🌌 User Experience (UX) Designer (Customer Experience Team)

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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.  

The Customer Experience team is the voice of the customer and business interests to the technical team, and vice versa. Customer Experience bridges the gap between the technical and business teams and considerations, ensuring that our Space Destinations products are responsive to the demands of the customers, market, and business objectives.

As a User Experience Designer your work will directly affect the design and operation of the vehicles used for people living and working in space. You accomplish this by studying the user experience and measuring how easy it is to complete tasks in an efficient manner while improving ease-of-use capabilities through many different approaches.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Conducting and synthesizing research into journey maps, persona development, and task flow models

  • Rapidly prototyping design solutions

  • Interviewing stakeholders to understand business goals and priorities

  • Understanding product specifications and user psychology

  • Conceptualizing novel experiences

  • Participating in peer design critiques

  • Nurturing effective partnerships with Engineering, Designers, and Business teams


  • Bachelor degree in interaction design, product design, or a related design discipline; higher education may be considered in lieu of experience. 

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of education

  • Experience conceptualizing, creating, and generating visual solutions for design systems

  • Experience with human-centered design, research planning, and interviewing

  • Fluency with design thinking methodologies

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Excellent organizational, self-initiative, and communication skills

  • Analytical mind with a business acumen

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to articulate design logic


  • A high level of initiative to overcome obstacles and ability to manage competing priorities

  • Experience with implementing human centered design principles into hardware design

  • Experience as a UX or CX designer

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

  • 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: $79,264.96 - $108,989.32

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 6d ago
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