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Senior Satellite Narrowband Payload Systems Engineer

Los Angeles (Downtown), California, United States

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Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (BDS), Space and Launch Division, is seeking a Senior Satellite Narrowband Payload Systems Engineer to support our team in El Segundo, CA. 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 Senior Satellite Narrowband Payload Systems Engineer will lead a high-performing team that are immersed in high intensity, and complex state-of-the-art systems, for space-based applications. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to design, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art payloads for space-based applications for civil, Milsatcom, and/or national security programs. This role will lead a highly-motivated team that works with customers on their latest satellite systems. Project assignments typically span over the completion of the program life cycle, from internal trades, concept studies and system definition, to satellite development, launch, and on-orbit operations and test.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define and develop satellite systems and payload architectures.

  • Lead trade studies for advanced technology designs.

  • Define and verify space payload system requirements and interfaces.

  • Lead system-level CONOPS development, functional analysis and decomposition.

  • Lead payload integration and validation.

  • Perform analyses and simulations for space payload systems.

  • Perform hardware engineering support, design reviews, and unit sell-off.

  • Lead system verification preparation, execution, troubleshooting, and sell-off.

  • Mentor the program junior systems engineers and review their work for quality.

Work Authorization:

This position requires an active/current U.S. Security Clearance with a Tier 5 Investigation (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) that has been successfully completed by the federal government within the last 5 years or in a Continuous Evaluation/Continuous Vetting program for the T5/SSBI . (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

  • 10+ years of experience with digital payload design, analysis, development, verification.

  • 5+ years of experience working on Milsatcom narrowband payload systems.

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering leadership.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with technology development and project management.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Typical Education / Experience:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's 14 or more years' experience, Master's with 12 or more years' experience or PhD with 9 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET 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.

Eligible for 3ERP

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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