Aerospace Systems Engineer IV

Centennial, CO

Aerospace Systems Engineer IV

Location: Centennial, CO/Hybrid


Who We Are

Special Aerospace Services (SAS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing aerospace company. Ready to be a critical part of one of the most exciting times in space exploration? What started in 2007 with a small team of visionaries, is now a collaborative team of 100+ tenacious and steadfast specialists, acting as trusted partners to clients in the space industry. Our mission is to further humankind’s dreams in air and space, and together we are driven to innovate across engineering and mission-critical hardware. The SAS Engineering team is critical to executing our missions.


On our team as an Aerospace Systems Engineer III, you will leverage your knowledge in decision-making, and critical and analytical thinking. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Thriving in both technical compliance and risk assessment across cross-functional engineering disciplines
  • Strengthen and build client and customer relationships
  • A positive and collaborative interface


If you like working in a flexible, team-based, founder-led culture with shared accountabilities and the opportunity to partner with some of the industry’s most prominent companies while rubbing shoulders with some of the aerospace’s foremost experts, this may be your dream career. To qualify specifically for this role, we require candidates to have the following:

  • BS degree in System Engineering/Aerospace or related discipline or related years of experience
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of related experience generating, allocating, and verifying Aerospace vehicle and ground requirements across technical teams to identify and interpret technical requirements for aircraft/spacecraft subsystems
  • Experience in aerospace avionics testing and/or requirement verification is ideal
  • Proven ability to perform trade studies for spacecraft development in one or more of the following areas:
  • Propellant Management
  • Maneuvering and Station Keeping
  • 2-Way Encrypted Communications/Telemetry
  • Packaging/Thermal Management
  • Power Management/Fault Management
  • Demonstrate experience with the launch vehicle, missile, or satellite system requirements decomposition; compliance verification, and deriving and maintaining system/subsystem requirements and verification products
  • Interpret and analyze specifications and data
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical ideas and information to develop engineering solutions and solve complex issues, including in presentations to outside customers
  • Able to analyze and evaluate the safety and reliability of systems and their components and interpret specifications and other data
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Technical writing experience
  • Able to speak comfortably in front of large groups


We are most interested in candidates who also have the following:

  • Ability to work on multiple technical projects and customer requests in a fast-paced operations environment
  • Job-related experience working with NASA programs, space systems, aviation, aerospace, satellite or launch vehicles


How You Will Be Rewarded

SAS provides a total rewards approach to compensation, providing incentives and benefits far beyond base salary. In fact, our team members agree that the biggest reward at SAS is working in our innovative, dynamic, and relational culture. The annual salary for this role is $115,141 - $169,648. Compensation depends on the candidate’s work experience, education/training, and related skills. Working at SAS, you’ll be rewarded with the following:

  • Commission and bonus structure
  • Comprehensive Health, Vision, and Dental plans with generous employer contribution
  • Employer-provided disability and life insurance benefits
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) program
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401K program with great employer match
  • Corporate Giving

This position may require a government security clearance; you must be a US Citizen for consideration. Applicants are subject to a background check in a Drug-Free Workplace. Special Aerospace Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Systems Engineer
North America
120,001-160,000

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