Sierra Space

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As Division CFO, Transportation, you will provide oversight to financial reporting and controls to preserve company assets and to oversee daily financial management operations. You’ll partner with the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Management team to set long-term strategy and annual financial goals. You’ll integrate financial strategies, develop and implement a strategic plan for business growth and look for ways to improve the profitability, efficiency/effectiveness, and compliant practices of the organization. You’ll also collaborate with corporate management to develop and implement optimum cash forecast and capital structure, provide critical financial and operational data to the CFO and Executive leadership team and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. You’ll work with internal teams to develop a detailed annual budget with yearly objectives and performance metrics, and maintain effective communication and collaboration with Corporate Functional leaders specifically around strategic M&A and people initiatives.

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.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field of study
  • Relevant experience may substitute for required education
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of accounting, tax, government, and financial reporting requirements for internal and external customers
  • Expert knowledge of principles and practices associated with GAAP, FAR, cost management, treasury management, finance, and systems
  • Strong business analytical skills with experience interpreting financial data and preparing financial reports and/or projections
  • Proven leadership abilities inclusive of successful change management, mentoring, career development, training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews
  • Mastery of the ability to manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire teams, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, drive for success, challenge status quo and demonstrate ability to adapt to dynamic situations
  • Proven experience and skills in team building, time management, conflict resolution, communication, briefing, presentation, strategic thinking, and literacy in the program management disciplines
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly express concepts in verbal and written forms; ability to tailor conversations to adapt to varying audiences
  • Ability to navigate change and uncertainty, make defensible decisions in ambiguity and own those decisions


  • Typically 15-20 years of relevant experience
  • Domestic and international involvement
  • Prior experience directing continuous process improvement and quality improvement initiatives
  • Experience with one or more of the following three:
  • Multi-site environments
  • Advanced skills in assessing external competition by gathering data from multiple, often disparate, qualitative and quantitative sources, and synthesizing it into meaningful reports and presentations
  • Previous management experience including the ability to effectively assign, direct, and evaluate employee work; and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence
  • Demonstrated passion for ideation, intellectual curiosity, and innovation, as well as motivating others to act by creating a shared sense of vision or purpose
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and understand complex technical and program interdependencies
  • Proven long-term and strategic perspective that extends beyond the immediate initiatives; visualizes and articulates a clear direction
  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense (Civilian), NASA/Civil or commercial space, and/or US Military, with an understanding of defense, aerospace, intelligence, and adjacent markets
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be requiredLearn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


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: $238,949.24 – $328,555.19

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



As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.

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.

$238,949 – $328,555 a year

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