Manager, Cyber Enterprise Security & Initiatives (Management) 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.

Salary Range

$153,900 - $261,500
*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a technical manager (Manager, R&D Science and Engineering) for the Cyber Enterprise Security & Initiatives Department, 8749. The department is located in Sandia/CA within the Reliability & Digital Assurance group, and is also part of Sandia's Cyber Security Program, one of the nation's premier cyber security teams, dedicated to the defense, protection, and assurance of the enterprise networks underlying the labs' many national security missions. We are seeking a hardworking leader and sub-program manager to join our highly collaborative team. The manager will be responsible for computer and cyber security research and operations, with research conducted in all areas of cyber defense, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, forensics, malware analysis, and reverse engineering. This will include management of the line organization, including responsibility for establishing and maintaining an outstanding career environment for recruiting and retention. The individual selected will partner closely with other departments in the Reliability & Digital Assurance group, Cyber Security Program, Information Technology Services, CA Information System group, Counterintelligence, and other cyber organizations across both sites.
You will use your knowledge and experience to independently judge work quality, performance, and alignment of results with customer expectations. In collaboration with Cyber Security Program management, you may support interactions with NNSA, internal customers, and other stakeholders, and provide or coordinate cyber security expertise for these interactions. Leadership of these interactions and of external technical collaborations may require travel to meet with customers, collaborators, and other stakeholders.
With department capabilities and infrastructure primarily in Livermore, this management posting is preferred to be based locally, but also could be considered if based at Sandia in New Mexico. If based in Livermore, the manager can anticipate regular travel to Sandia/NM to develop strong collaborations with NM-based Cyber Security Program managers and staff. If based in Albuquerque, the manager would be co-located with the NM cyber team, and will be expected to travel regularly to the CA site to connect with department staff, partnering CA organizations, and provide management assurance for CA enterprise security labs and equipment.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Understand the threat landscape.
  • Establish a vision and strategy for addressing the evolving threat.
  • Lead execution of that vision/strategy for Incident Response, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Adversarial Modeling and Penetration Testing (Red Team), Vulnerability Assessment, Security Validation and Automation, Computer and Network Forensics, and Counterintelligence technical support.
  • Establish an exceptionally positive relationship within the Cyber Security Program and with IT organizations to ensure robust visibility into network environments both on premises and in the cloud.
  • Partner with other NNSA and DOE sites in support of threat response and forensics.
  • Engage technically with department staff and collaborating organizations to understand and represent the work.
  • Oversee, manage, and mentor members of the workforce within the department
  • Coordinate employee recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition and disciplinary actions
  • Ensure that customer needs are satisfied by managing and coordinating specific deliverables, overall program and project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and staffing requirements
  • Outstanding performance in this role will require engagement of cyber and mission teams across the group and Sandia more generally, as well as partnership with peer NNSA sites.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or closely related field plus eight years relevant technical experience -OR- Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or closely related field, plus 4 years experience
  • Seven or more years of related technical experience
  • Strong record of technical leadership and impact
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of customers/stakeholders within or outside of Sandia
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Level clearance and SCI clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • Two or more years of demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams with diverse backgrounds and broad experiences, and to incorporate those viewpoints into balanced products
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor
  • Desire and motivation to foster a culture of learning
  • Experience and ability to successfully handle project commitments including customer interfaces and collaborations that span multiple organizations
  • Experience effectively handling and communicating (written and verbal) sensitive and need-to-know topics
  • The ability to perform in a highly collaborative and teaming environment with peers and customers
  • Experience in cyber and digital security, especially with key cybersecurity and IT functions at Sandia
  • Experience with Incident Response and Vulnerability Management for on-prem and cloud environments
  • Experience leading Threat Intelligence efforts, to include robust documentation and communication of findings
  • Experience with Adversarial Modeling and Red Teaming
  • Experience with Security Validation and Automation
  • Familiarity with Sandia's IT infrastructure and services.
  • Familiarity with Sandia's R&D enterprise and S&E environment and capabilities
  • Willingness and ability to travel in support of program development, management, and execution needs

About Our Team

The Cyber Enterprise Security & Initiatives department resides within the Reliability & Digital Assurance group at Sandia/California, and is a matrixed element of Sandia National Laboratories' Cyber Security Program. This team is responsible for Sandia California's network security operations, as well as partnering with NM-based cyber security teams to support the breadth of Sandia's network security operations on classified and unclassified networks. The team is responsible for maintenance and continuous improvements to Sandia's network security architecture, and performs information & cyber security research to develop and apply state-of-the-art cyber technologies. The department performs research in all areas of cyber defense, vulnerability analyses of networks and networked systems, vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection, incident response, computer and network forensics, counterintelligence technical support, and consulting services to other organizations with information security concerns. The team partners with various organizations across the laboratories and external stakeholders to ensure the protection of Sandia's information and assets.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.
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 2 open jobs at Sandia National Laboratories, click here.
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