Systems Engineer 6 - Weapon System Command & Control ( WSC2 ) Architect

15+ years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Huntsville, AL
15+ years experience
Aerospace / Defense
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Job Description

  • Are you interested in working for the company that developed the first Minuteman missile that has protected our nation through strategic deterrence since 1958? Boeing’s innovations in design, sustainment, maintenance and modernization have ensured the safety, security, and effectiveness of the Minuteman system.
  • The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program is the Minuteman III replacement system led by the United States Air Force. Our team is supporting the USAF’s nuclear deterrence mission to replace the entire weapon system and refurbish the existing ground systems infrastructure. The program will be starting under a three year Technical Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) contract that will mature our design through PDR.
  • GBSD is part of the Strategic Deterrence Systems division that is composed of the lifecycle programs supporting the Minuteman system. Our division includes the Boeing Guidance Repair Center that manages the sustainment and refurbishment of the guidance system, the Minuteman Programs comprised of contracts for incremental upgrades and sustainment, and GBSD the Minuteman III replacement system. Our vast portfolio provides candidates with the opportunity to grow and develop a wide range of expertise throughout their career.

Job Description: 

  • The WSC2 architect will synthesize the next generation architecture for ICBM Command and Control (C2) in collaboration with the USAF, associate ICBM contractors, government SETAs, and other external agencies. 
  • The WSC2 architect is expected to execute the government’s GBSD statement of work to develop a low cost, low risk, mature solution that is compliant with the Weapon System Specification (WSS) requirements and aligned with the government’s vision as articulated in the solicitation and Government Provided Architectural Elements (GPAE). 
  • The WSC2 architect will interact with the customer and their representatives to communicate the WSC2 architecture and approach and be receptive to their feedback. 
  • The WSC2 architect will lead a diverse team of multiple technical disciplines to structure and lead top level analyses and trades.


  • Work with Customer, Program Manager, Chief Engineer and Systems Engineering lead to architect the next generation Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Weapon Systems Command and Control (WSC2).
  • Work with systems leads to develop the WSC2 architecture definition, structure, and technical performance measures
  • Provide leadership and direction on the development of the WSC2 system, subsystem performance budgets and allocations
  • Organizes and helps conduct critical trades, including affordability, for the development, production and sustainment of the WSC2 architecture
  • Leads WSC2 requirements, verification and validation activities
  • Communicates the output of critical trade studies, and design decisions.  With the MBSE system, develops and presents the SRR, CCTIM, PDR and CDR for the WSC2 System
  • Develops and manages the program risk for the WSC2 system

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 Missile Systems
Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • This position requires an active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)
  • MSDegree in Engineering, Math and/or Physics
  • Expertise with command or leadership of teams
  • Expertise in Command and Control systems development
  • Experience with complex, large scale weapons systems
  • 15years of experience developing complex systems architecture

Assets (Preferred):

  • PhD in Engineering, Math and/or Physics (preferredqualification)
  • Recent experience in working with the DOD, preferably with the Air Force regarding the implementation of weapons system architecture for a complex system
  • Recent experience in working with the DOD, preferably with the Air Force on operational command and control and related development activities
  • Experience with all aspects of command and control architectures including networks and communication, particularly in a cyber-secure environment
  • Experience with architecting a C2 system with nuclear surety provisions would be beneficial
  • Experience with system architecture development, topology and structure.  Must have demonstrated ability to lead and conduct system trade studies and assessments.
  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering is beneficial as this is a key element of the program. Working knowledge of SysML/UML is important.
  • Experience leading teams of diverse skill sets to integrate major subsystems into system design.  This will include shaping and articulating the architecture vision and collaborating with customers and key stakeholders in molding the vision.
  • Experience as a technical leader with authority to approve and implement changes to the technical design baseline


Typical Education/Experience:
Level 6:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 20 or more years' experience, Master's with 18 or more years' experience or PhD with 15 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.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor

Job ID 1700013980

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