Supplier Development Engineer

Berthoud, Colorado
The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team who will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are comprised of intrinsically motivated individuals who have a passion for solving problems and empower each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

The Supplier Development Engineer’s primary focus will be on adding new suppliers to Ursa’s supply base to meet demand and quality requirements, cover sole source risk, and allow for cost competition. This will involve supplier selection, qualification, maintenance, and development.
Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $80,000 - $125,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.


We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

No outside recruiters please.


As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. As such, Ursa Major requires employees to either show proof of vaccination or demonstrate an exemption for medical or religious reasons by December 8, 2021. Per the executive order, “fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a final dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
  • Work with the engineering and product teams to understand current and future supplier needs and establish a supply base to meet these needs
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a supplier onboarding plan, including establishing requirements and standards for qualifying suppliers based on supplier type
  • Visit and host suppliers and potential suppliers to establish and strengthen relationships, assess capabilities, and remedy any quality concerns
  • Develop an AS9100 compliant supplier approval process
  • Evaluate supplier performance through supplier scorecards
  • Issue and review supplier corrective action requests and introduce performance improvement plans to suppliers as necessary
  • Regularly report across the company on supplier stability and manage risks accordingly to achieve Ursa’s product goals (to all levels of the organization)
Experience / Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related science field
  • Ability to travel 25-50% of the time
  • Experience in aerospace supplier management and/or engineering
  • Has dealt with AS9100 requirements (understands them thoroughly)
  • Understanding of engineering model and drawings (basic GD&T knowledge)
Benefits Include
  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

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