Computer Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer Lead Demo System-BOEING

Job Description

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Within BR&T’s Mission System Technologies (MST) organization, Boeing’s Advanced Computing Technology (ACT) team performs innovation, development and maturation of Advanced Computing and it’s associated subordinate technologies. This team is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer Lead – (Demo System) to be based out of El Segundo, California.


Job Description:

  • This position will lead the Systems Engineering efforts from system conceptual design, requirements development, architecture definition, design definition of various demonstrations to establish technology readiness and identify long lead development needs in support of a near term demonstration system

  • Work on world class, next generation disruptive technologies across the enterprise and at business partners and teammate facilities to develop, document, analyze, and test operational, functional, and environmental requirements of non-recurring development research systems

  • Leverage advanced Model Based Systems Engineering methods and tools to perform complex analysis and trade studies to evaluate Key Performance Parameters from technology requirements definition, design and manufacturing process definition to product development phase, supporting the technology all the way from concept definition to technology demonstration

  • Provide high impact, creative and innovative solutions to complex technical problems

  • Work both independently and as part of a dynamic team environment alongside world-class research scientists and engineers

  • Provide critical support and independent review of the work of teammates


Position Responsibilities:

  • Support and lead systems engineering efforts in maturing technologies under development and defining requirements and capabilities in an agile model based engineering environment

  • Partner with researchers and technology experts in understanding technology development current state and future goals in order to inform test, verification and validation efforts

  • Identify, coordinate and communicate requirements, functional threads and interfaces for incorporation into system architecture, modeling environment and system physical design.

  • Oversee development of Systems Electronics/Device Modeling and integration with larger system(s). Integrate technologies under development with larger system concept of operations and determine impacts to interfaces, integration techniques, manufacturability and integrated system testing

  • Identify, innovate and oversee development and maintenance of new tools and processes to support this work scope

  • Execute analysis and performance budget planning and roll-up from individual contributors and subject matter experts. Develop new innovative techniques to validate analytical models and performance budgets in addition to definition of experiments and test methodologies

  • Support and lead customer engagement for technologies under research & development

  • Define functional architecture and modeling needs and coordinate efforts with functional architecture and modeling/simulation teams to meet end item deliverable test, verification & validation dates

  • Support modeling and analysis formal reviews and lab demonstrations

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

This position requires a current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (U.S. Citizenship required) or requires candidate agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program.

Basic Qualification (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

  • 5+ years of experience in system design, functional decomposition, requirements development, analysis, verification and validation

  • Experience in new technology or product/capability development

  • Effectively communicate with technical and non-technical personnel at all organization levels including suppliers and customers

  • Experience in a Lead Engineer role responsible for ensuring system and product integration across multiple disciplines

  • Demonstrated leadership for driving risk and issue mitigation and resolution


Preferred Qualification (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience in a Lead Engineer role responsible for ensuring system and product integration across multiple disciplines

  • Demonstrated leadership for driving issue resolution and mitigating technical risk

  • Experience in working in an agile model based system engineering environment

  • Education/experience in 1 or more of the following: Cameo, DOORS, SysML, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

  • Adjudicated Counter Intelligence scope polygraph completed within the last 5 years

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


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: $157,000 – $212,000



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.

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.

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