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Associate Mission Systems Engineer (Experimental Space Programs)

Argon ST, Inc. • Seal Beach, CA
First Shift
4 days ago
Associate Mission Systems Engineer (Experimental Space Programs)


The Boeing Company

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USA - Seal Beach, CA

Job Description Qualifications:

Boeing Defense Space & Security has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Mission Systems Engineer (Level 2) to join our Experimental Systems Group (ESG) located in Seal Beach, CA to support development of new first-of-kind space vehicles and missions. ESG supports a variety of government customers spanning technology domains, and is an extremely fast-paced, responsive development environment delivering new capabilities to customers rapidly and affordably. The ESG portfolio consists of a range of platforms and technologies including the X-37B, the world’s first fully autonomous reusable spaceplane, which recently launched on its sixth and most ambitious flight yet.

As a member of our Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) Mission Design team, you will join a diverse team of system architects, Concept of Operations (ConOps) developers, mission modeling and simulation specialists, fault and autonomy designers, and recommended operating procedure (ROP) authors. You will be expected to work in one or more of these disciplines, leading coordination across all internal and external stakeholders to drive your assigned programs’ development from early capabilities studies through demonstration. You will serve as a core point of contact for customers and will work directly with subject matter experts across the business to quickly iterate and converge on achievable solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our development timelines are aggressive and you will be asked to develop solutions to previously unsolved problems.

In this role, you will work in multidisciplinary teams to bring concept of operations to fruition in support of our customers’ mission objectives. You will work both as an individual contributor and as a team lead. You will need to be able to dive into broad, minimally-defined design spaces and effectively lead integrated efforts.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support technology integration for and development of first-of-kind space vehicles and missions
  • Develop and present review packages to internal and external senior leadership
  • Work proactively and independently in a fast-paced, demanding atmosphere
  • [Architecture & ConOps] Develop system ConOps from early capabilities studies through demonstration
  • [Architecture & ConOps] Develop inter-segment architectures for new systems and capabilities
  • [Fault & Autonomy] Ensure system design is aligned with customer risk tolerance in the presence of anomalies
  • [Fault & Autonomy] Analyze failure modes and design onboard autonomy to detect, isolate, and recover from fault scenarios
  • [Mission Analysis] Develop physics-based mission simulations to inform system trade studies and verify system performance
  • [Mission Analysis] Develop mission flight plans/concepts exploring new and novel astrodynamics approaches
  • [ROPs] Develop and maintain spacecraft recommended operating procedures

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

Work Authorization:

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 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

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Master’s degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
  • Systems engineering experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and external customers
  • Experience in spacecraft, launch vehicles, or highly autonomous unmanned systems

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 2 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. Master). 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.

Shift Work Statement:

This position is for 1st shift

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.


Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

Export Control Requirement:

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

Experience Level:

Individual Contributor - 2

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6E3DI2 (637)

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