Experienced Space Systems Architect

Boeing   •  

El Segundo, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 13 days ago

This job is no longer available.

You will participate in all phases of the system development life cycle, including concept of operations (CONOPS) development, requirements development, analysis and decomposition, software and hardware system design, algorithm design, risk management, integration, test and documentation. The successful candidate will be leading system/sub-system level CONOPS development, multi-segment interface definition, architecture integration, functional decomposition, and system design activities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead system and sub-system level CONOPS development, requirements definition, multi-segment interface definition, architecture integration, functional analysis, and system design activities
  • Lead system level trade studies and briefings
  • Support system level integration and test planning and execution (including functional validation as well as formal requirements sell-off)
  • Mentor the program junior systems engineers and review their work for quality


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.

Space and Launch
Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.

This position requires an active Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).


Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within last 5 years is required



Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience) 

  • Experience in space systems design, architecture definition, and functional analysis
  • Experience in CONOPS development, trade studies, and requirements/interface definitions
  • Experience developing and executing project plans
  • Experience working on satellite and/or space systems
  • Leadership experience with a small team
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments
  • Self-starter that works independently to formulate and execute project plans, complete and track assigned tasks
  • Fluent in the use of Microsoft (MS) Office Tools and able to independently produce PowerPoint briefings, MS Project schedules, MS Word documents, and generate and manipulate Excel files

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience) 

  • Working knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering approaches, methods, and techniques
  • Experience with Model Based Engineering tools and languages such as Enterprise Architecture, CORE, MagicDraw, and UML/SysML 
  • Experience with large scale end-to-end satellite and space systems architecture development
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in either Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or Computer Engineering 



Typical Education & Experience:
Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 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.