Senior Systems Engineer

Boeing Huntsville , AL 35801

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Job ID 00000249067 Date posted 05/12/2021 Location Huntsville, Alabama Company

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, and Security (BDS) is seeking motivated, talented, and experienced System Engineers to join the Missile Weapons Systems (MWS) team in Huntsville, Alabama. There are multiple positions for a wide range of systems engineering roles available. You will be expected to guide the successful completion of aspects of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.

The MWS organization is dynamic and growing with a leadership team focused on attracting and developing top talent in support of critical missions for National Defense and Strategic Deterrence. Connected to our customers' missions, we deliver unique capability through our exceptional talent. The programs that we support in Huntsville, Alabama include Ground-based Midcourse Defense, precision-guided munitions, and Integrated Air & Missile Defense products (PAC-3, Avenger, ABMD); Missile Defense Agency National Team (Systems Engineering, C2BMC), and Strategic Deterrence Systems (which includes Minuteman ICBM support and guidance system repair). You will be expected to guide the successful completion of aspects of major programs and may function in a project/technical leadership role.

Systems Engineering, System Integration, Design Integration Position Responsibilities:
  • Perform analysis to optimize total system and/or system architecture to solve complex missile defense problems.

  • Apply interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to plan, design, develop and verify system solutions.

  • Define and coordinate system performance requirements and integrate technical parameters.

  • Define high level functional and performance requirements and verification methods, subsequent analysis, decomposition, and derivation of requirements, allocation of those lower-level requirements to physical and functional architectural elements, and tracking them through design, verification, integration, and operational validation

  • Develop verification and validation methods, processes, logic, and plans in support of program milestones.

  • Develop and document electronic and electrical system requirements

  • Analyze and translate requirements into system architecture, hardware and software designs and interface specifications

  • Test and validate to ensure system designs meet operational and functional requirements

  • Perform analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, survivability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance, product security (cyber security) and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.

Systems and Performance Analysis, Model & Sim, Algorithm Development Position Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate systems under various scenarios and architectures to determine and/or optimize overall system mission performance in a framework giving insight into performance

  • Develop and maintain analysis tools of varied fidelity including modeling and simulation tools to predict performance against evolving threats of current and future missile defense systems

  • Perform systems analyses of the existing system architecture in conjunction with new technologies and concepts for improvements to be considered for future architectures

  • Develop, refine and document key algorithm capabilities to support various DoD customers

  • Conducts analysis of multiple targets discrimination for survivability, vulnerability, and susceptibility into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.

Model Based Engineering / Systems Engineering Responsibilities May Include:

  • Development of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools, processes and architectures

  • Configuration, data and work flow management of program specific MBSE tools and processes

  • Establishment of protocol / process for integration of engineering tools with MBSE

Examples of current open positions:


  • Responsible for managing the internal/external interfaces of the GMD system, including overseeing the maintenance of the Interface Description Documents (IDD) to ensure compliance with the parent specification

  • Responsible for chairing the GMD Industry Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) and co-chairing the GMD Interface Control Working Group (GICWG)

  • Responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the GMD SI Interfaces Team tasking and for providing status/metrics to leadership


  • Technical Leadership of Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) seeker development program within a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Environment.Manage program risks and opportunities along with development of risk mitigation plans and opportunity capture plans. Implementation and maintenance of rigorous engineering process, tools, schedules and metrics

  • Physical and functional architecture development & analysis. Analyze technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and seeker interfaces at a circuit card level. Technical oversight of verification of requirements and Functional Configuration Audit planning and execution

This position requires an active 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):

  • Technical Bachelor's degree (A technical degree is defined as any four year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study).

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working both independently and in team environments

  • 3+ years of experience working in systems engineering

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience applying and teaching systems engineering processes and principles

  • Experience/domain knowledge of system architecture, requirements, interface definition, verification, and validation

  • Experience with complex systems development and integration

  • Experience modeling or simulating complex systems

  • Experience with implementation and maintenance of systems engineering tools, schedules and metrics (i.e. Earned value management, DOORs, CAMEO)

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering

  • Understanding of statistical analysis, distributions, and sampling

  • Demonstrated use and knowledge of SysML

  • Understanding of DoDAF, UAF

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+3 years', Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

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

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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