Sr. Security Manager

Sierra Space
December 23, 2021
Broomfield, CO
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Are you looking to use your expert leadership and security skills in an industry that supports and protects explorers and heroes? We could use your expertise on our team! As a Sr. Security Manager, you will develop and administer local security programs and procedures for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment. You will ensure local procedures align with corporate security policies and applicable government regulations. You will work closely with programmatic personnel assigned to the local facility to ensure appropriate local program support. And you will coordinate with other local directorates and business area leadership to identify and support business needs.

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.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in security management, systems security, cybersecurity, or related discipline

  • Minimum of 1-year experience in managing Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and/or Special Access Programs (SAP) desired

  • Extensive knowledge of both government and industrial security to analyze evaluate and interpret current security requirements

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required.


  • Typically, 6 - 8 years of relevant management experience

  • D.O.D/NSS program security experience

  • Familiarity with NES standards (800-171, 800-53)

  • Familiarity working with local/national law enforcement agencies

  • Ability to balance security requirements with Sierra Spaces mission, goals, and culture

  • Strong communication skills, strong critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; self-motivated with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects; ability to work with people in a team environment and deal effectively with changing project priorities

  • Ability to manage time, make sound decisions, take independent action, analyze problems and provide focused solutions

  • High degree of attention to detail


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: $134,597.00 - $185,070.89

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.

In accordance with the Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, Sierra Space is complying with the requirements that all employees and contractors be vaccinated. As a condition of employment with Sierra Space, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid exemption under the law.

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.

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