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Do you have an eye for detail and enjoy working with amazing products and tools? Join us in championing and protecting explorers and heroes! As a Test Engineer at Sierra Space you will be using your skills and expertise to simulate, test, certify and improve cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from orbital to space exploration systems. You'll develop complex test plans and procedures for a variety of systems to ensure the verification and validation of all product requirements. You will also be involved with the execution of the tests using top industry tools. As a cross functional engineer, you'll test system and component level new products and develop new test processes throughout the product lifecycle.

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


  • Experience in test design and test execution of integrated products or systems, that incorporate electrical, mechanical, and software components

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering or other related discipline and typically 10 or more years of experience

  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles and practices

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

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

  • Demonstrated experience planning, conducting and documenting Verification and Validation (V&V) activities


  • Expert in test design and execution of complex, integrated products or systems, including spacecraft, aircraft, ships, or other similar large and complex systems that incorporate electrical, mechanical, and software components

  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar degree

  • Adept at defining and implementing test scripts and code (e.g. Python, LabVIEW, MATLAB) for control, telemetry, data acquisition, and analysis of complex integrated systems

  • Experience with the design and use of Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) including power supplies, controls, instruments, sensors, networking equipment, communications equipment (including RF signal/network analyzers), data acquisition equipment, and associated software and wiring

  • Experience with interpreting and designing testing to fit electrical and network schematics and channelization tables

  • Experience with software testing including functionality, performance, and regression testing

  • Experience designing and executing tests on fully integrated systems for thermal vacuum (TVAC), vibration, shock, acoustic, EMI/EMC, and other space environments

  • Experience with a variety of instrumentation and sensors to test electrical, mechanical, optical, etc characteristics

  • 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


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.

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $117,040.88 - $160,931.20

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 2d ago