work. Our Cyber Security responsibilities include technology research and development of next generation cyber systems and technologies; including but not limited to areas such as encryption, authentication and authorization methodologies, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, forensics, reverse engineering incident response, and remediation.Sandia prides itself on providing cyber security leadership across the NNSA and DOE complex. We operate in a fast-paced environment against sophisticated, focused adversaries and enjoy the Labs' support in the execution of our mission.



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.



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.



Position Information:



This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.



Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



Job ID: 683057

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Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

 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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