Any Rocket Scientist Jobs In Colorado?

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  1. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    I'm tired of the heat and humidity in Alabama. Someone find me a rocket scientist job in Colorado please!
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  2. Tfogger

    Tfogger Been here awhile

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  3. Photo82

    Photo82 We're BIG pants people!

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    Check out Beyond.com, and search for Colorado jobs. That - or - go to Raytheon (Aurora), Honeywell (Colo. Sprgs), and Lockheed Martin (Littleton) websites and look for CO TTAC and software control positions. Something might spin your propeller from those places.
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  4. Boricua

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    UAL is in the Denver Tech Center. Mostly project management. You also have Ball Aerospace in Boulder and Digitalglobe is in Longmont, CO. Theres a long list. Boeing is also in CO. However, I believe they do sigint for DOD with Raytheon at Buckley AFB. Lots of classified DOD stuff goes on in and around Denver and south towards Colorado Springs (Petersen AFB). I do not think is rocket scientists work but who knows its all classified) The only ones I beleve actually build rockets, rocket engines and or satellites, is Lockheed/Martin in Jefferson county west of Denver and Ball Aerospace. The road to get to it, Deer Creek Canyon, its an awesome ride for sport bikes. Funny fact, Ball makes sateliites and beer cans.
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  5. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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    I think you mean ULA? (United Launch Alliance) That's Littleton (I think).

    LM has several sites around the area. Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, N. Colo Springs and efforts on Buckley AFB (Aurora) and Peterson AFB (COS). (And maybe more - it's hard to get that kind of information - even internally)

    Bear in mind that HR's job is to ensure nobody gets hired. So your resume has to have all the right buzzwords to get past the pre-qual shredder.
    I've even heard that a good trick to pass the shredder filter is to put a lot of keywords in white-on-white font on your resume so the system will see them but you don't have to use them in sentences.
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  6. BierHausBear

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  7. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Hey, do not forget ESTES rockets in Penrose....:wink:
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  8. mdsnitc

    mdsnitc Been here awhile

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    I hear they build rockets in New Mexico... :evil

    http://www.sandia.gov
    http://www.lanl.gov

    fixed to include labs actually in NM
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  9. Hair

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    Just an FYI llnl.gov isn't in New Mexico. :D

    Gee a rocket scientist should be able to find a rocket scientist job. After all I am no rocket scientist and I am gainfully employed.


    For now.
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    mdsnitc Been here awhile

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    ooppps i ment http://www.lanl.gov/ :deal
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    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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  13. DigiSnap Mark

    DigiSnap Mark Been here awhile

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    Apparently, yes. :1drink
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    I'm not sure if I'm even qualified for that. Mine always seem to fly squirrelly, or burn up the parachute upon deployment. But hey, NASA had lots of bloopers in the beginning.
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  15. MotorcycleWriter

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    Thanks for the replies and please forgive my delay in getting back. Our (wife and I) third and final son is headed down to Auburn for college tomorrow and we've been super busy getting them ready.

    It was 90+% humidity yesterday. Rained half the day. Rain everyday... I'm going to start looking in earnest as soon as we get them set up. For a family that loves to ski, ride, climb, hike, camp, and just hang out outside it will probably be easier to get them to come home to CO than to Huntsville!
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  16. jslyter

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    I had one of those jobs in the 90's with Lockheed Martin. Had a buddy that left before me convince me to switch to a wireless communications startup. Who knew that making cell phones play music and games, take selfies or show you a map would pay better than being a rocket scientist, at least in my case.

    Guess I'm saying, Don't limit your options!

    Oh, and it has been raining a lot here this summer, and we get a cold rain here, making it kind of chilly up in the mountains. Not that I'd trade it for 90+ heat and humidity or anything like that.
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  17. Rogue_Ryder

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    If you have a DoD Clearance there's probably a good chance you can get a job here in Colorado relatively easily. BUT don't expect to have the same standard of living as you do in Alabama. I've spent a lot of time up there on previous projects and the low cost of living is hard to beat.

    A former coworker of mine lives in a really sweet brand new house (2 story 3K sq/ft, 2 car garage, decent size lot) in Owens Cross Roads, I think she paid $225-$250K around 2 years ago for it, totally custom built to her specs.

    I have 1/2 the square footage for the same money with an equal commute to hers from where I live to Boulder. Boulder is Notoriously expensive, but due to the Market boom lots of communities have home values going WAY up.

    So? Her and I are both "Senior Staff Engineers", and do I make more? yes but only marginally (not nearly enough to cover the greater cost of living). Do I care? Hell NO. I'd still choose Colorado over HSV even if I made 10% Less than she did. Just expect that your cost of living is going to be significantly higher here than in HSV. Not to mention with all the recreational opportunities we have you'll be spending even more cash! :lol3

    This is assuming you're currently working as a GS or Government Contractor, so don't be surprised if an offer at ULA, Raytheon, NG, LM etc. doesn't come in at much more than you're currently making. The real money is Oil/Natural Gas.

    Space is BIG here in Colorado, it's the home for Orion, Dream Chaser, GPS III, Juno, MAVEN, Grail, Atlas, JPSS, plus multiple ground segments for government satellites.

    http://gpsworld.com/governor-signs-colorado-space-bill-at-30th-space-symposium/
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  18. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

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    Check out www.trimble.com. We are in Westminster and you might be amazed what we are into.
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