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Job Category:
R& D, Cybersecurity Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a full\-time cyber security engineer to join our team\. The engineers are responsible for the strength of Sandia’s cyber defenses\.

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

+ Contribute to the development of strategies and architectures for Sandia’s secure cyber environments\.
+ Develop cyber security technology solutions, including application of technology in areas such as incident response, vulnerability assessment, malware reverse engineering and access management\.
+ Assure the security of Sandia’s cyber environment through detection, analysis, forensics, and reverse engineering of malware
+ Produce detailed, accurate reports of results and conclusions of analysis and engineering\.
+ Participate in a cross\-functional team to respond to cyber incidents and remediate attacks\.
+ Collect attack and investigation metrics and trending data\.
+ Serve as Sandia’s cyber security subject matter expert on both internal and external teams\.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Mathematics, or a related field plus four years of experience; or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Mathematics, or a related field; or doctorate in relevant discipline
+ Experience in one or more of the following languages: Perl, Java, javascript, C / C\+\+ / C\#, Python, Ruby, or other object oriented language\.


+ Familiarity in secure\-system design principles and information assurance principles, including next\-generation networking, computing technologies\.
+ Familiarity in informatics processes and tools for information extraction from large datasets or heterogeneous data sources\.
+ Proven ability to research and develop technology solutions for cyber security applications;
+ Proven strong analytical skills;
+ Outstanding customer service orientation and teaming abilities;
+ Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely;
+ Ability to analyze network traffic and packet capture to understand data flows and identify anomalous behavior;
+ Ability to decipher known and unknown file formats, data structures, and TCP/IP based protocols and familiarity with hex editor programs;
+ Knowledge of, if not experience with, network design, implementation, and administration, database systems, web servers, application servers, firewalls, routers, switches, and unique technical approaches to providing strong network security\.
+ Familiarity with quality repeatable processes such as ISO, ITIL, Lean Six Sigma\.
+ Active DOE Q Clearance
+ Willingness to submit code sample or to develop a small program for review
+ Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team\.
+ Strong interpersonal skills\.

Department Description:

The Cyber Enterprise Security department is responsible for computer and cyber security research and operations\. Research is conducted in all areas of cyber defense, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, forensics, malware analysis, and reverse engineering\. The results of the research are applied to the protection of Sandia's information and cyber environment\. The department partners with various functions across the labs and NSE complex to creatively design, implement, and evolve the capabilities necessary to protect Sandia's information and assets\. The department focuses on the following:\- Analyzing network communications to discover unauthorized cyber penetrations, conduct forensics analysis, reverse engineering and analyzing potential threats to information systems\- Developing analysis methods and tools which process data to extract meaningful information and to hypothesize future outcomes\- Developing, designing and conducting vulnerability management of information systems and all related technologies\- Designing and developing tools and procedures to safeguard information\- Participation and leadership of cross\-site teams assembled for the purpose of discovering and sharing new knowledge regarding rapidly advancing cyber threats

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.