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What to help build a space plane? How about a space station? Ever dreamed of having your work in space?

As the Software Engineering your work will support the design and production of exciting space projects, like Dream Chaser, Orbital Reef, or other projects.

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, 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. Learn more about Sierra Space

As the Software Engineer, you will develop toolboxes of highly reusable, high-quality DXL scripts to be used in the requirements development lifecycle, program startup and ongoing program support phases of our products.  These industry-defining products cover a wide variety from electronic systems and advanced mission payloads through highly integrated space exploration systems and even orbital habitats.  Come join our team and make your mark on the Future of Space!


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or other related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience. Additional related experience may be considered in lieu of education; Higher education may be considered in lieu of experience.

  • Fluency in one or more programming or scripting language such as DXL, VBA or JAVA.

  • Practical knowledge of software or systems engineering lifecycle, practices, and principles.


  • Extensive experience with DOORS DXL scripting language.

  • Experience with DOORS administration or requirements management as an engineer or administrator.

  • Experience with DOORS Rational Publishing Engine.

  • Knowledge of software development methodologies such as Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, and Spiral.

  • Knowledge of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools such as PTC Windchill.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


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 www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $101,774.67 - $139,940.19

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 more.

In accordance with the Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, Sierra Space is complying with the requirements that all employees and contractors be vaccinated. As a condition of employment with Sierra Space, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid exemption under the law.

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.

Sierra Space

Sierra Space

United States, Broomfield, CO

Posted 17d ago