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The Boeing Space & Launch team is seeking a Communications and Networks System Engineer (Level 3, 4 or 5) for development projects in in El Segundo, CA or Seal Beach, CA. The Space and Launch Team creates the next generation products and services for the BDS business unit. We work with proprietary customers in the development of the next-generation technologies in space. This position focuses on system analysis involving production of communications capacity and availability analysis results, as well as the design of constellations to support proprietary missions.
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. 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 operations.
The candidate will function as a Communication Systems Performance Analyst either assigned as a technical leader in business development or on an active program. This job is a broad customer-oriented position that entails building, executing, and/or presenting system level analysis for communication systems. The work is often requirements focused and is critical at all stages of program development and execution (i.e. from new business until operations support). Analysis may be general and scheduled (e.g. link analysis, or capacity analysis using existing tools and processes to support design reviews or other program milestones) or it may be to support special needs of individual programs requiring problem definition, problem solving, and (critically) coordination within the system engineering team to establish and justify the best process to model and analyze the situation.
Interfacing with other system engineers to define and update measures of effectiveness to support system level trades
Maintaining system level budgets that perform allocation of system requirements and characterize sensitivity to changes in system performance across subsystems
User and/or developing software tools to enable scheduling of tasks and apportionment of resources at a constellation level for proliferated systems of satellites
Using and/or developing software tools to enable characterization of system performance through analysis of capacity or availability
Employing a system level mindset in understanding requirements and performance, enabling the creation of models that are of sufficient complexity for the situation
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, Master’s or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
3+ years of systems engineering experience involving system requirements, functional decomposition and allocation, integrated design, analysis, and verification
3+ years of experience with digital communications systems design and analysis (including link analysis, and familiarity with modulation and coding)
3+ years of experience in customer requirements development, system requirements, and CONOPs development
3+ years of experience with at least one high level software development language (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C++)
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
Level 4: 3 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Level 5: 5 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience simulating satellite digital communications systems link effects (weather, nonlinear amplifiers, interference from spectral reuse, modeling performance of phased array antennas, etc.)
Experience with MATLAB or Python, and C++ or Java
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)
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. Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible 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 .
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.
Communications & Networks Systems Engineer – (Experienced, Lead, or Senior)