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Associate Program Manager

Company: Sierra Space
Location: Madison
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Are you ready to use your leadership skills in a program management position? This is your opportunity!

As an Associate Program Manager, you will work directly with the Program Manager to ensure all program objectives are met within the cost and schedule constraints. This includes developing a detailed, resource-loaded detailed Integrated Master Schedule and monitoring and performance against that baseline. You will also be responsible for program risk identification, mitigation when possible, and tracking to closure. The Program Manager may assign other program management tasks as needed.

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, 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 discipline (relevant program management experience may be considered in lieu of required education)

  • Ability to lead and inspire your team to success, manage dynamic and complex situations, recognize and resolve conflicts, and confidence to challenge the status quo when appropriate

  • Experience in developing and maintaining a resource-loaded Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

  • Requires skills in team building, customer relations, time management, conflict resolution, communication, briefing, presentation, strategic thinking, marketing, and literacy in the program management disciplines


  • Working knowledge of Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification, or equivalent

  • Experience developing and maintaining an IMS in Microsoft Project

  • Experience with Earned Value Performance Management

  • Experience working within an AS9100 and/or ISO9001 compliant organization 

  • Basic understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS)


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.

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.

Keywords: Sierra Space, Madison , Associate Program Manager, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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