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Principal Systems Engineer (Flight, Ground & Mission Ops Lead)

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: March 11, 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. -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: - -

  • Responsible for leading and preparing the Segment-level Flight Operations, Ground Operations, and Mission Operations activities
  • Lead project execution
  • Identify and propose improvements in processes, tools, system solutions and technologies, rolling out improvements when agreed with leadership team
  • Review solutions developed by project teams and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Foster a collaborative team environment
  • Actively engage with program teams to provide solutions
  • Prepare technical documentationMust-haves: -
    • Bachelor of Science degree in System Engineering or related discipline and typically 14 (Fourteen) or more years of relevant experience; higher education may be considered in lieu of experience
    • Relevant work experience may substitute for required education
    • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and practices
    • Knowledge of Flight Ops and Systems Architecture development
    • Knowledge of deriving requirements from CONOPS and Systems Architectures
    • Excellent organizational, self-initiative, and communication skills
    • Experience working in multi-disciplinary team
    • Creative problem solver, able to offer visual solutions
    • Familiar with Enterprise Architect
    • Previous Requirements Management experience
    • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and practices
    • Basic program management skills for scheduling and status collection
    • Excellent organizational, self-initiative, and communication skills
    • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teamsPreferred: -
      • Experience with leading baseline definition and maturation in a complex development setting, including the use of high impact trade studies and other measures
      • Knowledge of industry standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to requirements management, Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
      • Experience or certification in INCOSE standards
      • Background in human spaceflight
      • Experience leading baseline definition and maturation in a complex development setting, including the use of high impact trade studies and other measures
      • Ability to work with minimal information or direction to formulate proposed plans for resolving design/requirement solutions
      • Experience presenting technical content and communicating effectively
      • Experience with Jira and Confluence
      • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required -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: $159,430.15 - $219,216.46Sierra 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.

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