Huntsville, Alabama

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.

The BDS Missile & Weapon Systems (MWS) division is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to lead software development activity for the Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) portfolio of programs, including the Patriot Advanced Capability III (PAC-3) Seeker program in Huntsville, AL.

The candidate will analyze current embedded software architectures for improvement and evolution. This Senior Software Engineer will determine future architecture improvements, as hardware and algorithms evolve. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for developing technical products including software designs and implementations, software test architectures and implementations, interface definitions, requirements, plans, documentation, and briefings in support of program requirements.

The Advanced Design and Prototype Solutions (ADaPS) team (an organization of over 100 engineers) supports programs across the entire portfolio of Boeing products including Space Launch Systems (SLS) Upper Stage, Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD - missile defense), , and Advanced Missile Defense efforts including Patriot Advanced Capability. ADaPS specializes in implementing rapid prototyping and development programs using small, responsive Agile teams.  At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the seabed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world.  The candidate may join a team building advanced sensing technologies, or rocket guidance technologies. This role will emphasize rapid adaptation of advanced algorithms, incorporation of security features, and advancement of development - deployment - and test environments.

Boeing offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous Paid Time Off (PTO), flexible work environment, paid parental leave, 401k matching, very generous tuition assistance for earning advanced degrees, and paid medical leave programs.  For more information, click here.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive multi-program software capability roadmap covering digital and general purpose processing, integration of common components, operating systems, and algorithmic architecture

  • Chair IAMD Software Change Control Boards to manage technical scope across IAMD product lines and IRAD development activities

  • Coordinate with external customer and partner organizations on IAMD software development activities, including definition of new features and status of ongoing development

  • Engage with supplier organizations to provide support as needed

  • Support IAMD Program Management on software execution status and risks, issues, opportunities (RIO) management

  • Support IAMD software development teams on requirements analysis, design, and verification approaches

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

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.  An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skill/Experience):

  • This position requires US Citizenship.

  • 10+ years’ experience developing architecture and embedded real-time software

  • Experience with mission critical software development practices including Agile development, Formal Qualification Testing, and object oriented design.

  • Experience developing on multiple target processors: (eg ARM, PowerPC, etc)

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

One or more of the following are desired:

  • Secret Clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree, or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or similar discipline is highly preferred

  • Experience with a real-time operating system such as RTLINUX, Green hills, or VxWorks

  • Experience with DDS or a similar messaging systems (middleware communications)

  • Experience with complex real-time sensor processing such as RF sensors for communications, or Radar sensors, or EO/IR sensors

  • Experience with software interfaces to high speed data buses

  • Experience with parallel processing architectures for real-time applications such as multi-processing, use of threads, use of tasking structures, etc.

  • DevSecOps experience with Git or Atlassian toolsets

  • Experience developing in Ada, C++, or Python

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 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+12 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.

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.

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.

Huntsville, Alabama

Creating the world’s most innovative aerospace products and services requires a diverse and inclusive global team. We value the leadership, integrity and critical skills that veterans cultivate through their military experience. In 2021, Military Friendly ranked Boeing as a Top 10 Employer.

We’re committed to ensuring that veterans and their families succeed in their next mission. We support more than 800 military and veteran organizations globally, and are proud to have formed a partnership with the Institute for Veterans & Military Families to establish Future Force, a program that helps veterans transition to civilian life.

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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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