Systems Mission Analyst Engineer III

Sierra Nevada Corporation Englewood, CO

About the Job

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! Our Software Engineers work in an agile, collective environment. You will be using your skills and expertise to define, design, develop, test, certify and improve cutting-edge software products. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll perform coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting of systems and software throughout our development process. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new software products throughout the product lifecycle.

The Systems Mission Analysis Engineer will be responsible for performing modelling, simulation and analysis of multi-domain systems to support mission execution concepts and derive system performance requirements.  The successful candidate will be required to help define and execute mission analysis studies using industry standard modelling and simulation tools and also develop novel modeling simulation tools when necessary.  The Systems Mission Analysis Engineer will employ strong technical, analytical and creative skills to visualize, evaluate, disseminate and iterate on mission analysis results to support overall system development.

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

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in System Engineering or related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience.

  • Practical knowledge of systems engineering principles and practices.

  • Experience performing System Modeling and Simulation, including analysis, documentation and presentation of results.

  • Experience evaluating sensor or weapon performance across multiple domains.

  • Familiarity with common industry system modeling tools and languages, such as Matlab, STK, Cameo EA, SysML, Python, and C++.

  • Ability to derive requirements and design drivers from system modelling and simulation results.

  • Ability to research, adapt and/or develop mission analysis tools to solve novel problems.

  • Willingness to work on a small team performing complex engineering design evaluations for a diverse mission where everyone’s input matters.

  • Desire for new challenges, to be on the ground floor of an exciting capability for our nation, and to be part of the initial cadre developing a new multi-domain system.

  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary design and development teams.

  • An active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance is required.  Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances 

Preferred:

  • Experience in Aerospace and Defense development environments.

  • Experience evaluating system survivability across multiple domains.

  • Experience in modeling and simulation for Electronic Warfare.

  • Experience in modeling and simulation for communications and RF systems.

  • Experience with DoD modeling environments (Brawler, Suppressor, AFSIM, EADSIM, ESAMS, etc).

  • Experience with systems engineering management tools, such as JIRA, DOORS, GIT.

  • Practical knowledge of industry standard design principles, to include, but not limited to requirements management, Model Based System Engineering (MBSE).

  • Experience or certification in INCOSE standards.

  • Knowledge of or participation in requirements verification and validation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

This position requires current/active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.  

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 

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $101,774.67 - $139,940.19

SNC 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, SNC is complying with the requirements that all employees and contractors be vaccinated. As a condition of employment with SNC, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid exemption under the law.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), 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. SNC 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 SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.