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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

System and Network Administrator Engineer II

  •  Posted 30+ Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Louisville, CO
  •  R0013894
  •  Security Clearance Required

Do you pride yourself in being a creative, integrative engineer with a passion for developing revolutionary technical systems in a collaborative and customer-centric environment? Come join our team! As a Systems Integration Engineer II, you will be using your skills and expertise to define, design, simulate, integrate, test, certify, and support cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from state of the art mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You’ll be responsible for designing systems to meet demanding customer requirements, developing and building complex systems integration labs to verify the design, and integrate a variety of systems together to create a seamless product for the customer. As a cross functional engineer, you'll perform system and component-level integration of new products and develop new integration processes throughout the product lifecycle.

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space



  • Design and maintain computer and networked systems

  • Provide technical support to fielded systems, systems integration laboratory, and engineering efforts

  • Design and support System Integration projects in a dynamic fast paced environment

  • Track and resolve requests for related services and support

  • 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)

  • Support fielded systems and sustainment

  • Lead the program efforts to interpret customer requirements and decompose them into hardware and system requirements and specifications

  • 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

  • Ensure product manufacturability, testability and supportability

  • Plan production fixtures, test procedures and test equipment

  • 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


  • Requires a BS in Related Field (Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering)

  • Minimum of 6+ years’ experience as a Network Engineer/Systems Administrator, Systems/Network Analyst, Systems Analyst, IT Analyst/Administrator, Software Engineer/Systems Administrator etc.

  • RedHat Linux System Administration experience mandatory. (CompTIA A+ certification preferred)

    Network File Systems (NFS, GPFS, Lustre, Samba, CIFS)

  • Experience with DoD Software, Security, and Accreditation policies and tools

  • Windows XP, 7, 10 systems administration experience preferred

  • Cisco knowledge required (Cisco CCNA/CCNP preferred)

  • Hands-on expertise with a wide variety of network related tools, concepts, technologies, best practices and security procedures

  • Hands-on expertise with network hardware, protocols, and media including but not limited to Fiber Optics, UTP, and Wireless

  • DNS, DHCP, IP, TCP, UDP, Multicast Streaming

  • Familiarity with Designing, Building, and Fielding Systems while using engineering best practices for Configuration Management and Documentation.

  • Writing and maintaining Shell scripts (BASH, CSH, TCSH or equivalent)

  • Familiar with Python, PERL, PowerShell or equivalent is desired

  • Must be willing to travel

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


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 an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

A subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Sierra Space builds and delivers the future of space transportation, destinations and infrastructure, offering “space-as-a-service” in support of the new space economy. Leveraging breakthrough technologies including the Dream Chaser® spaceplane, also known as America’s Spaceplane®, and expandable LIFEhabitat, Sierra Space offers turnkey solutions that are modular, reusable and scalable. Sierra Space brings life to space, and space to life.  Learn More about Sierra Space