Securty Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7195558 (Ref:Sa692116)

Posted: November 22, 2023

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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification. What Your Job Will Be Like: Are you passionate about your work and want to use innovative facilities to explore solutions? If so, you could be the highly motivated Systems Engineer (Limited Term Employee) we seek to join our Technical Security Systems (TSS) Department! As a Systems Engineer, you will work closely with the other members of the department by joining a high functioning team within the TSS department. Our team consists of Hardware, Software and Network Technicians led by Systems Engineering and Physical Security Specialists supporting the research, testing, design, installation, maintenance, and operations of the security systems. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Lead and manage projects from planning to implementation on the alarm and access control system. + Assist in the design, installation, maintenance and testing of the alarm and access control system. + Maintain and report on accountable hardware components through inventory management software. + Research products, develop testing plans, oversee & perform functional/performance tests and report results to others. + Handle day-to-day operations such as new installations, modifications, testing and maintenance of security systems. + Support the development and implementation of vulnerability and risk assessments. + Provide system solutions to security concerns. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time. Qualifications We Require: + Bachelor of Science in Engineering (e.g., Electrical, Computer, Mechanical) or related discipline; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience (High School diploma plus eight (8) years of exempt relevant experience; an Associate's degree in a related discipline plus four (4) years of exempt relevant experience; or a relevant Master's degree). + Experience and/ or knowledge in Intrusion Detection (IDS) and Access Control System (ACS) platforms. + Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security Clearance. Qualifications We Desire: + Experience leading high-impact projects and have or earning a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. + Experience/ knowledge in the following: + Inventory Management and Reporting. + Video surveillance systems to include software and hardware. + Computer networks and associated computing devices. + Project cost estimating tools. + Basic electronics and electronic circuits. + DOE/NNSA security directives. + Physical security systems and system administration with ability to design, install, maintain, and test. + Various UL standards in construction and alarm systems. + Lenel OnGuard or other enterprise level security platforms. + Experience or certified in National Electrical Code (NEC). + Ability to technically direct the efforts of a cross-disciplinary team on large security implementation projects. + Ability to work independently on assignments which support organizational and Sandia projects, programs, and business operations. + Ability to successfully interact with internal and external customers and suppliers at all levels within an organization. + Self-motivated and can work in a high-performing team environment with diverse group dynamics. + Proficient with Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint, etc. + Strong organizational and planning skills including time management and prioritizing skills. + Active DOE Q-level security clearance; or equivalent such as SCI, or DOD Top Secret. About Our Team: The Technical Security Systems (TSS) department at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) provides a secure, robust, and sustainable electronic security system in support of Sandia's critical missions. The department is responsible for sustaining this security system at an acceptable level that meets Department of Energy (DOE) requirements. This is achieved by implementing high level standards and configuration control to the security systems followed by structured, preventive, and corrective maintenance processes. The TSS department interfaces and integrates with other departments within the Safeguards and Security Center which include Physical Security, Personnel Security, and the Protective Force. In addition to supporting the electronic security systems at SNL-NM, TSS provides program and technical support to several remote sites within the US. 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. 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. 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. Position Information: This 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. Individuals 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. Job ID: 692116


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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