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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art concepts to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?**

We are seeking a Computer Science/Engineering professional to join the team\. On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Research, prototype, architect and design cloud computing based solutions for successful operation of mission enabling or direct mission information systems
+ Remain current on cutting\-edge technology to cultivate development of application for real\-world problems
+ Work collaboratively with architects, developers, product owners, customers and end users to collect requirements, design solutions and deliver high quality, easy to use state of the art infrastructure
+ Enable successful ground segment transition to the cloud environment
+ Contribute to research and development in areas including cloud computing, container technologies, data and computing virtualization, and secure cloud architectures


+ You possess an undergraduate and/or advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant discipline
+ Your background includes experience with cloud technologies and architectures
+ You can obtain a SCI clearance, possibly requiring a polygraph examination


Ideally, your background will also include:

+ Strong background with cloud infrastructure platforms and services including technologies such as OpenStack or Amazon Web Services\.
+ Technical expertise in network engineering, storage engineering and software architecture\.
+ Proven foundation in system\-level design and delivering complex software and hardware architectures for mission information processing systems\.
+ Experience creating and deploying secure architectures to meet cybersecurity and information assurance requirements\.
+ Experience with current state of the art infrastructure automation, orchestration, continuous integration, and deployment techniques
+ Experience with migrating systems to a secure cloud environment\.
+ History of successfully deploying large\-scale information processing systems into operational environments\.
+ Awareness of emerging computing trends\.
+ Engagement in research and technology communities\.
+ Active DOE/DOD/SCI clearance

Department Description:

The Systems Design and Architecture Department designs, evaluates, and develops complex, high\-performance software architectures for processing and exploitation of remote sensing information for high\-consequence national security missions\. We invent, analyze and implement the frameworks, infrastructure and algorithms that support real\-time extraction and classification of static and dynamic events from a variety of very challenging data streams from pathfinder remote sensing assets\.

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 SCI security clearance\.

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

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 and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

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.