👷 Principal Test Engineer

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This is your chance. This is your opportunity to write history and be part of the future. Sierra Space is building the world’s only commercial reusable space lifting body vehicle and this opportunity provides the chance to be part of the elite team that will test the vehicle prior to flight. As part of the spacecraft test team you will be an integral part of the path to launch for a one of a kind space plane. You will develop, design, author and execute test plans to validate and verify the vehicle from system installations through full vehicle environmental tests. You will have the opportunity to challenge your existing skills as well as build new ones, you will be asked to define technical plans while planning and coordinating a test campaign. You will be required to interact on a technical level with engineers and technicians across every discipline including mechanical, structural, and electrical and software.

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

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering or other related discipline and typically 14 or more years of experience

  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Knowledge of requirements management, system design, and systems integration

  • Experience with planning, conducting and documenting Verification and Validation (V&V) activities

  • Leadership experience coordinating multi-disciplinary teams and work cross organizationally

  • Experience developing schedules, staffing plans and assessing performance.

Preferred:

  • Experience with various testing equipment, standards, and methodologies to include manual and automated testing

  • Ability to prepare complex and professional test plans, test procedures, and test reports in order to demonstrate compliance to system requirements

  • Familiarity with Product and Quality Assurance principles and experienced in generation and disposition of product non-conformances

  • Experience performing certification testing for various certification organizations (i.e. FAA, NASA, DoD)

  • Ability to read schematics, use service manuals, follow test procedures, and use logical trouble shooting techniques

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

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

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $134,597.00 - $185,070.89

Sierra 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 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, Louisville, CO

Posted 3d ago

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