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Principal Software Engineer (Tech Lead)

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

At Sierra Space, we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Sierra Space builds and delivers the future of space transportation, destinations and infrastructure, offering "space-as-a-service" in support of the new space economy.In this position you will be leading a small team of software engineers to develop a suite of logistics tools (inventory tracking, maintenance tracking, cargo manifest planning, etc.) for use onboard a space station and on the ground.Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin, Durham, North Carolina, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. -Primary Responsibilities: -

  • Lead technical development of space station logistics software among a small team
  • Work with stakeholders to create and implement a software architecture for systems on the ground and in space that fulfills business needs
  • Develop and execute comprehensive tests at the unit, integrated, and functional level to ensure compliance to requirements and adherence to design
  • Develop software documentation including but not limited to: Software Requirements Specification, Software Design Descriptions, Software User Guides, Software Test Plans, and Software Test Descriptions.
  • Coordinate and collaborate across multi-discipline/multi-organizational teams to understand key aspects of various subsystems, safety requirements, and operational requirements.
  • -Work within and help define processes and strong change management discipline to ensure accountability and tracking for all software changes
  • Work products through agile scrum teams ensuring accountability and that commitments are met.Must-haves:
    • Bachelor of Science degree (Master's preferred) in Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline and typically 14+ years of experience
    • Experience with C/C++, Python, SQL, JavaScript, Linux
    • Experience leading technical teams
    • Ability to work independently on fast paced flight software tool development
    • Experience with software development standards and processes
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Minimum of 14 years' experiencePreferred:
      • Experience with Java
      • -Previous experience with large space design programs or space flight operations
      • Agile development methods and scrum experience
      • -Experience with spacecraft or aircraft flight software design and test -IMPORTANT NOTICE: To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:
        • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
        • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
        • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.Working Conditions:
          • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
          • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
          • Rarely exposed to loud noisesEstimated Starting Salary Range: $138,634.92 - $190,623.01Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.Sierra Space 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 Space, 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. Sierra Space 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 Sierra Space 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, Broomfield , Principal Software Engineer (Tech Lead), IT / Software / Systems , Broomfield, Colorado

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