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Principal Business System Analyst - Engineering Applications

Sierra Space

Sierra Space

Broomfield, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024
Do you have an eye for detail and a passion for developing innovation solutions? Join our team! The Principal Business Systems Analyst (BSA) is responsible for overseeing the technical execution projects and tasks supporting our suite of engineering applications and ultimately or engineering teams at large. Projects and tasking will include, application development, business process development and improvement, application support, systems administration, business intelligence, , customer adoption support, and others. In addition to coordination and oversight of technical tasks during the execution phase of the project, the Principal Business Systems Analyst will be responsible for gathering and documenting customer requirements by interviewing and understanding customer needs.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of both IT practices and terminology and standard engineering processes and practices in order to be knowledgeable enough to know when to raise questions in order to correctly drive the project execution tasks to completion. The candidate will need to be bright, imaginative, and a capable technologist with strong communication skills, specifically seeking an environment where they will impact the direction of the organization, and be a key contributor to overall success of the business. The pace is exceptionally fast at Sierra Space, and our dynamic environment will see many new projects in the coming year. The Principal Business Systems Analyst will need to be agile and flexible, as changes will be certain and frequent.

Sierra Space-based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL—designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, or technical related discipline

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education

  • Higher education may be considered in lieu of relevant education


  • Ability to analyze business systems and/or business processes to identify user needs, document requirements, and address process improvements

  • Experience with Windchill, Teamcenter, and/or SAP or similar PLM, ERP or MES systems

  • Knowledge related to strategizing and planning large and/or complex data migration projects project, including moving data and conversion of content as necessary

  • Scrum Master certification, or equivalent experience to obtain such certification

  • Strong knowledge of risk management practices

  • Strong knowledge of requirements documentation tools such as Visio, Word, Excel, Jira, and/or Azure DevOps

  • Deep understanding of design and/or manufacturing engineering process and practices

  • Software product development experience

  • Experience with data mapping and documentation of system integration metadata and touchpoints necessary for implementation

  • Basic experience with writing SQL and understanding the basics of table querying for use in documenting data requirements

  • Strong knowledge of project planning and execution, using tools such as MS Project

  • Understanding of analysis and software development lifecycle methodologies

  • Strong presentation, facilitation, collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps

  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity

  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:

  • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)

  • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials

  • Rarely exposed to loud noises


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range:

$138,634.92 - $207,952.37

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.