Sr. Software Engineer

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 Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) Mission Systems & Autonomy (MS&A) software capability is seeking a Senior Software Systems Requirements Engineer in El Segundo California, Huntington Beach, California, Annapolis Junction Maryland, or Fairfax, Virginia.

The position will involve creating software for world class, next generation disruptive systems and technologies. The selected candidate will work with the Disruptive Computing & Networks (DC&N) product team focused on the concept, requirements, architecture, design and development of a future system. We are looking for people who like to try new things and aren’t afraid of a challenge!

As part of Boeing’s software capability, our engineers use their expertise to dream up next-generation software capabilities for amazing aerospace, satellite, and autonomous platforms. You will collaborate with other world-class scientists, researchers, and engineers innovating on a range of technologies including: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML), Advanced Training & Simulation, Production Analytics, Autonomy, Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensing, Cybersecurity, Disruptive Computing & Networks, and High-Fidelity Digital Twin & Virtualization, and much more.

Our software products help solve Boeing’s most challenging problems across Commercial Airplanes, Defense Space & Security, and Global Services businesses. Projects can range from new cyber security solutions for the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner to innovative aircraft, creating virtual avionics development test environments across several commercial, defense, satellite, and space platforms, satellite payload technologies, and autonomy. 

Boeing is committed to your development. You will have the opportunity to be trained and equipped with the software technology and tools to be successful. You will be encouraged and resourced to pursue your passions, explore different technology domains, and advance your career.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Here, you’ll work alongside more than 170,000 exceptional people focused on bringing great products and services to market. Located in more than 70 countries, Boeing is comprised of one of the most diverse, talented, and innovative workforces you will find anywhere. More than 140,000 of our people hold degrees from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Their expertise and knowledge represent virtually every business and technical field. By building a career at Boeing, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your skills, create relationships around the world and help shape the future of aerospace.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and support program segment teams to perform functional analysis and decomposition based on customer mission requirements

  • Author Software Requirement Specification for Software Item(s) to include functional requirements, external HW/SW interface definitions, and system constraints

  • Derive, decompose, and define software requirement through SysML modeling by creating Use Cases, Context Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, and Sequence Diagrams

  • Collaborate with Chief Software Architect to ensure that the model aligns with the architecture principles, attributes, and patterns

  • Responsible for capturing and maintaining software requirements and traceability in DOORS

  • Define and maintain Technical Performance Measurement (TPM) by collecting data and performing resource and timing budget analysis

  • Support definition of program CONOPS, and Interface Control Documents

  • Engage with software development teams to ensure the understanding of requirement and system design captured in the model

  • Main interface between software development teams and programs segment teams

  • Applying MBSE tools and techniques to capture system functions, services, interfaces, requirements, and concepts of operation to support system design

  • Understanding the product technical specifics sufficiently & interfacing with subject matter experts, designers, developers, and project stakeholders to define and clarify requirements.

  • Understanding the product architecture as well as the requirements hierarchy to insure proper requirements decomposition and linkages

  • Manage requirements changes, traceability, and work products including software requirements specifications and interface control documents across the product lifecycle

  • Communicates with domain experts, outside customers, users, and management throughout the software development lifecycle

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 an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Ability to obtain an active U.S. Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required) and ability to complete a CI (Counter Intelligence) polygraph after employment start

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other technical degree

  • 9+ years of experience of performing up-front software system engineering tasks for a real time or non-real-time system using tools like Cameo and DOORS

  • Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, in order to develop optimized requirements

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the software engineering lifecycles and application of relevant methodologies and toolsets, including requirements development and management, software architecture, and integration & test

  • Writing & verbal skills, to communicate information effectively to the teams customers and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 10+ years of experience designing and developing software for a real time or non-real-time system

  • Experience with Agile Scrum/SAFe practices or Agile Scrum Master Certification

  • Experience with other MBSE modeling tools

  • Experience in a rapid paced, time sensitive, high-quality environment

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly Security Clearance

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+4 years’ related work experience, Master+7 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. Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: 130,900 – 177,100

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.

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