El Segundo, California

Job Description

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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. Find your future with us.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), Space and Launch Division, is seeking an experienced Space Communications Systems Engineer (Level 3, 4, or 5) to join the Payload Systems Engineering team in El Segundo, CA.  Our team works with commercial, civil, MILSATCOM, and proprietary customers in the development of the next-generation technologies in space, focusing on RF and digital satellite communications systems. We are directly involved in all facets of engineering including payload architecture development, proposal generation, requirements definition and allocation, payload design, RF performance analysis, and verification planning and execution including test.

The position provides an opportunity to work with experienced, interdisciplinary teams to develop unique systems to meet challenging requirements on one of our many exciting programs.

The selected candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and delivering state-of-the-art communications payload systems for space-based applications. You will interact with customers, suppliers, program management, integration and test engineers, and senior technologists and you will either lead or be an experienced contributor for a highly motived team.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops, and verifies next generation RF and digital space communications systems

  • Develops payload architectures, generates proposals, and identifies and resolves trade studies

  • Generates, allocates, verifies, validates, and sells off system and payload level requirements

  • Performs RF and functional analyses and simulations

  • Prepares and executes system and payload-level design reviews

  • Develops, executes, and analyzes data for system and payload tests

  • Troubleshoots and resolves test anomalies

  • Performs system-level CONOPS development, functional analysis and decomposition

  • Coordinates across interdisciplinary teams and participates in the identification and resolution of cross-functional technical issues

  • Fosters strong customer relationships

  • Leads payload systems engineering efforts and/or a program's payload team

  • Mentors junior communication systems engineers

  • Supports the program in additional roles that evolve with the program life-cycle

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

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

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher; ten (10) or more years of directly related experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable.

  • 3+ years of experience with systems engineering

  • 3+ years of experience with RF systems analysis (such as gain-loss budgets, G/T and EIRP, passband performance, phase noise etc.)

  • 1+ years of experience within the aerospace, defense, or similar high-tech industry

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Level 4: 5+ years of work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

  • Level 5: 10+ years of work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

  • 3+ years of experience with communications system design, development, and/or verification

  • Experience leading technical teams or projects

  • Experience managing customer relationships

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Technical degree in electrical engineering (with communications systems emphasis)

  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink, C#, Python, and C++

  • Experience with digital/RF communications hardware and lab equipment

  • Experience with digital signal processing (DSP) and antenna theory

Typical Education/Experience:

Experienced (Level 3)

Bachelor's degree and typically 5 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 3 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with experience in an engineering classification. 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.

Lead (Level 4)

Bachelor's degree and typically 9 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 7 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 4 or more years' experience in an engineering classification. 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.

Senior (Level 5)

Bachelor's degree typically 14 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 12 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years' experience in an engineering classification. 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.

Relocation:

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.

Shift:

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 (Experienced, Level 3): $104,550 - $141,450

Summary Pay Range (Lead, Level 4): $128,350 – $173,650

Summary Pay Range (Senior, Level 5): $157,250 – $212,750


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, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

El Segundo, California

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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.