R&D Cyber Security Engineer/Identity Management Services Expert (Early/Mid-Career)

Full Time
Albuquerque, NM
Areas of Interest: Software Assurance and Security Engineering
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Exceptional service in the national interest
What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking creative and critical thinking individuals to serve as full-time cyber security engineers/identity management services experts on our team.  Responsibilities of the team include contributing to the development of strategies and architectures for Sandia’s and DOE/NNSA’s secure cyber environments; developing cyber security technology solutions, including application of technology in areas such as encryption, authentication, identity, credential, and access management; maintenance of corporate cyber security software using industry best practices.

Qualifications We Require
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Information System, or a related field plus four years of experience; or Master's degree in Computer Science/Mathematics, Computer Information System, or a related field
Demonstrated software engineering experience with development tools (e.g., C, C++, .NET, Web 2.0, Python, JavaScript)
Web UI experience

Qualifications We Desire
  • Familiarity in secure-system design principles and information assurance principles;
  • Proven strong analytical skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely;
  • Work well in teams and individually, candidates must be self-directed and self-motivated; 
  • Experience researching and developing technology solutions for cyber security applications;
  • Knowledge of Agile software development practices;
  • Experience writing Apache modules in C or Perl; 
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, or a related field;
  • Existing DOE Q clearance;
  • Familiarity with Linux and virtual systems;
  • Experience with identity management systems, such as ForgeRock’s OpenIDM;
  • Knowledge of Single Sign On Federation products using SAML 2.0 and Oauth technology;
  • Experience with two-factor authentication;
  • Experience troubleshooting of complex enterprise-architected systems on multiple platforms;
  • Ability to deploy Highly Available and Robust infrastructure;
  • Information Security experience particularly with Identity and Access Management;
  • Working knowledge of Identity and Access Management technologies – SSO, Web Access Management, Entitlement/Certification Management, Federation, Directory Services, Password Management, Provisioning and Job Role Management.
About Our Team
Sandia's Cyber Security Program is responsible for the protection of Sandia's electronic information while enabling mission work. Our Cyber Security responsibilities include technology research and development of next generation cyber systems and technologies; including but not limited to areas such as encryption, authentication and authorization methodologies, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, forensics, reverse engineering incident response, and remediation. Further, we conduct data acquisition in support of the corporate electronic discovery requirements related to litigation and investigation of waste, fraud and abuse. Sandia prides itself on providing cyber security leadership across the NNSA and DOE complex. We operate in a fast-paced environment against sophisticated, focused adversaries and enjoy the Labs' support in the execution of our mission.

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 with amazing impact 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, strong medical 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.

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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Sandia National Laboratories

Futuristic R&D to create a better tomorrow.
Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support our national security. Today, Americans depend on Sandia's technology solutions to solve national and global threats to peace and freedom. 

Through science and technology, people, infrastructure, and partnerships, Sandia's mission is to meet national needs in five key areas: 

Nuclear Weapons - 
Ensuring the stockpile is safe, secure, reliable, and can support the United States' deterrence policy 

Energy and Infrastructure Assurance - 
Enhancing the surety of energy and other critical infrastructures 

Nonproliferation - 
Reducing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the threat of nuclear accidents, and the potential for damage to the environment 

Defense Systems and Assessments - 
Addressing new threats to national security 

Homeland Security - 
Helping to protect our nation against terrorism 

Sandia is a government-owned/contractor operated (GOCO) facility. Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, manages Sandia for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. We seek collaborative partnerships on emerging technologies that support our mission.

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