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Centennial, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
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With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA's Atlas and Delta launch vehicles have successfully delivered more than 90 satellites to orbit that ... Read more

Mission: Save lives, explore the universe, connect the world.

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  • Launch Highlights! Atlas V blasts off with Cygnus. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIMox

    Atlas V OA-6 Launch Highlights

    A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-6 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41. The mission, flown for Orbital ATK under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, marks the second time the Cygnus has flown on an Atlas V rocket. This was ULA's 3rd launch in 2016.

  • United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches 7,745 Pounds of Cargo to International Space Station http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIMor

    United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches 7,745 Pounds of Cargo to International Space Station

    Atlas V OA-6 Mission Overview Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 22, 2016) - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the OA-6 Cygnus resupply craft to the International Space Station (ISS) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 22 at 11:05 p.m. EDT.

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United Launch Alliance – Why Work For Us?

Formed in December 2006, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. ULA brings together two of the launch industry’s most experienced and successful teams – Atlas and Delta – to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services for the U.S. government. U.S. government launch customers include the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other organizations.

Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicles have supported America’s presence in space for more than 50 years, carrying a variety of payloads including weather, telecommunications and national security satellites that protect and improve life on Earth, as well as deep space and interplanetary exploration missions that further our knowledge of the universe.

With three families of launch vehicles – Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV– ULA continues the tradition of supporting strategic U.S. space initiatives with advanced robust launch solutions to provide assured access to space and 100 percent mission success.

ULA program management, engineering, test, and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located at Decatur, Alabama, and Harlingen, Texas. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.


One team focusing the talents and energies of our people to deliver excellence in everything we do. 

More than 100 years of combined launch history

On May 2, 2005, The Boeing Company and the Lockheed Martin Corporation announced their intention to form a joint venture called the United Launch Alliance (ULA), combining the production, engineering, test and launch operations associated with U.S. government launches of Boeing Delta and Lockheed Martin Atlas rockets - providing world-class space launch services for the U.S. government at lower cost.


Built on a heritage of sequential enhancements to the Atlas I, II and III families, and developed in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, the Atlas V provides a single system that can accommodate medium-lift to heavy-lift missions for U.S. government and commercial launch customers. The continuous improvement approach builds on flight-proven components and previous configurations, including the Centaur upper stage flown on Atlas and Titan vehicles since the 1960s and the RD-180 main engine, which first flew on the Atlas III. The Atlas I, II and III families are now retired.


Delta rockets have been built and launched since 1960. Delta’s origins go back to the Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile, which was developed in the mid-1950s for the U.S. Air Force. The Thor, a single-stage, liquid-fueled rocket, was modified to become the Delta launch vehicle, which later evolved into the Delta II.  Delta IV was developed in partnership with the U.S. Air Force EELV program and is the most advanced family of Delta rockets. Delta IV blends advanced and proven technology to launch virtually any size medium-to-heavy class payload to space.

Launch Your Career

It takes teamwork to launch rockets. United Launch Alliance offers challenging work in all facets of the launch vehicle business for interns, recent college graduates and experienced professionals, including engineering, business support and skilled trades and crafts. Use the link to the right to explore the possibilities.

Work Environment

ULA employees are highly motivated and dedicated to mission success, one mission at a time. We provide our employees with the tools, skills and challenges to reach their full potential. Our employees receive a competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation time and holidays.

Rich History

Formed in December 2006, ULA brings together two of the launch industry’s most experienced and successful teams – Atlas and Delta – to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services for the U.S. government. Our Atlas and Delta rockets launch a variety of payloads into space including weather, telecommunications, exploratory and national security satellites that protect and improve life on Earth and further our knowledge of the universe.

Diversity and Inclusion

ULA believes we are at our best as a high-performing organization when a variety of people, ideas and perspectives are contributing to identifying opportunities and determining solutions to challenges. We are committed to an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and engaged to bring those ideas and perspectives to the team and our business. At ULA we have a comprehensive strategy to ensure our commitment to diversity and inclusion is part of our normal way of doing things.

Our employees play a vital role in shaping and supporting our diversity and inclusion culture by bringing their backgrounds and viewpoints to the team. Many also participate in employee-led groups including New Employees Boosting ULA (NEBULA), Women in Launch (WIL), Asian and Pacific Islanders Sustaining Cultural Experiences and Networking for Employees (API SCENE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Heritage, and Veterans in Action.

Reasonable Accommodation

We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. If you are interested in employment opportunities with ULA and are having difficulty using our online system or need assistance, please contact our staffing department at 1-866-972-0012 or ula.staffing@ulalaunch.com. For a voice recording, click here.

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action

ULA is an equal opportunity employer. ULA prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified candidate for employment because of the individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ULA will take affirmative action to ensure that all employment decisions, including but not limited to those involving recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, and discharge, are free from unlawful discrimination. For additional information, click the appropriate link for the EEO poster: English or Spanish.

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    "QI Inspector for all rockets that are built in Decatur Alabama"

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    Great Co. to work for and now I just retired my last day was 7/13/17 , work there as a Inspector for 20 years


    No Cons very good Company to work for

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    ULA always had good management

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United Launch Alliance Photos

United Launch Alliance photo of: Testing a change in the System Integration Laboratory (SIL).
United Launch Alliance photo of: ULA interns carry a high power sport rocket to the launch pad at the annual Student Rocket Launch.
United Launch Alliance photo of: The Air Force's AFSPC-5 payload is mated to an Atlas V booster inside the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41.
United Launch Alliance photo of: Inside ULA's System Integration Laboratory (SIL).
United Launch Alliance photo of: ULA's program management, engineering, test and mission support functions are headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, just south of Denver.
United Launch Alliance photo of: The NROL-49 mission blasts off from Space Launch Complex-6 on Jan. 20, 2011.
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    I applied online. I interviewed at United Launch Alliance (Denver, CO) in June 2017.


    First step was phone screening by recruiter, followed by in person interview , process was simple but a little protracted as it took about four weeks total from first contact to actual interview.

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