Data Scientist 3

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: Centennial, COLORADO, US, 80112

Company: United Launch Alliance

Requisition ID: 188

Location: ULA - Denver 

Relocation: Yes- Relocation may be available 

Travel Requirements: 10% 


At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.


Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company! Successfully launching more than 155 consecutive missions with 100% mission success doesn't happen by accident. It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team of rocket scientists and support employees combined with the systems and processes we use to pull them together. As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary. Whether you are in college just launching your career, or, have experience and want to come work with the best rocket team in the world, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world. Our team is excited to meet you!

Job Overview & Responsibilities


Qualified candidate will be responsible for providing enterprise level support in the field of Data Analytics/Data Science and is required to participate in multidiscipline project teams to evaluate customer/operational needs and to develop new and unique solutions to help support decision making across all engineering, manufacturing, launch operations, and business disciplines. 


This individual will primarily:

  • Interpret data and analyze results using statistical techniques and provide reports, presentations and technical documents as required.
  • Design, analyze, build, test, evaluate, and implement models from diverse datasets to solve problems throughout the company.
  • Develop visualizations to describe data sets under investigation and/or modeling results.
  • Communicate results in clear verbal, reports, or presentation format to engineers, leadership, and other technical/non-technical stakeholders.
  • Work closely with individuals across the enterprise to develop the appropriate tools and methods needed for the various analyses.
  • Locate, define, and propose new process improvement opportunities.
  • Work to grow the data analytics/science discipline throughout the enterprise.
  • Mentor and coach other team members as they continually improve technical and professional skills.
  • Have a key role in ensuring continuous improvement of the same tools and processes used to execute their function.
  • Responsible for identifying and applying appropriate scaling of data science activities corresponding with the specific project needs.


Required Education



Required Years of Experience

Minimum of 4 years of related work experience


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 5-8 years of experience with emphasis in the area of Data Analytics / Data Science.
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, data mining, data extraction and wrangling techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience using statistical/analytical packages for analyzing small and big data (Excel, Python, R, @Risk, Minitab, MATLAB, Weibull++11, etc) and leveraging them to impart business insights.
  • Experience in applying machine learning and/or artificial intelligence to business or engineering applications.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presentation of findings.
  • Ability to operate independently and work as part of a team.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in Aerospace Industry with existing and evolving launch systems or satellite systems.
  • Knowledgeable in the fields of both engineering as well as statistics and data science. 
  • Organization skills necessary to maintain focus and achieve consensus within diverse multi-disciplined teams.
  • Experience in development of models utilizing Bayesian methodologies to forecast future business operations.
  • Experience in cloud-based analysis/modeling such as AWS, Azure, GCS, etc.
  • Basic understanding of launch vehicles.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative, teamwork, and leadership skills on previous technical projects.

Summary Salary Range (for ULA - Denver only):  $111,700.00 - $174,504.00 


Please note that the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon a candidate's experience and qualifications, as well as internal equity, market and business considerations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to base pay. 


What makes ULA different?

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.


We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments


Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.


Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.


The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 22 CFR 120.62 (e.g., U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. See 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).


ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law. 


ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English / Spanish) and Right to Work Poster (English / Spanish).

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