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Systems Engineer II (Hybrid Eligible)

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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.
The Mission Solutions and Technologies (MST) business area provides affordable, turn-key command/control, communications, integrated ISR, force protection and security solutions worldwide. The MST team has a long legacy of supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, commercial and international customers with years of experience in platform operations, engineering and full lifecycle management across domains - air, land, sea, space and cyber. Learn more about MST (
Our Los Gatos, CA office is currently developing a number of new products, and we need professionals who want to work within a small and dynamic engineering team. Our digital receiver systems allow users to rapidly understand the signal environment. Systems are used for monitoring the RF spectrum, analyzing signals, and direction finding.Ideal candidates have a passion for processing high-rate signal data, and enjoy working across the engineering spectrum by selecting and using tools, operating systems, architectures, and test methods.

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in System Engineering or related discipline and typically 3 or more years of relevant experience

  • Practical knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Knowledge 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

  • Experience with lab test equipment to include signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, network analyzers

  • Ability to generate and execute test procedures and document results

  • An active U.S. Security Clearance (Secret or above), or eligibility to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance is required


    • Learn about and become a subject matter expert on Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Support Measure (ESM) systems and the missions they support

    • Experience with airborne RF signal collection and processing systems

    • Working knowledge of networking and Linux systems

    • Experience with requirements management and system modelling tools, such as DOORS, MATLAB, Python, Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

    • Knowledge of industry standard mechanical design principles.

    • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

    • Exposure to baseline definition and maturation in a complex development setting, including the use of high impact trade studies and other measures

    • Understanding of establishing and tracking key Technical Performance Measurements (TPM)

    • Driven, self-motivated, work in a team environment

    • An active U.S Top Secret Security Clearance is preferred.

      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: $107,728.29 - $148,126.40
      SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 6%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more ( .
      To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.
      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. Employment decisions are made without regarding to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. 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.

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