TEMPEST Technologist - (Early - Mid Career) (Onsite)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7236800 (Ref:Sa693251)

Posted: April 18, 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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an early career TEMPEST Technologist to support the Technical Surveillance Specialist in preventing unauthorized interception of compromising emanations that may be present in information processing communication equipment, systems, and components. TEMPEST services may be conducted utilizing highly specialized equipment, knowledge, and skills to protect sensitive information and operations.

On any given day, you may be called on to support operation activities of the TEMPEST program at multiple sites which includes but is not limited to:

  • Support facility inspections
  • TEMPEST assessments and reviews
  • Instrument testing
  • TEMPEST countermeasure implementation
  • Facility and equipment evaluation
  • Preparation/Evaluation of TEMPEST plans for DOE facilities
  • Analyze security requirements to support recommendations on Sandia facility design, counter threat plans, physical security, and technical security policies and equipment to mitigate or neutralize vulnerabilities against technical threats.

Due to the nature of the work, this candidate must be able to work onsite. Occassional travel (<25%) may be required.

Qualifications We Require:

  • High School Diploma
  • 0T3A TEMPEST Fundamentals Certification
  • 0T4A TEMPEST Systems Installation/Facility Design Certification
  • Ability to obtain DOE Q Level Clearance and SCI access

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Active DOE Q Level Clearance and SCI access
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment
  • Ability to model behaviors that reflect Sandia's core values

About Our Team:

Organization 5197, Cyber Security Operations provides robust safeguards, proactive risk management and a culture of security awareness in an ever-changing digital landscape. Through collaboration, innovation and unwavering commitment, the team ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical data, enabling Intelligence Community (IC) mission partners to solve the nation's most challenging national security problems.

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: 693251

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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