R&D Cybersecurity

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a R&D S&E, Cybersecurity to join the Sandia Cyber Incident Response Team.  Members of the Sandia Cyber Incident Response Team utilize diverse skills to perform network monitoring of multiple environments, host-based forensics on multiple platforms, malware reverse engineering, incident management, remediation, and reporting. In addition, the candidate will participate in applied cyber security research and development of network and host-based systems, including both hardware and software.On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Propose and conduct research of new security technologies to benefit Sandia, DOE, and the national security mission of the United States.
Qualifications We Require
  • Bachelors’ and master’s degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline with an emphasis on cybersecurity and at least two years’ experience in cyber security operations; or Bachelor’s degree in these disciplines with at least six years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and signature development.
  • Hands-on network/packet level examination using tools such as tcpdump or wireshark.
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, FTP, SSH, and other common Internet protocols
  • Experience with host based forensic tools and memory forensic tools.
  • Working knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows, UNIX/BSD, Linux, OS X, etc.) and various programming and scripting languages, such as shell scripting, Perl, Python, C/C++,  Java, Javascript ,and VBscript.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance for this position. In order to obtain a security clearance, U.S. Citizenship is required.
Qualifications We Desire
  • Experience with incident coordination and reporting.
  • Expertise with Splunk.
  • Expertise with EnCase Enterprise.
  • Working knowledge of malware reverse-engineering techniques including expertise with IDA Pro and OllyDbg.
  • Expertise with Snort, including deployment and signature development.
  • Experience using Bro, an opensource, Unixbased Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)
  • Experience working with law enforcement entities, government agencies, and internal investigative organizations.
  • Experience administering systems in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience specifying hardware requirements and purchasing enterprise server and networking equipment.
  • Experience configuring, maintaining, and utilizing proprietary government software for information security purposes. 
About Our Team

The Enterprise Cyber Security Department works to secure computer networks and systems.  Our group combines cyber security research and operations to solve critical national security problems.  We support cyber security and information operations programs across the federal government, as well as Sandia Cyber Enterprise Security. Our core technical capabilities include cyber incident response, intrusion detection, network monitoring, computer and network forensics, malware research and analysis, and vulnerability assessments.With a history of applying research to solve real world problems we actively address issues of trust and information assurance as they relate to national security. In addition, we are actively engaged in cyber educational programs that prepare students to enter the workforce and provide a recruiting pipeline for the Sandia cyber mission area.

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 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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