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Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Position Number: 2776699
  • Location: Sparks, NV
  • Position Type: Facilities Management


Sr. Systems Engineer

Sierra Nevada Corporation


Are you a bold thinker? We dream big at Sierra Nevada Corporation-advocating the exploration of space, keeping service members safe and creating the systems that keep our world united and sustain our way of living. Join our team! As a Systems Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to research, architect, model, simulate, test, certify and improve cutting edge products and services. You'll be developing complex system architectures within contextual modeling platforms, ushering them from operational concept through preliminary and detailed design, simulation, and test using progressive tools. As a cross-functional engineer, you are in charge of system-level ownership of new products and processes through the product lifecycle.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations - with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS

Must-haves:
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in System Engineering or related discipline and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • The Systems Engineer will develop intimate knowledge of the product technology and a good working knowledge of the associated engineering disciplines.
  • Specific assignments could include mission operations, spacecraft system engineering, payload integration, and technology demonstrations.
  • Domain expertise in any one, or more, of the following areas: Spacecraft Structures, Thermal Control Systems (TCS), Electrical Power Systems (EPS), Propulsion (Chemical, Solar Electric), Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C), Avionics, Communication, Flight Software, Mechanisms, spacecraft Integration and Test (I&T)
  • Tools expertise: DOORS, Rhapsody, DXL, JIRA, Excel VBA
  • Experience in spacecraft testing
  • Experience working on complex systems
  • Excellent communication skills required in both verbal and written
  • Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
  • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasizes in rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities
  • Strong propensity for System-level thinking. An ability to understand wide-reaching impacts of decisions across the system.
  • Ability to decompose large complicated problems into manageable pieces, understand problems from different points of view, and explain issues/solutions to other engineers and management.
  • Comfortable interacting with and coordinating subject matter experts whose depth of knowledge may exceed their own while still providing a perspective that comes with breadth of knowledge
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required


Preferred:

The preferred candidate will have a mix of experience with space systems and/or payload development, integration and test for space or near-space applications. Exposure to mission operations is also of interest.

Problem Solver:
  • Create solutions to complex problems, and integrate disparate systems and concepts
  • Research and analyze alternative technologies; Lead trade studies
  • Author technical and engineering memos to document decisions and solutions as required


Technical:
  • Support program efforts to interpret customer requirements and decompose them into hardware, software and system requirements and specifications
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Define interfaces and develop Interface Control Documents (ICD)
  • Create architecture diagrams


Tester:
  • Develop test plans, test cases, and test procedures including execution scripts
  • Coordinate and execute various test events such as development, risk reduction, requirement verification and other system functional/performance testing utilizing Software-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop test platform configurations, as well as flight hardware/software configurations


Communicator:
  • Participate in and/or lead Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) and other formal and informal engineering discussions with teammates, customers, and external stakeholders
  • Brief customers and internal leadership on technical progress, risks, and alternative courses of action
  • Prepare material for, and conduct periodic design reviews or major technical reviews, including design and test/launch readiness reviews


Contributor:
  • Supporting the creation of, and adherence to, process controls, configuration management requirements, and peer review processes to ensure accuracy and completeness of technical products
  • Provide inputs to team status, including schedule, budget and earned value.
  • Metrics definition, tracking and status reporting for the position's areas of responsibility
  • Refining and updating appropriate sections of the program's integrated master schedule
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


IMPORTANT NOTICES:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $117,040.88 - $160,931.20

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, SNC Is required to comply with protocols. SNC aligns its COVID requirements, including mandatory vaccine requirements for employees, based on the status of applicable court orders and injunctions. SNC will take no action to implement the requirements in locations subject to a court order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 protocols. The status of these protocols are subject to change depending on the course of ongoing litigation, and candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.


To apply, please visit: https://snc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SNC_External_Career_Site/job/Englewood-CO/Sr-Systems-Engineer_R0013602

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a trusted leader in solving the world's toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions to customers worldwide, including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components. SNC has participated in more than 450 missions to space, including to Mars, and is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space. SNC is also a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force and is the only aerospace and defense firm selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company.

From engineers and scientists to cybersecurity experts and software developers, SNC's workforce of nearly 5,000 dreams, innovates, inspires and empowers the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination.

Please visit www.sncorp.com to learn more about SNC, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, SNC Is required to comply with protocols. SNC aligns its COVID requirements, including mandatory vaccine requirements for employees, based on the status of applicable court orders and injunctions. SNC will take no action to implement the requirements in locations subject to a court order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 protocols. The status of these protocols are subject to change depending on the course of ongoing litigation, and candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption.
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