Sr. Systems Engineer (Space Mission Design) at Sierra Nevada Corporation in Englewood, CO

Sierra Nevada Corporation

๐Ÿ“Œ Englewood, CO
๐Ÿ•‘ November 18, 2020
๐Ÿท๏ธ OTHER
๐Ÿท๏ธ Engineering
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Sr. Systems Engineer (Space Mission Design)

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 mission design engineer, you will perform the modeling and simulation of multi-domain space mission architectures (launch vehicles, spacecraft, and sensors), as well as analyze a wide variety of solutions to meet our customer s mission need. You will have great latitude to be creative, conceiving and testing various approaches to determine which is best suited to meet technical and programmatic objectives. You will work across our engineering product teams to recommend candidate approaches that support the objectives, operational concepts and interfaces at the mission, segment, system, and sub-system levels. You will identify key performance parameters and constraints to enable mission success and future capabilities.

At SNC s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

As a Space


Design Engineer at SNC, your focus will be designing and optimizing space missions for both civilian and DoD applications by understanding, analyzing and evaluating satellite and constellation capabilities and mission concepts. Your work will ensure we meet customer requirements by making data-driven decisions in constellation building, planning, and tasking. You will build tools and perform analyses of various architectures that include space vehicles, satellites, sensors, communications, and ground infrastructure; evolving or creating new approaches based on analysis results. You will also evaluate the mission effectiveness of the candidate approaches, balancing mission objectives against factors such as development and lifecycle costs.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering, Physics or related discipline and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Experience performing astrodynamics modeling, simulation and analysis using tools such as STK and FreeFlyer.
  • Experience developing physics based space vehicle models and simulations using software and software languages such as MATLAB, Python, or C++.
  • Experience integrating COTS packages (STK, FreeFlyer) with custom models or extensions (MATLAB, Python, C++, etc).
  • Desire for new challenges, to be on the ground floor of an exciting capability for our nation, and to be part of the initial cadre developing a new multi-domain system.
  • Willingness to work on a small team performing complex engineering design evaluations for a diverse mission where everyone has input matters.
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary design and development teams.
  • Thorough understanding of systems engineering principles and an understanding of the relationships between Modeling and Simulation, requirements analysis (RA), CONOP development and Verification and Validation (V&V).


  • An active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance strongly desired.
  • Masters of Science degree in Engineering, Physics or related discipline and typically 8 or more years of relevant aerospace experience
  • Experience performing Design and Optimization of spacecraft constellations.
  • Advanced experience with requirements management and system modeling tools, such as SysML, Cameo Enterprise Architect, Teamwork Cloud, DOORS, Unified Architecture Framework
  • Experience modeling advanced phenomenology such as electromagnetic signals, optical and RF sensing, or radar systems experience highly desired
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Demonstrated experience briefing technical subjects to both technical and non-technical people and delivering key messages and insights from analysis products.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top 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

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

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Job Expires: December 18, 2020

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