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Director, Information Technology

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

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. Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status 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 Sandia National Laboratories, the nation's premier science and engineering lab, is currently looking to hire an experienced Information Technology (IT) Director who is looking for challenging and impactful work that contributes to security, peace and freedom worldwide! The Director, Information Technology role oversees the use of Information Technology in our company. Reporting to the Information Engineering Executive Director, this position will be responsible for working with the business to develop technology initiatives and provide direction in all technology-related issues in support of Sandia National Laboratories. This role supports Sandia's efforts to optimize the efficiency of the National Security Enterprise (NSE) by consolidating IT infrastructure/services and eliminating redundant systems, to increase efficiency through mobility and cloud computing, and to improve business processes to better integrate across sites. The ideal candidate should have a solid IT background and consistently keep up to date with advancements in the field. Apart from their education and experience, this candidate will have strong leadership capabilities and a strong strategic business acumen, as well as experience in delivering mission work. This candidate will also be a transformational leader who can balance leading at a strategic level while delivering on tactical roadmaps with a record of producing and delivering world class IT solutions. In this role, you will have the ability to take appropriate and calculated risks to advance the enterprise's IT environment. You will also work to devise the company's IT strategy and ensure that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place. This vital role will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the following critical partners:

  • National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), on NSE leadership of Information Technology.
  • Sandia Leadership and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), to define and develop objectives for information security. On any given day, the IT Director may be called on to:
    • Set objectives and strategies for the IT environments at Sandia.
    • Select and implement technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.
    • Design and customize technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience.
    • Engage in professional development continually to build the skills, abilities, and knowledge essential to this position.
    • Provide mentoring to the team and lead other managerial responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and correcting employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner and work in accordance with established ES&H requirements to ensure the protection of employees, the public, and the environment. Take actions necessary to "stop" work when an unsafe condition or action is identified. Ensure that every employee has the right and responsibility to stop work when unsafe conditions or actions are identified. Qualifications We Require
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cyber Security or relevant discipline, plus twelve (12) years of relevant experience.
      • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Information Technology or relevant STEM field.
      • Minimum of eight (8) years of demonstrated managerial experience.
      • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance. Qualifications We Desire
        • Master's degree or Ph.D in a Computer Science, Information Systems, Cyber Security or relevant STEM field.
        • Validated success as a strategic partner with IT teams, cyber security, HPC, and/or software engineering.
        • Experience leading an organization through significant change.
        • Experience in implementing innovative technology and transformational strategies.
        • Ability to work within complex and sophisticated environments.
        • Ability to actively communicate, inspire, motivate, develop and hold all levels of staff to high standards.
        • Experience leading complex technical organizations engaging in the full spectrum of product delivery: Research and development, productization, delivery, and maintenance and operations.
        • Excellent time management and organizational skills to effectively lead numerous projects across varied and dynamic mission areas.
        • Broad technical skill with history of effective communication with both technical and non-technical audiences (customers, suppliers, engineering, integrated supply chain and program management).
        • Integrative problem solver with proven ability to solve complex, multi-layered problems with due consideration for business and strategic consequences.
        • Ability to collect, synthesize, and interpret operating, technical and financial data and turn into compelling messages.
        • Experience influencing and presenting to senior leadership and business customers.
        • Experience within DOE/NNSA and with government programs.
        • Experience within a Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FFRDC). About Our Team We are the premier software and information solution provider at Sandia. We deliver information solutions and the foundational information environment to solve Sandia's internal and national security challenges. Staff in Center 9500 design, build, and operate software solutions in several environments. The beneficiaries of our information solutions are the members of the Sandia workforce and management in all their roles including the Sandia business community and Sandia mission engagement organizations. 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. 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.

Keywords: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque , Director, Information Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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