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Experienced Systems Software Engineer (Phantom Works)

at Boeing

Posted: 9/5/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00000206550
Keywords: architecture

Job Description

Experienced Systems Software Engineer (Phantom Works)


The Boeing Company

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USA - Tukwila, WA

Job Description Summary:

Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions. Evaluates customer/operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces. Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture. Performs 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. Develops, maintains and identifies improvements for the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes. Resolves cross-functional technical issues.

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Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

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Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

Job Description Qualifications:

Boeing Phantom Works creates the next generation products and services for the Boeing Defense, Space & Security business. We work with proprietary customers in the development of the next-generation technologies in space.  Phantom Works focuses on rapid prototyping to demonstrate a host of mission-focused technologies for a variety of customers.  Our group works all facets of engineering from technology investment, concept development, proposal writing, requirements and design, build, integration, test, and demonstration of products in their relevant environments.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Define a software and mission systems architecture in compliance with our customer’s requirements and mission needs
  • Develop top level software performance specifications for a space system
  • Perform analyses and trades in support of software design and development for a rapid prototype space system
  • Develop and flow requirements to the mission system team
  • Analyze, verify, and validate performance of software
  • Decompose subsystem level requirements from system level requirements
  • Develop use cases and sequence diagrams
  • Define software interfaces (ICD)

This is a union represented position.

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

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Minimum BS degree in Engineering, Physics or related technical course of study is required
  • 5+ years of experience working in software systems engineering for a real-time environment, defining requirements, verifying test cases, etc.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with spacecraft and/or space systems architecture
  • Experience in development, build and test of spacecraft
  • Experience (highly desired) with agile development processes and methods
  • Experience in a dynamic rapid prototyping environment
  • Experience with Software IV&V activities
  • Prior history working in a classified environment
  • SSBI investigation highly desired
  • Familiarity with collaboration tools (Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience with SysML/UML (Use case development, sequence diagrams)
  • Familiarity with Linux, VMs

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 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Relocation Assistance:

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. Basic relocation is available for 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.

Experience Level:

Individual Contributor - 4

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Job Code:

6K8CI4 (6D9)

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