Associate Flight Safety Vehicle Engineer
Job DescriptionAt 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 Flight Safety Vehicle Engineer (Level 2) 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 Associate Flight Safety Vehicle Engineer will be a part of a high-performing team that are 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: Provide daily oversight of spacecraft safety of flight to include environmental and man-made threats.Perform, document, disseminate, and maintain vulnerability assessments.Facilitate cross-site technical issues.Support operations and/or customer requests for new missions.Coordinate implementation of Defense contractor factory recommendations.Coordinate special tests with internal and external experts.Support contingency command and control facilities.Provide daily threat briefings to management and customers.Support special Systems Engineering tests and transition related activities.Coordinate assessments with acquisition, operations, and intelligence teammates.Work Authorization:This position requires an active TS/SCI US Security Clearance with the ability to obtain 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.Are you able to 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):Experience or knowledge working directly with aerospace vehicles.Experience with systems engineering principles.Experience or knowledge of Spacecraft orbit.Prior military service or experience in national space programs.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 deconfliction 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 2 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (eg Master). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Relocation:This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense. 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.