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Network Engineer - (Experienced) (Onsite)

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

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*

    World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.
    What Your Job Will Be Like:
    We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced High Security Operations (HSO) Network Administrator to join our team. As the HSO Network Administrator, you will be responsible for overseeing the computer systems and database networks of our organization to ensure their proper maintenance and security. This position reports directly to the HSO Mission IT Manager.

    • Collaborate with Cyber Security and program staff to identify network or computer system requirements

    • Oversee the installation of new network hardware or software and ensure proper configuration

    • Respond to customer requests for networks under your supervision

    • Install, configure, and manage computer infrastructure, including routers, switches, and cables, to support our organization's computer networks

    • Administer applications and ensure network security and connectivity

    • Manage user accounts and provide technical support as needed
      Due to the nature of the work, this candidate must work onsite.

      Salary Range:
      $81,900 - $185,700
      *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.
      Qualifications We Require:

      • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or relevant discipline plus, five (5) or more years of experience, or equivalent: (AS + 9 or no degree + 13)

      • Deep understanding of TCP/IP, routing protocols (such as OSPF and BGP), switching technologies, VLANs, VPNs, and other networking concepts

      • Strong analytical skills to identify and resolve network issues efficiently. This includes diagnosing network failures, performance bottlenecks, and implementing appropriate solutions

      • Proven experience as a Network Administrator or Network Systems Administrator

      • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level clearance, and SCI which may require a polygraph

        Qualifications We Desire:

        • Certifications: Industry certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA)

        • Proficient in installing, configuring, and managing computer infrastructure

        • SCI Clearance Sec+ or Net+ Certification

        • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

        • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

          About Our Team:
          We are a specialized IT team dedicated to the delivery of innovative solutions to support Sandia mission-critical partnership with other government agencies (OGA's). We deliver tailored IT services and project expertise that align with unique needs and goals of special operations conducted at Sandia National Laboratories.
          Our team's deep understanding of operations and regulations enables us to navigate complex solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to design, develop and implement technology solutions that enhance efficiency, security, and transparency within government agencies, while our commitment to efficiency, security, and transparency drives us to design, develop, and implement technology solutions that enhance government agencies.
          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.
          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.
          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.
          NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:
          If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.
          If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.
          Job ID: 693443
          Job Family: IT
          Regular/Temporary Position: R
          Full/Part-Time Status: F

Keywords: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque , Network Engineer - (Experienced) (Onsite), Engineering , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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