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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Software Engineer I

  •  Posted 5 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Centennial, CO
  •  R0008232

This position offers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working alongside some of today’s brightest engineers and scientists developing cutting edge technologies to provide our customers with innovative, state-of-the-art products.


  • Work with world-class senior developers to improve and refine software development skills and experience
  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems  that contain logical and mathematical solutions: Distributed, Concurrent, and Networking challenges, Complex Algorithmic and Mathematical logic, Intuitive User Experience development, Virtualization and Deployment Methodologies
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software
  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems
  • Ensures software standards are met
  • Elicit, derive, and document software and/or system requirements to meet internal or external customer specifications
  • Define software/and or system architecture, design software modules, and produce associated documentation per corporate or customer standards
  • Write and test software modules and integrate with other software and/or hardware components
  • Conduct multidisciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software
  • Travel to various locations to assist with system testing, attend Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), and collaborate with customers and other SNC personnel


  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
  • Other duties as assigned


Review Anticipated Labor Utilization as applicable to position as stated in the Business Area Labor Utilization Matrix


  • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
  • Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
  • Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training


Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position


  • Requires a BS in Related Field.
  • 0-2 years of related experience
  • Experience designing and developing software
  • Experience in project definition
  • Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large teams
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Interest in electronics, sensor development, data/signal processing, and/or graphics

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS                       

  • Experience with modern DevOps tools and practices
  • Experience developing C++ applications
  • Experience developing and debugging network I/O intensive applications
  • Linux / Unix
  • Experience or interest in RF systems and Digital Signal Processing
  • Experience in algorithm development, implementation and analysis 
  • Automated software test Experience
  • Experience with version control and bug tracking tools
  • Experience in User Interface Development
  • Experience in HTML5, TypeScript / JavaScript        
  • Experience with Matlab for behavior modeling, simulation, and/or test data analysis 
  • Experience optimizing code for specific hardware characteristics
  • Scripting using Python, Perl, POSIX or BASH
  • Database Design and SQL or NoSQL
  • Secure coding Experience


  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance.  U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement



Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.