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SDL’s culture is people focused and mission driven. Our founding fathers, Doran and Kay Baker, were brilliant scientists, teachers, and family men whose vision of a respectful, collaborative, empowering, and committed workplace endures today.

People Focused +

Our work matters because our employees do. Collectively, they represent the heart of SDL and are driven by interesting work and our compelling mission.

Mission Driven +

Our engineering directly supports the nation’s warfighters and advances scientific exploration by solving defense and technical challenges.

People Focused

SDL maintains fun traditions, hosts events, and promotes community involvement. We also encourage active participation in personal and professional development and employee clubs.

Championing Women at SDL

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and the Utah Women & Leadership Project announced that Space Dynamics Laboratory was selected as one of Utah's 100 Companies Championing Women 2024 cohort. We recognize the unique challenges facing women and are honored by this designation.

Women contribute to SDL’s mission at various levels of the organization. We support the continued growth of women in the workplace and their healthy work-life balance by implementing the following family-friendly policies, practices, and initiatives:

  • Leadership representation and inclusivity
  • Equitable pay for commensurate work
  • Compressed, flexible, and remote schedule options
  • Paid pre-birth and family leave
  • Employee and supervisor Family Growth Support packet for navigating work and family leave transitions
  • Education tuition assistance
  • Women employee networking group

Life at SDL

Veterans Day
Pi Day
Lunch & Learn Presentations
Holiday Program
Community Involvement
Family Events
Pop-Up Stands
Popcorn Fridays





Mission Driven

As a trusted Government partner, we look for talented individuals with strong engineering, technical, and/or leadership skills to help us make a world of difference.

Protecting Our Nation

We provide innovative, multi-domain land, sea, air, space, and cyber national defense solutions. Much of what we do helps our nation's warfighters in defending and protecting the nation. We’re motivated by the support.

Supporting Science Community

We’ve been solving technical challenges faced by the science community since 1959—that’s only one year after NASA was founded. We’re committed to advancing humankind through scientific exploration.

Where We Work

SDL headquarters is located near Utah State University in North Logan, Utah. Additional field offices are strategically located across the country.

North Logan, UT

SDL is headquartered in North Logan, Utah, an area with many opportunities for recreation and community involvement. The surrounding area offers world-class skiing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, swimming, fishing, and exploring. If the typical outdoor adventures don’t pique your interest, there are plenty of restaurants, farmers’ markets, fine arts, local sports teams, museums, and theater nearby. Whatever your pursuits, Utah is a wonderful place to call home.

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Albuquerque, NM

SDL’s Albuquerque location is positioned outside Kirtland Air Force Base. The city’s centuries-old blend of Spanish and Ancient Puebloan tribal history influences its traditions and cuisine today. As New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque is an economic center for cultural services, manufacturing, and military technology research and development. Its residents enjoy the area’s historic traditions and art, mild climate, and affordable living.

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Dayton, OH

SDL’s Dayton office is located near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Home of the Wright brothers, Dayton has a proud history of innovation in aviation and aerospace. Residents enjoy the city’s low cost of living, natural and recreational greenspace, the largest paved trail network in the country, and a robust fine arts culture.

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Huntsville, AL

SDL’s Huntsville location is conveniently positioned outside Redstone Arsenal and next to Cummings Research Park—the second-largest research park in the country. Huntsville’s “Rocket City” reputation attracts STEM professionals to this green Appalachian region of northern Alabama. With mild winters, plentiful sunshine, and ample rainfall, Huntsville residents enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment options.

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Stafford, VA

SDL’s Stafford office is located near Marine Corps Base Quantico and within an hour’s drive of both Washington, DC, and Richmond. Living in Stafford, residents enjoy a slower pace while remaining close to nearby metropolitan areas. With abundant natural beauty, well-priced real estate, highly ranked schools, and much surrounding country to explore, Stafford is one of the fastest-growing counties in Virginia.

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