18 days old

Solutions Architect (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:

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Would you like to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? If so, we invite you to explore this new and exciting opportunity within Sandia’s Information Technology Services Department.

Our team is proactively seeking a motivated and experienced Architect, who will provide technical leadership for a team of embedded professionals, in a high security environment.

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

+ Research, assemble, and evaluate information or data regarding industry practices or regulatory changes affecting policies or programs of various information system domains.

+ Interfaces with internal and external customers to gather requirements and develop solutions for various information systems.

+ Research, prototype, architect, and design solutions for effective operation of mission enabling or direct mission information systems and technology.

+ Accountable to internal or external customers for overall technical performance of information systems.

+ Develops strategic solutions that reduce future life-cycle costs and position Sandia synergistically for future mission work. (Note: an example of this might be cloud computing solutions that also serve as a starting point for mission solutions)

+ Identify risks and risk-reduction strategies as part of balancing performance, cost, and schedule for various technical options.

+ Report on progress and advances to peers, management, and stakeholders.

+ Participates in cross-program collaboration to define interfaces between systems.

+ Evaluates, tests, and analyzes implementation, functionality, performance, and tools of information system solutions, ensuring that requirements and acceptance criteria are met.

+ Integrates strategic and creative thinking with experience into the formulation of information system solutions and capabilities.

+ Advances solution space by resolving complex, difficult, or unique information system issues using creative, effective, and possibly leading-edge solutions.

+ May evaluate and select commercial-off-the-shelf or open source information systems domain options.

+ Researches solutions for problems that span multiple domains such as information assurance, hardware, data management, database development, systems security, networking, and telecommunications.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or relevant discipline plus eight or more years of experience, or equivalent: experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job.

+ Demonstrated experience providing research, prototype, architecture, or design implementation of solutions that support the effective operation of a mission enabling or direct mission program

+ Experience administering virtual desktops using VMWare or similar applications

+ Knowledge of LAN/WAN networks

+ Active DOE Q and SCI level security clearance (SCI clearance typically requires a polygraph)

Qualifications We Desire:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ Strong analytical and organizational skills.

+ Experience with remote Linux configuration tools such as Puppet, Chef, etc

+ Experience with servers Windows 2003 -Windows 2016

+ Experience with Print Server configuration and installation

+ GPO creation and implementation

+ HTML experience and IIS

+ PowerShell Experience and script writing

+ Hyperconvergence setup and administration

+ Experience with SQL databases

+ Experience with TCP/IP

About Our Team:

High Security Operations (HSO) performs high-impact, national security work for a broad segment of the Intelligence Community (IC) and other high level security customers. As part of the HSO, the Information Technology Services Department, 05196 enables the reliable and timely delivery of secure IT products and services to satisfy the unique requirements of High Side Operations. Our IT services include Daily Operations, Deskside Field Support, Communication Systems and Special Operations support. The scope of the work for 05196 expands across cyber security, system access, desktop administration, systems administrations and hardware/software support.

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) SCI security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). 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: 682431



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-03

 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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