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Sparks, NV
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
Unknown / Non-Applicable
SNC is an innovative and agile aerospace and defense contractor. We design, manufacture, and enhance spacecraft, aircraft, ground vehicles, electronics, hardware and software, and provide services that serve and empower our astronauts, war fighters, and first ... Read more

Mission: Dream, Innovate, Inspire and Empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination.

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    NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program.

  • MIT's Beaver Works Summer Institute, a four-week summer STEM program for rising high school seniors, just wrapped up and we couldn't be more excited to be a sponsor of the program. This year's curriculum featured autonomous ground and air racing, CubeSat development and more. #stem #steam #education #future

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Sierra Nevada Corporation – Why Work For Us?

SNC employees test Dream Chaser at Edwards AFB


We support, defend, and protect explorers & heroes.

The industry knows us as a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through advanced engineering technologies in space systems, commercial solutions, and national security & defense. We deliver innovative technologies that are used in diverse applications across the world—from land to sea, air and space—including navigation and guidance, telemedicine, electronic warfare, communication and surveillance systems, aviation, commercial space, and cybersecurity.

Our clients know us for our impressive workforce that surpasses the status quo by sourcing the best systems and talent, and reliably beating timelines and budgets. 

Our employees know us for the incredible technologies they work with and build, the projects they design, manufacture and enhance, and the opportunities for mentorship, individualized training and advancement. They know us for being a place where personal contributions can make a significant impact. 

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You take pride in your work, take ownership of problems and push the boundaries of what’s possible. You’re looking for a place where your contributions make a big impact, regardless of your level in the organization. We want to talk to you. We have incredible opportunities across all of our business areas and all our roles are open to veterans. 

Read about the work of each of our teams and explore the current open roles within each group. 

Our Space Systems Group is not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also the work of commercial customers and international organizations. Explore open roles.

Our Integrated Mission Systems team is an agile, high-caliber contractor that engineers, builds, integrates, modifies, and supports turnkey air-and ground-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) products and services. Our years of experience supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and commercial and international customers has established us as the systems integrator of choice. Explore open roles.

Our ISR, Aviation and Security team is a leading manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for high-performance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and aviation systems. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance and schedule requirements, and designs to consistently exceed expectations and provide a turnkey approach to enable our customers to focus on their mission. Explore open roles.

Our Electronic & Information Systems team brings together technology and innovation to develop, produce and manufacture a range of products from automated landing systems and precision approach systems for aircraft carriers, to electronic warfare and translation systems. Our team takes great pride in producing quality work, and supporting SNC’s mission to help keep the U.S., its allies and its deployed personnel safe. Explore open roles.

Our Washington D.C. office is responsible for government affairs, international strategy, international business and trade, and regulatory compliance. Our team provides strategic guidance across the organization, and helps to find alignment and compliance between SNC and the national security priorities of the U.S. government. Explore open roles.

Our Corporate team provides the company and its business areas with strategic direction and business support spanning executive management, finance and accounting, operations, human resources, legal, IT, information security, facilities, marketing, and communications. Explore open roles.

  • More than 24% of SNC employees have served in the armed forces.
  • More than 4,000 of our systems, subsystems and components have been part of 450 successful space missions, reaching seven planets, Pluto and the sun.
  • The Dream Chaser® spacecraft will provide cargo services to the International Space Station starting in 2020 under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract.
  • Sustained over 700K multi-mission, multi-intelligence flight hours worldwide.
  • Three-time U.S. Air Force Tier I Superior Supplier.
  • Six-time consecutive FAA Diamond Award winner.
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Internship Program, 2018, WayUp.
  • 25% annual average corporate growth.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Chief Executive Officer Fatih Ozmen
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    "Clear, Fast, Straight Forward process to onboard"

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    Very focused on getting things D.O.N.E!! And done right. Strong customer focus, take excellent care of employees, and give you all the tools you need to accomplish your tasks!


    I haven't seen any yet. I'm sure there are, but its a much smaller CONS list than PROS list.

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    Thank you! Its truly been refreshing to see a good company have the agility to improve the onboarding process and overall employment. I'm happy to be part of the team.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.


    The interviewer was friendly, professional and immediately put me at ease. They had my resume up and my pre-interview questions from HR up as well. He referenced it often, and took notes. Questions were intelligent, relevant, and insightful. He was plainly spoken, but very intelligent.

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