IT Auditor (Experienced) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7253319 (Ref:Sa693551)

Posted: June 20, 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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an IT Auditor to join our team.

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

  • Develop and conduct IT audit risk assessment and IT internal audit programs covering systems, applications and IT processes and in accordance with internal audit policies, procedures, methodologies, and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing including:
  • IT security audits (e.g. network, operating system, database and data center), including evaluating if security vulnerabilities are properly identified and mitigated. Information general computing and application control audits.
  • Various audits of IT management policies and procedures such as IT governance, change management, business continuity planning/ disaster recovery and information security to ensure that controls surrounding these processes are adequate.
  • Coordinate the scope and performance of these reviews and discuss audit results with all levels of management and staff.
  • Develop audit reports in accordance with internal audit policies, procedures, methodologies, and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Communicate complex technical issues in simplified terms.
  • Participate in risk assessments in support of annual audit plan.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to IT practices, processes, and control procedures.
  • Successfully complete assigned training requirements.
  • Participate in Center Teams. Assist the center as needed in ad-hoc requests and projects. Assist in the maintenance of TeamMate.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Salary Range:

$95,400 - $185,700

*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:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field plus (8) years of relevant Audit experience; or equivalent combination of related education and/or experience.
  • Ability to design, perform, and tests critical internal controls.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Broad knowledge of internal auditing skills and techniques.
  • Effective analytical, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop and nurture effective relationships internal and external to the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines.
  • Basic knowledge of Cyber Security.
  • Knowledge of IT hardware, operating systems, networks, telecommunication, databases and applications.
  • Experience investigating IT systems (hardware and software) for control weaknesses and potential risks.
  • Experience with software development lifecycle concepts.
  • Experience communicating detailed and difficult information effectively and efficiently due to audit client interviews, interactions with personnel during audits, and presentations of audit results to all levels of management; some situations may be unfavorably perceived by audited personnel and organizations.
  • Experience developing and organizing concise, coherent, well organized, notes, presentations, reports, etc.
  • Experience teaming productively with technical communicators and management on the preparation and editing of presentation materials and audit reports.
  • Skills and knowledge, gained through experience and or training, of performing IT and/or other audits and/or assessments.
  • Project management skills applicable to the planning, tracking and completion of audits.
  • Experience using or administering TeamMate.
  • Certifications demonstrating skills as an information technology auditor, internal auditor or cyber or information security specialist (CISA, CIA).
  • Knowledge of common IT related management frameworks such as those under the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Control Objectives for Information Technology.

About Our Team:

Internal Audit of Financial, Information Technology (IT), Cyber Security, Business Operations, Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) and Safeguards and Security provides assurance to Sandia management and the Board of Managers by performing essential independent and objective appraisals, analyses, audits, and advisory services. As an integral part of Sandia's risk assessment and risk management strategy, our services are aligned with strategic management objectives, consistent with our company's core values and known best business practices. We use a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Our auditors typically have backgrounds in accounting, business administration, finance, computer science, management information systems, engineering, geology, biology, and/or public health.

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.

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: 693551

Job Family: AM

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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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Job posting number:#7253319 (Ref:Sa693551)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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