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Sierra Nevada Corporation Engineering Services Manager II - Aircraft Certification in Lone Tree, Colorado

Are you a results-driven, team-oriented engineering leader? This is the opportunity for you! As an Engineering Services Manager, you will be using your skills and expertise to manage functional teams through program execution for our products and services. These cover a very wide range, from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You will represent your functional department at all management-level meetings. You'll ensure that your functional department's deliverables meet the program schedules, are obtained in a timely manner and engineering hours expended are productive, meeting program goals and budgets. You will own and continuously improve processes and procedures, oversee training of staff, and provide technical direction.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS (


  • Leading a large team across a full spectrum aircraft certification campaign

  • Participating in customer lead certification/airworthiness discussions at the Senior Leadership level

  • Coordinating with Engineering and Program leadership as the aircraft certification subject matter expert

  • Communicating status of the certification/airworthiness program aspects to the customer

  • Status work activity as a Control Account Manager

  • Support the ODA as a Deputy ODA Administrator


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in a related discipline and typically 8 or more years of relevant technical experience

  • Experience with 14 CFR Part 25 certification and/or MIL-HDBK-516 airworthiness activity to include FAA/ODA processes

  • Experience on complex commercial derivative aircraft programs

  • Experience independently executing functional responsibilities for small to medium sized programs


  • Previous leadership experience: exposure to recruiting employees including assigning, directing and evaluating their work and overseeing the development and maintenance of staff competence

  • Ability to independently execute functional responsibilities for large programs

  • Experience in aircraft systems development

  • Experience writing artifacts to meet regulation- or customer-driven requirements

  • Experience tailoring certification aspects to fit size, complexity, schedule, and budget of program

  • Experience as a Control Account Manager

  • Experience as a Deputy or Lead ODA Administrator

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: $120,552.10 - $165,759.14. SNC considers several factors when extending job offers, including but not limited to candidates’ key skills, relevant work experience, and education/training/certifications.

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

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.

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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.