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Cyber Computer Scientist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We seek R&D Computer Scientists to work on vibrant, high\-productivity teams in an innovative and collaborative learning environment\. Successful candidates will develop security software and integrate security into software during the course of design and development\.

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

+ Work with a team of developers in the creation of secure software tools
+ Take a leadership role in software design, implementation and testing
+ Develop a company\-wide software security strategy
+ Facilitate meetings and workshops to define client processes and needs
+ Create new software systems or forensic tools
+ Participate in the lifecycle development of software systems using agile methodologies
+ Design and build proof of concept prototype solutions
+ Institute programming techniques that are free from logical design and technical implementation flaws
+ Gain a thorough knowledge of attack vectors that may be used to exploit software
+ Leverage attack tools to test your work for software vulnerabilities
+ Counsel your colleagues on secure programming practices
+ Research/identify flaws and remedy development mistakes
+ Document the secure software development lifecycle
+ Support software deployments to customers


+ Bachelor's and Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or relevant discipline\.
+ Software design, engineering and development, including familiarity with modern software development practices and tools\.
+ Programming experience in C\+\+, C, Java, Python, or a related language\.


+ Strong academic performance \(i\.e\. GPA of 3\.5/4\.0 for undergraduate degrees, and 3\.7/4\.0 for graduate degrees\);
+ Knowledge of and experience with implementation of the full software development life cycle using iterative or agile methods;
+ Experience with of software security;
+ Experience with of complex algorithms and data structures \(including optimization techniques\), design patterns, and software engineering principles\.
+ Experience with of current state of the art infrastructure automation and continuous integration and deployment techniques\.
+ Experience with cloud computing services \(Amazon Web Services/Google Cloud Environment\)\.
+ Experience with agile software development methodologies\.
+ A strong mathematics background, either through work experience or formal education\.
+ Strong teamwork skills and effective interpersonal and communication skills\.
+ Demonstrated ability to team in a collaborative, interdisciplinary R&D;
+ Critical thinking, synthesis and problem\-solving; ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to a fast\-paced, customer\-focused operation;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

Department Description:

The Secure Information Systems department plays a key role in defending Sandia against internal and external cyber\-attacks\. It is a significant contributor to the establishment and advancement of Sandia's Application and Data Security Program and capabilities, providing a systematic security focus to information systems or applications developed or acquired at any point in the software development lifecycle\.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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 \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.