Network Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) with Security Clearance

Sandia National Laboratories
May 6, 2022
Livermore, CA
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Posting Duration This 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. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. What Your Job Will Be Like The Communications and Networking Systems organization is seeking a highly motivated Network Engineer with a familiarity on the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of complex network systems. This includes routers, switches, load balancers, network services, firewalls and cloud technologies. The selected candidate will showcase a willingness to learn and be a self starter. On any given day, you may be called on to: * Implement and maintain a wide range of networking technologies * Execute testing scripts and refine ability to ensure error free maintenance * Work with customers to analyze, define, and document business requirements * Optimize network performance and troubleshoot systemic issues Qualifications We Require * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other relevant field; or equivalent experience * Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level clearance Qualifications We Desire * Familiarity with common network communication protocols, such as TCP/IP, HTTPS, BGP, and IPsec * Excellent communicator with the ability to work effectively in diverse team environments to resolve operational issues * Solid understanding of IT infrastructure such as servers, operating systems, storage, and hybrid cloud * Hands-on experience designing, documenting, implementing, troubleshooting, and managing large-scale enterprise networks * Demonstrated experience working with Ansible or other automation technologies * Comfortable with a multi-vendor environment including Juniper, Palo Alto, Cisco, F5, and Arista * Possess software engineering skills and familiar with Python, Git, or other development tools * Active DOE Q and SCI security clearance About Our Team The Communication and Network Systems Department provides vital services for Sandia's California Laboratory. These services include telecommunication infrastructure, computer networks, and cyber/SCI security resources. The telecommunications services ranges from providing advanced mobile devices to the most protected communication systems available to satisfy our customer's needs. The multi-layer networking infrastructure utilizes the latest technology specializing in high speed communications and advanced infrastructure management. Our Cyber/SCI Security programs provide the assurance that all aspects of our California Laboratory are appropriately managed. Our organization's responsibility includes design, implementation, maintenance, and customer service of each element of our business. Emphasis is placed on cost effectiveness, reliable services, innovation solutions, and teamwork. Our organization provides a wide range of opportunities for career development in the expanding fields of communications, computer networks and security disciplines. 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 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) * Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
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*These benefits vary by job classification. Security Clearance Sandia 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, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO All 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.

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