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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We seek a Computer Scientist with a focus in in applied mathematics, computer science, cybersecurity, or information sciences who has a passion for applying their research and development skills to challenging security problems\. We need people to join a team focused on working with experts in cybersecurity, machine learning and analytics across Sandia to develop, adapt and design innovative algorithms\. Successful staff are expected to demonstrate technical leadership and the ability to innovate\. The ability to interact and cooperate with a diverse set of colleagues is a strong advantage in this position\.


+ Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or a related engineering or science discipline
+ Programming experience in C\+\+, C, Java, MATLAB, Python, or a related language


+ Strong academic performance \(i\.e\. GPA of 3\.5/4\.0 for undergraduate degrees, and 3\.7/4\.0 for graduate degrees\);
+ Demonstrated ability to team in a collaborative, interdisciplinary R&D;
+ Experience with software security
+ Record of applying the state\-of\-the\-art in network and graph analysis, machine learning, applied statistics, applied mathematics, optimization, and other related fields of study;
+ Demonstrated ability to acquire, prepare, and characterize real\-world data for subsequent analysis;
+ Demonstrate strong strategic thinking skills, and ability to see and convey the big picture; critical thinking, synthesis and problem\-solving;
+ Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds;
+ Critical thinking, synthesis and problem\-solving; ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to a fast\-paced, customer\-focused operation;
+ Candidates must be able to publish and to present cutting edge technical work at technical conferences, and a proven publication track record\.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

Department Description:

The Advanced Information Security 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, including the development of appropriate controls and monitoring when acquiring, storing, using, distributing, and integrating data\. The department will also develop capabilities to detect both malicious and inadvertent threats using layered security, including solutions based on the detection of anomalous behavior associated with applications, data, and users\.

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.