Energy Cybersecurity Specialist, Distinguished - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7196525 (Ref:Sa692139)

Posted: November 28, 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: We are seeking an experienced Cybersecurity professional (R&D S&E Cybersecurity Specialist DD) with a passion to contribute to a more secure and resilient electric grid through energy security research and development. The successful candidate will research, design, and test new cybersecurity approaches for operational and information technology related to electrical or electromagnetic equipment, systems, and networks integrating with and supporting the electric grid. This position is expected to include research into the design of electrical equipment, controls, components, systems, and products. Further, analysis will include knowledge and use of power systems, machine learning, grid modeling and laboratory assessments for distributed energy-resource based systems. To best enable the collaboration and partnership that makes many of our projects successful, we prefer for the selected hire to work onsite at the Sandia Albuquerque location. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Develop and execute research experiments focused on cybersecurity as it relates to renewable energy and electric vehicle grid integration + Create and present material that describe research methods and results to a variety of audiences + Lead dynamic, interdisciplinary teams to coordinate research tasks + Develop research ideas and propose these to funding agencies + Lead research efforts to successfully meet research objectives + Serve as a subject matter expert internally to the lab and externally in identifying challenges and approaches to meeting these to secure the nations electric grid Salary Range: $138,600 - $235,500 *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: + Master's in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or other relevant field plus eight years of directly related experience; or PhD in a relevant field plus four years of directly related experience + Coding/programming experience using Python, MATLAB, or similar platform + Grid modeling using OpenDSS, Matlab Simulink or similar tool + Strong publication record, including journal publications Qualifications We Desire: + Experience developing and implementing Machine Learning for both regression and classification analysis. + Ability to work with large and small data sets stored in flat file format or in a database + Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written About Our Team: The Electric Grid Security and Communications Department develops technologies to ensure that our evolving electric infrastructure is resilient to cyber, physical, natural, and related threats to secure operations. Our electric grid is evolving rapidly, bringing changes in the threats and vulnerabilities of the system that we must address. Efforts span a range of research, including exploration of fundamental concepts, applied analytical tools, field-based systems integrations, and codifying best practices as precursors to new codes and standards. In addressing national needs related to grid security, the department team leverages Sandia's core competencies that exist in several other departments. 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: 692139


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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