Systems Engineer III (Space Destinations Customer Accommodations)

space station
customer support

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. Learn more about Sierra Space 

Become part of our team developing the first independent commercial space station. This space station is based on our expandable _LIFE_™ habitat, serviced by _Dream Chaser_® spaceplane, and will provide the facilities and services for commercial research, manufacturing and tourism.  

As part of the Destinations Customer Accommodations (CA) Team, this Systems Engineer position will work with the Customer Accommodations team, payloads teams, and Space Station Systems Engineering and Design teams regarding payload and customer infrastructure integration and utilization support. Coordinating across program IPTs representing payload and customer requirements and resource needs is vital to the successful integration of payloads and customer support infrastructure into Destinations programs.  

This Systems Engineering and Integration role will be the main liaison to the space station System Engineering and Integration Teams (SEIT), responsible for the Customer Accommodations systems engineering products such as payload and customer requirements, IRDs and ICDs, ConOps, functional decomposition, resource allocations, payload integration plan, etc. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of requirements management, functional requirements parsing, derivation, allocation, and verification.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering, Logistics or related discipline and typically six (6) or more years of relevant experience; higher education may be considered in lieu of experience

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of education

  • Experience performing Systems Engineering at the spacecraft level

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Ability to read and understand technical requirements, engineering drawings, and other documentation

  • Demonstrated experience briefing technical subjects to both technical and non-technical people and delivering key messages and insights from analysis products

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams


  • Experience developing payload requirements for implementation on crewed orbiting platforms

  • Experience determining and optimizing payload integration and operations efforts

  • Experience authoring procedures for payload integration

  • Experience with performing payload integration

  • Experience negotiating contracts requirements with vendors

  • Ability to explore multiple options, anticipate problems, and implement mitigations

  • Ability to decompose a large complicated problem into manageable pieces, understand such problems from different points of view, and explain issues and solutions to other engineers

  • Comfortable with both open professional debate and accepting team decisions

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

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $104,827.91 - $144,138.38

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. 

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. 

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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Sierra Space
United States, Broomfield, CO
Posted 10 months ago
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