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Senior Space Systems Architect

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El Segundo, CA, United States

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It, Engineering, Chemistry, Sciences

Posted on
Feb 11,2020

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May 26,2020

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Systems engineering

at Boeing

Here, systems engineering means integrating performance, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability and human systems into all of our products and solutions. In other words, you’ll build the future of Boeing.

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Senior Space Systems Architect

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El Segundo, California; Los Angeles, California


The Boeing Company

Job Description

The Boeing Company is seeking a  Senior

Space Systems Architect

(Level 5) to join a project team assisting with the development of complex, state-of-the-art systems for space-based applications for commercial and government customers. You will be a member of a high performance systems engineering team interacting with customers, suppliers, program management, integration and test engineers and senior technologists.

You will participate in all phases of the system development life cycle, including concept of operations (CONOPS) development, requirements development, analysis and decomposition, software and hardware system design, algorithm design, risk management, integration, test and documentation. The successful candidate will be leading system/subsystem level CONOPS development, multi-segment interface definition, architecture integration, functional decomposition, and system design and verification activities.

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. (Basic relocation is available for internal candidates, based on candidate eligibility.)

Position Responsibilities

Lead system and sub-system level CONOPS development, requirements definition, multi-segment interface definition, architecture integration, functional analysis, and system design activities.

Lead system level trade studies and briefings.

Lead system level verification, validation, integration and test planning and execution (including functional validation as well as formal requirements sell-off).

Mentor the program junior systems engineers and review their work for quality.

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 . 

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers.

Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

This position requires an active/current U.S. Security Clearance with successful completion of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) by the federal government within the last 5 years (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

Basic (Required) Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

10+ years of systems engineering experience involving system requirements, functional decomposition and allocation, integrated design, analysis, and verification?.

10+ years of experience in customer requirements development, system requirements, and CONOPs development.

5+ years of leadership experience with a small team.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications

Excellent communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments.

Self-starter that works independently to formulate and execute project plans, complete and track assigned tasks.

Experience with Model Based Engineering tools and languages such as Enterprise Architecture, Cameo, MagicDraw, and UML/SysML.

Experience with large scale end-to-end satellite and space systems architecture development.

Typical Education & Experience

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 14 or more years' experience, Master's with 12 or more years' experience or PhD with 9 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Experience Level

Individual Contributor

Contingent Upon Program Award

No, this position is not contingent upon program award


Full time

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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