Propulsion Systems Engineer / Software Engineer 2

United Launch Alliance

Denver, CO

Your Role: What you'll be doing
  • This opportunity can either reside at ULA’s Headquarters in Denver, CO, or Launch Operations Facility in Cape Canaveral, FL.
  • As a Propulsion Systems Engineer for the ULA Software Department you will be performing requirements development, test, and debugging of propulsion system software for automated launch site command, control, & communication.
  • You will be applying fluids, thermodynamic, mechanical systems design, and systems engineering principles to develop and test requirements for software that ensures the health and safety of the launch crew and launch vehicle during critical launch operations.
  • You will engage with a highly collaborative team of Product Owners, Technology Architects, Airborne and Ground Hardware Design Engineers, Launch Site Operators and Software Developers. 
  • You will work with users to design intuitive user interfaces for control of launch site and vehicle hardware.
  • This is a Systems Engineering position. It does not involve writing software code.

Your Background: What education and experience you'll need
Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2 - 6 years of experience.
About ULA: What makes us different
Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:
  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees.
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments
Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster ( English | Spanish ).

Interested in growing in your career with ULA?

Apply today. We look forward to learning more about you!
Your Background: What skills you'll need
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Four years of directly related exempt work experience may be used to satisfy the bachelor’s degree requirement.
  • Experience in the design, operation, and/or control of pneumatic systems or cryogenic fluid systems that are used to transfer commodities is preferred.
  • Experience with design, operation, and/or control of hardware systems is preferred.
  • Ability to assess and interpret engineering drawings, schematics, specifications, and industry/government standards is preferred.
  • Experience in system testing is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a team environment

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.
Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA employee, you’ll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you!
Summary Salary Range (Colorado Only)
$89,356 - $139,632

Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon a candidate’s experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to base pay.