Systems Engineer III (Space Mission Design)
Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Posted on: September 15, 2021
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.
Bachelor's of Science degree in System Engineering or
related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant
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
Thorough understanding of systems engineering principles and an
understanding of the relationships between Modeling and Simulation,
requirements analysis (RA), CONOP development and Verification and
The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S.
Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for
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 performing Design and Optimization of spacecraft
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.
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
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.
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