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Experienced Mission Systems Engineer (Experimental Space Programs)

Company: BOEING
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: June 23, 2022

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.
Boeing Defense Space & Security has an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Mission Systems Engineer to join our Experimental Systems Group (ESG) located in Seal Beach, CA; with options to work from Aurora, CO; Chantilly, VA; El Segundo, CA; Herndon, VA; Leesburg, VA; or Mesa, AZ to support development of new first-of-kind space vehicles and missions. ESG supports a variety of government customers spanning technology domains, and is an extremely fast-paced, responsive development environment delivering new capabilities to customers rapidly and affordably. The ESG portfolio consists of a range of platforms and technologies including the X-37B, the world's first fully autonomous reusable spaceplane, which recently launched on its sixth and most ambitious flight yet.

As a member of our Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) Mission Design team, you will join a diverse team of system architects, Concept of Operations (ConOps) developers, mission modeling and simulation specialists, fault and autonomy designers, and recommended operating procedure (ROP) authors. You will be expected to work in one or more of these disciplines, leading coordination across all internal and external stakeholders to drive your assigned programs' development from early capabilities studies through demonstration. You will serve as a core point of contact for customers and will work directly with subject matter experts across the business to quickly iterate and converge on achievable solutions that meet our customers' needs. Our development timelines are aggressive and you will be asked to develop solutions to previously unsolved problems.

In this role, you will work in multidisciplinary teams to bring concept of operations to fruition in support of our customers' mission objectives. You will work both as an individual contributor and as a team lead. An ideal candidate has a strong technical background across all spacecraft subsystems with particular depth in Attitude Control Systems (ACS)/Guidance Navigation & Control (GNC), spacecraft operations, or mission modeling as well as a strong system background spanning both space and ground domains. You will need to be able to dive into broad, minimally-defined design spaces and effectively lead integrated efforts.

Position Responsibilities:
Support technology integration for and development of first-of-kind space vehicles and missions
Develop and present review packages to internal and external senior leadership
Work proactively and independently in a fast-paced, demanding atmosphere
[Architecture & ConOps] Develop system ConOps from early capabilities studies through demonstration
[Architecture & ConOps] Develop inter-segment architectures for new systems and capabilities
[Fault & Autonomy] Ensure system design is aligned with customer risk tolerance in the presence of anomalies
[Fault & Autonomy] Analyze failure modes and design onboard autonomy to detect, isolate, and recover from fault scenarios
[Mission Analysis] Develop physics-based mission simulations to inform system trade studies and verify system performance
[Mission Analysis] Develop mission flight plans/concepts exploring new and novel astrodynamics approaches
[ROPs] Develop and maintain spacecraft recommended operating procedures

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

Work Authorization:
This position requires a current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (U.S. Citizenship required) or requires candidate agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
Master's degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
3 years of systems engineering experience
1 year of project management experience
Experience working with cross-functional teams and external customers
Experience in spacecraft, launch vehicles, or highly autonomous unmanned systems

Typical Education & Experience:
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 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal candidates.

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.

Shift Work Statement:
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.

Colorado summary pay range: Min: $100,000 - Max: $120,000

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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