SNC is seeking experienced Systems Engineers to join our innovative propulsion development team. Propulsion products range from small reaction control system thrusters to upper stage engine systems that operate over a wide range of propellants. The Systems Engineer serves as the technical lead of th
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Systems Engineer II

Sierra Nevada Corporation • 
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
SNC is seeking experienced Systems Engineers to join our innovative propulsion development team. Propulsion products range from small reaction control system thrusters to upper stage engine systems that operate over a wide range of propellants. The Systems Engineer serves as the technical lead of the engineering team with a focus on project plans, specifications, and requirements management. The Systems Engineer is primarily responsible for decomposition of requirements, generation, and allocation of specifications, control documents, plans and reports in support of development and verification activities. The Systems Engineer supports programs throughout a full project lifecycle (from the early phases of program capture through integration and test). The Systems Engineer serves as the technical liaison to the Program Manager while working in concert with the Project Engineer and lead functional engineers on the execution of the program. The Systems Engineer should have a good working knowledge of chemical propulsion systems or the associated components such as pressure vessels, pressurized components, fluid components, combustion devices, and sensors.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
 
Support business development in defining systems architectures for business opportunities during the program capture phase
 
Support the engineering team on refining the system architecture during the proposal effort
 
Work closely with the project engineer and manufacturing in developing the Engineering Program Plan (EPP)
  • Lead the program efforts to interpret customer requirements and decompose them into hardware and system requirements and specifications 
  • Manage requirements with the IBM DOORS software package, including requirement traceability and verification/validation documentation
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Act as a technical liaison to the Program Manager
  • Support the project engineer in tracking the EPP
  • Prepare material for, and conduct periodic design reviews
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost and schedule requirements
  • Ensure that all specifications, designs, and developments adhere to SNC standards and customer requirements
  • Provide support in the development and maintaining of configuration baselines for systems and sub-systems
Job Requirements:
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent required 
  • 3+ years of direct work experience in formal Systems Engineering processes preferred 
  • Knowledge of chemical propulsion systems is preferred 
  • Knowledge of US Government space vehicle requirements (MIL-STD-1540 or SMC-S-016) preferred 
  • Experience with IBM DOORS or similar requirements management tools is preferred
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: Reimbursement
Travel:
Job Ident #: R0003486
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