Experienced Spacecraft Vehicle 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 Defense, Space and Security (BDS), Space and Launch Division, is seeking an Associate Spacecraft Vehicle Engineer (Level 3) to join our team in Springfield, VA. 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. Our team focuses on rapid prototyping to demonstrate a host of mission-focused technologies for a variety of customers. 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. Position Overview: The Experienced Spacecraft Vehicle Engineer will be a part of a high-performing team that is immersed in high intensity projects. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to serve as a focal point for ensuring spacecraft safety of flight and coordination between contractor and government operations teams. This role will support daily operations in the end to end technical management of a spacecraft mission and/or to support vulnerability assessments of a spacecraft mission. This position will provide on-site operational support and oversight, and implementation guidance for safe mission operations and special test activities. This role involves ensuring long-term activities are planned and coordinated across wide community of government and civilian spacecraft. Position Responsibilities: Providing daily oversight of vehicle subsystem functionality Resolving cross-functional technical issues Reviewing operational logs and addressing concerns Reviewing daily trend plots Reviewing limit checks across subsystems Supporting factory and customer requests for specific monitoring or activities Coordinating implementation of Boeing Factory Recommendations Coordinating technical issue resolutions with local and factory experts Conducting review(s) and closure(s) of discrepancy reports Providing support to a daily Site- Factory interface meeting Developing scripts and tools with Perl, Python, Matlab, Excel/VBA, etc Authoring and updating multiple types of documentation Maintaining knowledge of vehicle contingency procedures Maintaining current workarounds and memograms (operational directives) Maintaining/updating vehicle databases as required Supporting memogram development, providing oversight to anomaly resolution from the system perspective Supporting calibration activities as required Reviewing and reporting trend analysis Supporting deployments to contingency command and control facilities Providing weekly and monthly status of vehicle performance Providing vehicle payload specific briefings and written reports as required Supporting of special Systems Engineering tests and transition related activities Work Authorization: This position requires an active TS/SCI US Security Clearance with a CI Polygraph pre-start. (A US Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.). Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience): Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or aerospace. 4 years or more of experience in space systems. Ability successfully complete the Space Vehicle Certification program which requires a combination of self-study and on-the-job (OJT) training. Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience): Prior military service or experience in national space programs. Experience or knowledge in working directly with aerospace vehicles. Experience or knowledge of orbital mechanics and/or collision avoidance maneuver planning and satellite orbit operations analysis. Experience or knowledge of laser or optical engineering/analysis and/or nuclear effects and impacts to space assets. Experience with RF engineering and de-confliction analysis including RF interference, spectrum protection and mitigation planning. 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 (eg Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (eg PhD, Master + 3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. Relocation: This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. (Basic relocation is available for internal candidates, 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. 3ERP Referral 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.