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Information Security Scientist/Engineer (Early Career)

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

\n\n:\n\n \n\nThis posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.\n\n \n\n:\n\n \n\nAre you passionate about research dedicated to keeping systems safe and thwarting cyber intrusions? Are you dreaming of a chance to develop protective technologies, conduct threat assessments, and analyze government, military, and civilian computer networks? If so, you will want to apply for this opportunity to join Sandia's unique multidisciplinary team committed to solving the information security challenges facing our nation. As a champion for Sandias cyber experimentation R&D team, you will engage as a programmatic and technical thought leader to advance cyber experimentation through innovative research and development.\n\n \n\nTo support Sandia's national security missions, our cybersecurity scientists and engineers engage in a variety of research areas including:\n\n Virtualization (system and network) Research-based experimental design and analysis Network operation, information protection, and resiliency Authentication and authorization Cryptography Threat intelligence Modeling, simulation, and emulation Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT) Mobile devices and smart technologies Industrial control systems and SCADA systems Programmatic development across national security partners and government agencies \n\nRequired:\n\n Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, or related subject plus 2 or more years of experience; or equivalent Experience utilizing research design Experience in virtualization of systems and networks Ability to obtain and maintain a Q-level and SCI security clearance \n\nDesired:\n\n Advanced degree(s) in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, or Mathematics Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a disciplined and focused manner Experience conducting research resulting in creative technical solutions Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely as well as how experience has shaped your skillset Direct experience and examples of working with virtual testbeds Experience with one or more of the following: network design, implementation, administration, database systems, web servers, application servers, firewalls, network devices, data science/analytics, virtualization, large scale model environments, network architectures Proven experience auditing code in C/C++, Java, Python, assembly, or other languages Strong analytical skills Creativity and innovative problem-solving skills Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles \n\nDepartment Description:\n\n \n\nThe Cyber Systems Assessments Department addresses challenging multi-disciplinary cybersecurity problems important to national security. Our group is a unique team whose members develop and deploy operational cybersecurity capabilities, and also conduct cutting-edge research in advanced cybersecurity technologies. Our portfolio emphasizes efforts to secure government and critical infrastructure systems against multipronged, highly sophisticated attacks. Our specialties include enterprise-level vulnerability assessments, and development and assessment of mitigation approaches. We support Sandia's Emulytics program with development of next-generation open-source emulation tools for faster lower-cost deployment and analysis of fully scalable, heterogeneous, live-virtual-constructive enterprise networks. Our technical staff has expertise in computer science, cyber operations, and related fields, and in a wide range of disciplines including vulnerability assessment, countermeasures development and assessment, reverse engineering, malware analysis, VM introspection, intrusion detection, network and host forensics, mobile devices and networks, at-scale virtualization, and enterprise-scale emulation and analysis of cyber events. We support cybersecurity and information operations programs across the federal government, as well as Sandia Cyber Enterprise Security.\n\n \n\nAbout Sandia:\n\n \n\nSandia National Laboratories is the nations 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:\n\n \n\n Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide\n\n \n\n Extraordinary co-workers\n\n \n\n Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world\n\n \n\n Career advancement and enrichment opportunities\n\n \n\n Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)\n\n \n\n Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*\n\n \n\nWorld-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov\n\n \n\n*These benefits vary by job classification.\n\n \n\nEEO Statement:\n\n \n\nAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.\n\n \n\n:\n\n \n\nThis job posting is at the Member level. If a Senior or Principal level employee applies and is selected, they will be moved into the Member level and their salary will be adjusted if necessary. Level promotions are not permitted on this requisition.\n\n \n\nEmployees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede the Laboratories collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees.\n\n \n\n:\n\n \n\nThis Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.\n\n \n\nIndividuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.\n\n \n\nSecurity Clearance:\n\n \n\nSandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access may be impacted.\n\n \n\nApplicants 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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.\n\n

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