Lead Ground Segment Systems Engineer
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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), Ground Development and Mission Operations Division,
is seeking a Lead Ground Segment Systems Engineer (Level 4) to join
our team located in Colorado Springs, CO. The successful candidate
will occasionally travel to other sites including Kent, WA and El
Segundo, CA. Our team creates the software tools and services for
the world s highest performing satellite/ground systems for United
States Government (USG) and Commercial customers. We work with
space customers in the development of the next-generation ground
systems for all types of space missions including communication,
precision timing and navigation, remote sensing, space control and
exploration.Position Overview:The Lead Ground Segment Systems
Engineer will be a part of a high-performing program team that is
engaged in a key USG proprietary space program. The position will
support Ground Segment Systems Integration, Verification, and
Validation, as well as define and coordinate system performance
requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure
compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
The position assists the Ground Segment Chief Engineer with ground
architecture design by engaging with other segments of the program,
such as Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT), Satellite
Segment, Launch Segment, Mission Segment, and Communications
Segment. The program is organized by Integrated Product Teams
working together to launch a rapidly developed and integrated new
satellite/ground system with resiliency, exceptional mission
performance, extensibility, scalability, and flexibility.The
program use Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) for requirements
definition and design. Satellite and Ground Segment requirements
and design is performed through SysML modeling, by creating Use
Cases, Context Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, etc. Boeing MBSE design
standards and processes assure traceability, complete end to end
system verification, day in the life system validation,
configuration management and change control. We develop and deliver
first time quality systems that are operable and maintainable. As a
Ground Segment Systems Engineer, you will be working with other
program Systems Engineers to develop common tools and create a
library of ground segment products.Position Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with the Ground Segment Chief Engineer to
implement MBSE SysML content in CAMEO software.
- Understand and work collaboratively with customer on their
needs, goals, expectations, and sensitivities.
- Flow down customer requirements to the System Spec and the
Ground Segment Spec.
- Assist the development of the program s Ground Segment CONOPS,
design and test plan using MBSE tools.
- Collaborate and support Ground interface definitions with the
Space Segment and SEIT program teams.
- Define verification, validation, certification and
qualification processes and procedures for ground architecture
elements such as ground antennas, operations centers, launch sites,
factory development and test sites, operations and support sites,
cyber boundaries, and external interfaces to mission partners for
tasking and dissemination.
- Perform various analyses to optimize total system of systems
and/or system architecture.
- Derive and allocate requirements (e.g., system, sub-system,
software) and show traceability throughout the product
- Assess and document test or analysis data to show
- Support definition of Interface Control Documents (ICD s),
including Space to Ground, Launch to Ground, External Mission
Partners, and Terrestrial Comm to Ground.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
- Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an
accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science,
mathematics, or physics.
- 5 years or more of experience designing, developing, testing or
operating ground/satellite systems (commercial or USG).
- 3 years working with USG satellite or ground customer
- 1 year using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).Preferred
Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
- Experience with some or all of standard satellite ground
functions such as command and control, mission planning, mission
data processing, orbit management, situational awareness,
automation, front end processors, ground antennas, crypto
equipment, and terrestrial communication network. 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 (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related
work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education
and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7
years' related work experience). 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.Travel:Ability to travel a 3-5 days/month to El Segundo,
CA, Kent, WA, or other sites is necessary.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. Referral 3ERPAt Boeing, we strive
to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and
retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package
include competitive base pay and variable compensation
opportunities.The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees
with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs,
generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts,
health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and
disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that
provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. The specific
programs and options available to any given employee may vary
depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date
of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.
Please note that the salary information shown below is a general
guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and
qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.
Colorado summary pay range: Min: $99,000 - Max: $177,000 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
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