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Sierra Nevada Corporation Senior Systems Engineer - Dream Chaser Thermal Analysis Lead in Louisville, Colorado

Are you a bold thinker? We dream big at Sierra Nevada Corporationadvocatingthe exploration of space, keeping service members safe and creating thesystems that keep our world united and sustain our way of living. Join ourteam! In your role as the lead Thermal Analyst, you will be responsiblefor determining the thermal performance of the Dream Chaser. This includestasks such as developing thermal analysis models which are required for thedesign, development, production, assembly, test, and certificationefforts to deliver the completed Dream Chaser Space System.70% technical30% managerial through schedules, tasking and supervisory responsibilityAt SNC's Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of theDream Chaser spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocketengines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as wellas systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of ourSpace Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (includingNASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Lead and assist in the development of vehicle and component level thermalmodels of the DCCSConduct and document thermal system analysis required to meet programmilestonesCoordinate model results with other systems to implement thermal controlsolutionsPrepare and give technical presentations to management and customersEvaluate subcontractor's analytical modeling tools and results to determinetheir applicability in meeting the DC programs requirementsDevelop predictions for thermal system level validation and verificationevents.Perform thermal model correlation to test and flight dataAuthoring technical and engineering memos as requiredCreate test procedures and identify necessary test equipmentPrepare material for, and conduct periodic design reviewsExecute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customerquality, cost and schedule requirementsProvide support in the development and maintaining of configuration baselinesfor systems and sub-systemsSupervisory responsibilities for a small teamMust-haves:Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline andtypically 10 or more years of relevant experienceDemonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and practicesExperience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teamsThorough understanding of thermodynamic first principles, thermodynamicmodeling, thermodynamic mesh creation and thermodynamic control solutionsPreferred:Advanced Experience with Thermal Desktop and SIDNA to conduct analysesKnowledge of industry standard mechanical design principlesExperience with MATLAB or MS excel based data processingBackground in the Aerospace and Defense IndustryExperience leading baseline definition and maturation in a complex developmentsetting, including the use of high impact trade studies and other measuresThermal Vacuum chamber test experienceThe ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required.IMPORTANT NOTICE:This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S.Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needsan active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not beeligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of DefenseConsolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal governmentagency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearanceeligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affectthe outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limitedto, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference,criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technologyand best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC hasbeen honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a TierOne Super