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Sierra Nevada Corporation Overview

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 protect our astronauts, war fighters, and first ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • We are so proud to announce that SNC has been named a US Best Managed Company. The program recognizes visionary companies who excel in four categories key areas: strategy, execution, culture and financials. Thank you to our 4,000+ employees worldwide who help bring the SNC vision to life every day!

  • COVID-19

    SNC is still hiring! The safety and well-being of our people are top priority for us at SNC – and that includes our future people, too! While these are strange, sometimes distressing times, our essential mission to support and protect explorers and heroes continues. We continue to recruit and hire in many of our departments—please review and apply to our available positions that interest you. We are interviewing virtually these days, and most of our employees are working remotely where possible. Our over-arching concern is keeping you and our team safe and healthy.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation – Why Work With Us?

Testing Dream Chaser at Edwards AFB

We support and protect explorers and 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.

  • 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 2021 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.

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s owner and CEO, Fatih Ozmen, began his career as an intern at SNC - so we understand the importance of a great intern experience, and we’re committed to helping you get your best start. We offer a broad range of internships that build a solid foundation of experience in many aspects of our business, including space systems, aerospace, propulsion, and defense. 

Explore open internships & co-ops

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You’ll benefit from mentoring, coaching, and working side-by-side with knowledgeable and experienced industry experts on live, real-world projects. Experience assignments directly related to your field of study and take your first step toward launching your career today.

We’re accepting internship applications across 11 locations!

  • Internships are paid. 
  • Internships cover many areas of our business: engineering, cyber technology, IT, and more!
  • Summer internships are 10-12 weeks.
  • Co-ops available in Madison, WI, and Durham, NC.
  • Internships and Co-ops are hands on, working directly with teams on real world projects.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews

  • "Great work with great people to work with."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Denver, CO
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    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)


    The people are great to work with. Everyone gets along.
    The work is interesting.
    The work is quick and then your off on the next project.


    The team members of a group can get a little spread out. Some in the hanger, some in the main office, some in the program building. But this should be mostly addressed by the end of 2020 when we move into one big building.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
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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.
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation (Centennial, CO) in April 2018.


    My interview process was very quick. However, this is not typical. It's different for everybody. I had my phone interview, in-person interview, and offer in the span of a week.

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Veteran Hiring Commitment

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Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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