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Ground Software Systems Engineer (Senior or Principal)

Company: BOEING
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

We are Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T): Boeing's global research and development team creating and implementing innovative technologies that make the impossible possible and enabling the future of aerospace. We are engineers and technicians, skilled scientists and bold innovators; Join us and put your passion, determination, and skill to work building the future!

We are seeking a Ground Software Systems Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA with experience in the development of ground software systems supporting space and airborne platforms. Candidates should have an experience with all phases of software systems development, including creation and tracking of requirements, development software documentation covering architecture, algorithms and interfaces, software configuration management, and development of test and verification plans.

Our team is currently hiring for a broad range of experience levels including Senior and Principal Level Software Systems Engineers.

This position is part of the rapidly growing EO/IR Mission Systems team within BR&T. The EMS team has more than quadrupled in size over the past 18 months due to new contract wins, and continues to see increased demand from Boeing's customers. We're designing, building, and testing cutting edge sensor systems for airborne and space platforms. Our focus is always on the mission - connecting people through safer air travel and protection of the warfighter from its adversaries.

This isn't your typical Boeing team - we are focused on the entire lifecycle of design: from modeling and simulation of new ideas, through prototype demonstrations, and eventually transitioning to production systems. Our team provides complete engineering solutions to Boeing and its customers, including systems engineering, optics design, mechanical design, algorithms, software development, firmware development, electronics, and advanced system modeling and simulations. If you're interested in working in a fast pace environment while taking a design from clean sheet of paper through flight demonstration, ideally with some technology that's never been flown before, then this is the group for you!

Position Responsibilities

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to lead activities to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions
  • Oversees and guides the overall ground software system development process and maintains the full set of associated documentation of architecture, algorithms, software and system interfaces including software specification documents, interface control documents (ICDs) and interface description documents (IDDs)
  • Leads others to evaluate customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces
  • Leads analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture
  • Leads analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success
  • Leads, develops, maintains and identifies improvements for the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, software configuration management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes
  • Plans and leads research projects to develop concepts for future product designs to meet projected requirements This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

    This position requires an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skill/Experience):
    • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
    • Experience in ground system or space system systems engineering, including requirements analysis, design, and operation Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
      • 10+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
      • 5+ years of experience with software design, development, debugging, and performing software integration, test, validation, and verification
      • Experience writing and managing ground segment software requirements for aerospace and defense applications
      • Experience in developing could-based and containerized architecture for ground software
      • Understanding of CCSDS
      • Experience with FORGE and MDPAF
      • Experience with cyber security including HAIPE encryption
      • Experience applying systems engineering principles during the development of complex ground segment software solutions in support of aerospace and defense applications
      • Experience providing systems engineering for research and development contracts
      • Experience as a chief engineer or systems engineering IPT lead with weapons design, software avionics/avionics/electrical design, and weapons system architecture
      • Experience working with technical teams either as an Integrated Project Team (IPT) lead or technical SME (Subject Matter Expert) on System Engineering or Software Engineering applications
      • Experience managing supplier relationships, strategic partnerships and supplier performance
      • Experience managing interfaces with government customer and co-contractor systems Typical Education/Experience:

        Senior (Level 5)

        Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

        Principal (Level 6)

        Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 20 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD years' related work experience, Master years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


        Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

        Drug Free Workplace:

        Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


        This position is for 1st shift.

        At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

        The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

        The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

        Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

        Summary pay range Senior Level: $157,250 - $212,750

        Summary pay range Principal Level: $186,150 - $251,850

        Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

        Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation . click apply for full job details

Keywords: BOEING, Huntington Beach , Ground Software Systems Engineer (Senior or Principal), IT / Software / Systems , Huntington Beach, California

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