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Information Services
Cyber Assurance Architect (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a Cyber Assurance Architect to join a dynamic team within the Cyber Assurance Department\. Are you passionate about crafting risk mitigation solutions to ensure state\-of\-the\-art security for technology systems? Do you dream of the opportunity to collaborate with IT implementers in support of a diverse customer set? If so, you will want to consider this opportunity\.

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

+ Research and propose new capabilities to advance the overall position and performance
+ Lead teams and/or projects through successful delivery of new capabilities
+ Provide mentorship to staff on the certification and accreditation of Information System Security plans
+ Research and interpret new and/or emerging federal security requirements and provide guidance to the team
+ Identify gaps in security compliance and build mitigation solutions
+ Develop and maintain cohesive partnerships with ISSMs and AISSMs as well as federal oversight to ensure proper visibility into the health and status of various information systems


+ Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline plus five years' experience; or master's degree in a relevant discipline plus two years' experience; or 13 years of relevant experience
+ Experience in an Information Assurance role developing and implementing new capabilities and or leading project teams


+ Educational background in Management Information Systems or Information Assurance
+ CISSP certification
+ Experience working with a federal cyber security program
+ Experience with DOE/NNSA cyber security orders and policies; relevant federal and private standards and requirements \(e\.g\., NIST, ISO, CNSS, STIGS\)
+ Experience using the RSA Archer application as the FAIR Risk Methodology\.
+ Experience providing Cyber Architecture services in the areas of Continuous Monitoring and Risk Management
+ Deep understanding of the Risk Management Framework as documented in various NIST publications
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
+ Active DoE Q or DoD TS clearance

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories' Cyber Assurance Department is responsible for defending and protecting Sandia's cyber environment against threats to its information, thus enabling successful execution of mission work\. The foundation of the Cyber Assurance Program is our risk management framework which establishes how Sandia implements the National Nuclear Security Administration \(NNSA\) Program Cyber Security Plan\. Our cyber security assurance responsibilities include architecting solutions to satisfy ever\-changing mission needs within an acceptable risk tolerance, effectively applying technical controls and staying within certification and accreditation parameters\. Additionally, the Cyber Assurance Program performs research, development and assessment of technical and administrative cyber controls for the purpose of ensuring a secure environment\. We do this through careful determination and understanding of Sandia's risk posture, tolerances, and mitigation plans from a cyber\-security perspective\.

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.