Remote Job: Field Service Engineer

Sierra Nevada Corporation

  • Sparks, NV

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

We are seeking a Field Service Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study and at least 3 years of relevant experience. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to support the design and creation of the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies – those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow.

What to look forward to:

As a Field Service Engineer, you will be using your skills and real-time expertise to provide technical support and troubleshooting for our products and services at critical or highly sensitive base or remote locations. You’ll be responsible for assessing our customer needs and determining the most appropriate technical solution. You’re technical responsibilities include support of the deployment of system upgrades to such as technical refresh of systems, technical installation of major hardware/software upgrades, system error detection and correction, and configuration management.

At SNC’s Electronic & Information Systems (EIS) team we bring together technology and innovation to develop, produce and manufacture a range of products from automated landing systems and precision approach systems for aircraft carriers to electronic warfare, and translation systems. Our solutions are affordable and high impact for our customers’ challenging requirements. We take great pride in the quality of work we do, supporting our mission to help keep our country, our allies and our deployed personnel safe.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (electrical engineering) and at least 3 years of relevant experience higher level degree may substitute for experience
  • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required
  • Computer engineering background
  • Experience performing Maintenance, Repair, or Overhaul of Avionics Line Replaceable Units
  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of network related tools, concepts, technologies, best practices and security procedures, including Network File Systems (NFS, GPFS, Lustre, Samba, CIFS, etc.) and Cisco CCNA/CCNP
  • Operate automatic test equipment to locate, diagnose, and repair defective parts and perform routine inspections on systems and equipment (learned qualification)
  • Ability to interface with Engineering and Operations in the repair and upgrade of Enhance Vision Systems
  • Ability to understand US Army Aviation Maintenance Management Processes and Data Systems (learned qualification)
  • Support on wing diagnostics of DVEPS system
  • Army Avionics background
  • Ability to manage repair and return between the inventory control point SNC and suppliers
  • Ability to learn and manage hardware tracking systems, data management and report generation
  • Up to 25% travel during first 6 months of hire from Sparks NV to FSR location
  • Permanent work location after 6 months is Fort Campbell KY
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.

This position requires current/active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.


  • Knowledge of avionics data busses (1553, arinc429) is a plus
  • Radar/LIDAR knowledge preferred
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking, routing protocols, server-client relationship, and Internet technologies (TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, SOAP, XML, SNMP, CORBA, LDAP).
  • Maritime ISR experience
  • Familiarization with equipment carry-on procedures, equipment chain of custody
  • Familiarization with DTED terrain data
  • Cognizant knowledge of airworthiness directives, procedures, and processes
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

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