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Systems Engineer III (Space Mission Design)

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Englewood
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

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

As a Space Mission 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.  

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in System Engineering or related discipline and typically 6 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).

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

Preferred:

  • 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

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

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

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.

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.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Aurora , Systems Engineer III (Space Mission Design), Other , Englewood, Colorado

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