Cybersecurity Research Analyst

We are seeking a National Security Cybersecurity Research Analyst (R&D S&E, Cybersecurity) to join our dynamic team!

Are you passionate about contributing to a larger cause in the interest of national security? Do you seek to devise effective solutions to complex problems?

Join our organization and help address issues for our nation’s security!

As a National Security Cybersecurity Research Analyst, you will leverage your strong technical expertise in cybersecurity to help develop strategies, priorities, and requirements for technology solutions. You will collaborate with our multidisciplinary team to provide decision insight to customers on a wide range of complex multi-domain national security and nuclear enterprise issues such as:

  • Nuclear deterrence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) defense, security, and nonproliferation
  • Climate change risk and infrastructure resilience
  • Emerging threats and mission areas
  • Enterprise, laboratory operations

    In this job, you will have the opportunity to work on a portfolio of projects that might cover a variety of these topics.

    On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Understand customer needs and analyze problems in the national security domain, to enable connectivity between operational organizations and our research and development teams
  • Formally define problems, formulate requirements, develop technical approaches, gather information and apply analytical and modeling methods to design and objectively evaluate proposed solutions
  • Team across different subject areas to conduct innovative research and analysis on emerging technology trends and national security needs
  • Present results as appropriate at open conferences or classified meetings
  • Effectively communicate complex system issues and ideas in a concise way that enables action, to customers and partners at all levels of government within the United States as well as internationally
  • Travel and meet with sponsors to support execution of programs

    Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.


Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's, Master's Degree, PhD


    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with at least three years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree in a relevant field with at least one year of experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development.
    • Ability to travel as needed (may require occasional to frequent travel depending on project)
    • Ability to acquire a DOE Q and SCI security clearance


    • Ph.D in engineering (e.g., electrical, mechanical, chemical, materials), physical science (e.g., physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences), computer science or cybersecurity, or other degree requiring significant qualitative and quantitative analysis
    • Additional years of relevant experience
    • Expertise in at least one of the following: Low level Windows and/or Linux internals, Windows and/or Linux binary reverse engineering, Virtual Machine Introspection, Cloud platform development and management (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), mobile handset and infrastructure internals and protocols
    • Expertise and experience in any of the following systems analysis areas:
    • Structuring and solving complex problems
    • Elicitation process
    • Risk and decision science analysis tools, theory, and methods for a range of data types to include sparse data and large data sets
    • Understanding of the policy landscape
    • Development and/or application of software modeling, simulation, signal analysis, and visualization tools and methods
    • Design and execution of wargames, including analytic and strategic games
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Evidence of professional service to the community, such as service on program committees, workshop organization, and/or editorial or review work
    • Active Q and SCI-level clearance
Posted: September 19, 2022
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