Engineering Lead - Discipline Team Management

Sierra Nevada Corporation
Littleton, Colorado
May 18, 2024
May 20, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
SNC has led thoughtful and disruptive change in the aerospace and defense industry for the past 60 years and now, we're applying this tenacity and expertise to the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) mission. Join the SNC-led SAOC team and be a part of exciting and meaningful work to modernize and deliver the next-generation SAOC aircraft trusted by the President, Secretary of Defense and Chairs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to ensure continued critical command, control and communication during national emergencies. If you're passionate about building the airborne command post of the future, consider SNC for your next mission. Learn more about NC3 and SAOC here .

SNC is seeking several Engineering Leads for staff management and support for the Systems, Project, Mechanical, Electrical, Structures, Aerospace, and Software Engineering teams and the pursuit of top talent that will continue to grow our amazing team of engineers! Do you see the people and culture as a company's most valuable characteristics? Do you want to help drive the culture of your company by sourcing, supporting, and growing an engineering team that fosters your company values? At SNC, our people and culture are what set us apart from all others in our industry. You will be using your engineering knowledge and leadership skills to manage, coordinate, and execute on staffing activities within your specific skill and discipline areas. You'll also help develop and manage engineering staffing plans, training plans, onboarding actions, mentorship activities, closure of skill gaps, and reallocation of resources by owning and executing initiatives that meet the engineering growth needs of the organization.

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

Here's what you can expect:
  • Generous paid time off and flex time
  • Friendly and talented colleagues
  • Exclusive SNC company events
  • Leadership and development training
  • SNC Mentorship Program
  • Education reimbursement
  • Modern Campus setting built with collaboration spaces, spectacular mountain views and natural light throughout
  • Free to use fitness center on-site
  • State-of-the-art coffee house
  • Full-service Cafeteria with planned breakfast and lunch options
  • Access to walking and biking trails

Responsibilities Include:
  • Work with Business Area to determine staffing requirements for your respective Design and Analysis engineering disciplines
  • Work with Engineering Resource Manager and Talent Acquisition team to source, screen, interview, and make offers to top caliber engineering talent
  • Work with Engineering Resource Manager and University Recruiting team to support entry level and intern recruiting, staffing, training, mentoring, and onboarding
  • Work with University Recruiting team to update and execute partner school strategy to include career fairs, industry days, on campus societies to continue to build on SNC's diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in a related discipline and typically 8 or more years of relevant technical experience
  • Understanding of engineering principles and practices
  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools, analysis and simulation
  • Experience interviewing engineering candidates for technical positions
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Typically 4-6 years of relevant leadership and/or management experience
  • Exposure to recruiting employees; assigning, directing, and evaluating their work; and overseeing the development and maintenance of staff competence
  • Experience with identifying and coordinating resources to ensure the required tools, processes, and training are available/effective and programs are staffed and supported to achieve success
  • Extensive experience training and mentoring other engineers in your field
  • Understanding of how to prepare project schedules, budgets, bids, and estimates for proposed program work packages
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Ability to motivate/work with others
  • Prior exposure to working successfully in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment emphasizing rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities, with minimal supervision

At 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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SNC is a global leader in aerospace and national security committed to moving the American Dream forward. We're known and respected for our mission and execution focus, agility, and disruptive and rapid innovation. We provide leading edge technologies and transformative solutions that support our nation's most critical security needs. If you are mission-focused, thrive in collaborative environments, and want to make our country stronger with state-of-the-art technologies that safeguard freedom, join our team!

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.