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Sierra Nevada Corporation Senior Scientist in Englewood, Colorado

The Senior Scientist will play a lead role in the design and development of anano/micron scale energy conversion device. In this role, the engineerwill be responsible for defining, documenting, and communicating a designarchitecture that meets all requirement specifications in regards toperformance, cost and schedule.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Independently develop component and system level design solutions of varyingcomplexity using the appropriate combination of the following engineering workproducts: 3D models, functional models/diagrams, electricaldiagrams, logic/timing diagrams, material models/specifications,detailed drawings, interface control drawings, software descriptiondocuments and other appropriate engineering work products.Review and utilize requirements from various sources (stress, dynamics,systems, thermal, materials, electrical, manufacturing,fabrication, test etc.) to ensure that applicable requirements areutilized in detailed design of assigned products.Define and document operating principles/logic and sub-system interfacespecificationsDefine thermal/electrical component outlines, assembly schemes andfabrication schemesCommunicate cross-functionally on design directions and requirementsPlan and execute system, sub-system and component design trade studies oncritical design elementsSupport the definition and execution of test programs for laboratory andprototype devices and systemsAssist in troubleshooting and problem resolution of design related issuesduring prototype validation and verification effortsDevelop, review, and present programmatic information, includingdesign, schedules, and risk identificationWork in partnership with team leadership to ensure technical specificationsmeet product and market requirementsADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hoursOther duties as assignedCOMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, andCompliance regulations (internal and external)ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, asdefined by managementSNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarilyreflect all duties and responsibilities of a positionEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:Requires a BA/BS in Related Field.10+ years' experience.Experience in design of micro/nano fabricated devicesDesign and engineering inclusive of mechanical systems, electricalsystems, and/or thermal-fluid systemsExperience in design, fabrication and testing prototypesProficiency as an engineering team member in the architecture, system leveldesign, integration and verification of a product used in industrial,military, and/or commercial applicationsAnalyze and evaluate product efficacy and manufacturing feasibility by drawingupon any technical education and experience pertaining to electricalcircuitry, thermal, and mechanical designs (using drawings,schematics, and/or simulations)Ability to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team isessential, as are strong troubleshooting skills and the ability toefficiently manage project timelines in a fast-paced environmentStrong analytical, planning, presentation and interpersonal communicationskills are requiredMinimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as stated in SNC'sResponsibility Matrix.DESIRED SKILLS:Background in designing products through all phases and lifecycles whileassisting development teams through the various stages of the system and/orsoftware development lifecycleKnowledge of processes, techniques and issues associated with solid statesystems/components design, power components/systems design withelectronics packagingStrong skills and experience in product developmentStrong written and verbal communicationAbility and enthusiasm to work as part of a highly collaborative, dynamic,and diverse teamImportant Notice:This position requires the ability to obtai