LAN/WAN Support Technologist (Experienced) at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation 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

We are seeking a LAN/WAN Support Technologist!
We are looking for an experienced support technologist that will serve in multiple technical networking areas such as Routing/Switching, Firewalls, Encryption, and High Performance Cluster Computing. This individual will be experienced in handling customer relationships and expectations by translating customer needs to deliver appropriate technical solutions. In order to do this, the individual must demonstrate technical proficiency with networking technologies, such as WAN, LAN, and firewall technologies, in order to design, implement, operate, maintain, and successfully identify and resolve issues within our enterprise network services.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS)
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Collaborate with Cyber security to implement network security requirements
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot data center network issues
This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require

  • High School diploma plus five (5) years' experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with Ansible automation
  • Enterprise networking experience in the following:
  • Routing/ Switching
  • Network troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Data center networking
  • Ability to interpret new business requirements and propose suitable architecture solutions
  • Active DOE Q (or equivalent) clearance is required to start


Qualifications We Desire

  • Demonstrated ability to translate customer requirements into design criteria
  • Experience with packet capture analyzers and performance monitoring
  • Experience developing an enterprise system architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of BGP and IBGP routing
  • Dual-stack (IPV4 and IPv6) network implementation experience
  • Deep knowledge of network equipment (Cisco, Arista, Tellabs, Extreme, Juniper, etc.)
  • Understanding of cyber security implementation in large secure networks
  • Comprehensive knowledge of physical infrastructure needs in enterprise networking


About Our Team

Department 9774, Data Center Operations, is responsible for managing the daily activities of critical IT services. This includes working in collaboration with the SNL Facilities team in several 24x7 data center environments to ensure all critical systems are operational supporting the mission of the IT infrastructure for Sandia National Laboratories. The ESS team serves as the central point for all Enterprise storage services. Our backup team ensures recovery for physical, virtual, and appliance-based systems. Our virtualization team supports enterprise virtualization infrastructure, virtual hosting services, and automation platform. Lastly, the Core Networking and Software Defined Networking teams ensure application and service availability, connectivity, resiliency, to both internal and external customers. All these services operate on both the unclassified and classified levels.

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.

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.

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.
More Information on Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 12 open jobs at Sandia National Laboratories, click here.
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