Sr. Aerospace Engineer

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Are you known for your attention to detail, are highly organized and pride yourself on your supply chain expertise? This could be the perfect opportunity for you! As a Logistics Specialist III, you prepare our logistics documentation to assist in establishing the pipeline for spares, tools, test equipment, materials, and related manuals needed are available to be deployed and stocked. You'll be responsible for routing, documenting, and coordinating shipping logistics, maintaining our records of equipment, components, repair parts and related manuals, and tracking logistics materials and parts for proper allocation of our storage facilities. You'll ensure shipping activities adhere to state, federal, and global regulations and import/export requirements.

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

This position supports the Flight Software Lead through the following:

  • Design and Implement complex, safety critical and mission critical Flight Software that will manage the entire Dream Chaser through every aspect of a mission from lower level Command and Data Handlingย  (CD&H) to Automation and Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR).

  • Develop and execute comprehensive tests at the Unit, Integrated, and Functional Test level to ensure compliance to requirements and adherence to design.

  • Integrate various flight software units, components and data products to ensure a robust software system.

  • Develop Software Documentation including but not limited to: Software Requirements Specification, Software Design Descriptions, Software UML Models, 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.

  • Support Hardware-Software Integration Team, Simulation Team and Flight Controllers through Joint Tests with NASA, Qualification of the Software, training of Flight Controllers and support during missions.

  • Work within well-defined processes and strong change management discipline to ensure accountability and tracking for all software changes working towards certification with NASA.

  • Work products through multiple Agile Scrum teams ensuring accountability and that commitment are met.


  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline

  • Experience with: C++, MATLAB, Python, Linux

  • Experience writing test cases and test scripts

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to recognize and actively improve inefficiencies in software development

  • Experience with Simulation modeling development and verification

  • Experience with spacecraft/aircraft flight modeling design, development, and test

  • A higher level degree may substitute for experience

  • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education


  • Previous experience with large Space Design Programs or Space Flight Operations.

  • Agile development methods and scrum experience

  • Experience with software development standards


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.

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.

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.ย 

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.ย 

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 2 months ago

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