Sr Specialty Systems Engineer (Contingent upon award)

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Are you a bold thinker? We dream big at Sierra Nevada Corporation—advocating the exploration of space, keeping service members safe and creating the systems that keep our world united and sustain our way of living. Join our team! As a Systems Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to research, architect, model, simulate, test, certify and improve cutting edge products and services. You'll be developing complex system architectures within contextual modeling platforms, ushering them from operational concept through preliminary and detailed design, simulation, and test using progressive tools. As a cross-functional engineer, you are in charge of system-level ownership of new products and processes through the product lifecycle.

This is for National Security Solutions portfolio.  This is a CONVEY position.  Candidates should consider this position for employment with Sierra Space. This position is for interim employment under Sierra Nevada Corporation, then employment will transition to Sierra Space in the near term, as part of a strategic business partnership. 

Sr Specialty Systems Engineer will be leading Reliability, Availability, & Maintainability analysis, including development of reliability math models and allocations, Reliability Block Diagrams, Reliability and Maintainability Program Plans and Perform reliability (MTBF, MTBCF, MTBR, Ao) analysis, maintainability and logistics (MTBM, MTTR, MDT, LDT, TAT) analysis, sparing analysis, and simulations in accordance with military and industry standards. Candidate will also perform logistics related analysis, generate maintenance requirements, conduct system planning, and influence system design for a restricted system to enhance supportability and utilize engineering data from various sources to determine reliability and logistics requirements.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in System Engineering or related discipline and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Thorough understanding of requirements management, functional requirements parsing, derivation, and allocation; systems design, systems integration, technical risk identification and management strategies, and Verification and Validation (V&V) principles

  • Desire to work on a new national capability where Reliability, Maintainability, and Sustainability will be an essential element of the design.

  • Experience in program execution of HW or SW Reliability Engineering scope of work with knowledge of SE process. Good leadership, interpersonal and communication skills to drive RAM requirements into the IPTs and interact with customer for a state of the art, initial phase, systems-of-systems solution.

  • Ability to perform as an extended part of the Mission & Systems Engineering Integration team and collaborate with the Segment IPT teams to assess the data and drive RAM requirements into the architecture.

  • Ability to perform logistics related analysis and maintenance requirements generation and planning of a restricted system and influence system design to enhance supportability and utilize engineering data from various sources to determine logistics requirements.

  • Ability to develop reliability math models and allocations, Reliability Block Diagrams, Reliability and Maintainability Program Plans and Perform reliability (MTBF, MTBCF, MTBR, Ao) analysis, maintainability and logistics (MTBM, MTTR, MDT, LDT, TAT) analysis, sparing analysis, and simulations which support military and industry standards


  • Experience in the Space Domain
  • Advanced Degree in STEM field
  • Military experience, with logistics support, with knowledge of multiple systems such as; end to end supply chain management, integrated logistics management, logistics planning and execution  is a strong plus.
  • Familiarity with TO 00-5-3 processes and requirements
  • Familiarity with MIL-HDBK 1388-2B, GEIA-0007, and S1000D
  • Experience with PLM Tools
  • Proficient with 3D design / 2D drawing CAD
  • Hands on experience in equipment maintenance, fabrication, assembly, power, hand and measuring tools
  • In depth Aerospace maintenance experience
  • Knowledge in design of mechanical and electrical subsystems
  • Knowledge in the development of Support Equipment design solutions
  • Experience establishing product requirements, design of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical equipment
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience.
  • Familiarity with and/or previous experience performing FRACAS, FMECAs, RBDs, and/or FTAs
  • PM&P and Electronics Design experience or exposure

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.

Working Conditions:

  • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
  • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Rarely exposed to loud noises

Referral Bonus:


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.

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, Englewood, CO
Posted 16d ago
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