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The Boeing Company Mid-Level Spacecraft Command and Control Specialized Software Engineer in Mesa, Arizona

Job Description

At 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 Space & Launch Division's Satellite Operations & Ground Systems (SOGS) organization is seeking a Mid-Level Spacecraft Command and Control Specialized Software Engineer to be innovators and leaders in the development of our nation’s next generation of satellite and space flight ground systems. This position is located in Mesa, AZ or Leesburg, VA.

We seek skilled and motivated software developers who want to take their skills to the next level through hands-on development on a diverse multi-disciplined team of engineers, operating in an agile environment, combining usage of legacy and modern tools and methodologies for multiple long-term satellite ground system projects.

The SOGS Team offers up a collaborative casual, but professional mentoring environment with long-term potential for career growth into technical and management positions.

Position Responsibilities: As a team member, you will be actively performing and growing the following skills:

  • Developing, documenting and maintaining architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems.

  • Developing and maintaining code and integrating software components into a fully functional software system.

  • Developing software verification plans, test procedures and test environments, executing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software system requirements are met.

  • Performing software project management and software supplier management functions.

  • Developing, selecting, tailoring and deploying software processes, tools and metrics.

  • Executes and documents software research and development projects.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert for the spacecraft command and control software domain, related industry standards, system-specific issues, processes and regulations.

  • Tracks and evaluates software team and supplier performance to ensure product and process conformance to project plans and industry standards.

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic (Required) Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ software development experience using C, C++, Java, Shell, Perl, Tcl/Tk and/or Python.

  • 5+ years’ experience working with Linux and Unix environments

  • 5+ years’ experience working within a development environment using Agile methodologies.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications

Although the following skills are not required, it is highly desirable for the candidate to have some level of experience in the following skills:

  • Familiar with reading, writing, and integrating XML formatted data described by XSD, while utilizing XML DOM, JAXB, XPath, and XInclude.

  • Familiar with primitive data type machine representations in binary, hexadecimal, IEEE754 encoding, twos complement encoding, sign magnitude encoding, digital/analog conversion, and endianness.

  • Familiar with at least 1 COTS Spacecraft Command & Control Product, such as OS/Comet, InControl, Neptune, COSMOS, YAMCS, Hummingbird, HiFly, or others.

  • Experience using team collaboration tools including Git, JIRA Agile, and Confluence

  • Experience automating software builds, unit tests, integration tests, deployment, and installations using a DevOps tool chain (Jenkins, Nexus, Artifactory, etc)

  • Experience using SonarQube and/or Coverity to instrument, trend and manage code quality

  • Experience developing containerized microservices deployed into a cloud based orchestration framework such as AWS, Docker Swarm, or OpenShift.

  • Experience working with 1 or more Space Domain Standards, such as XTCE, CCSDS, IRIG, TDM, and/or GEMS.

Preferred (Desired) C/C++ Developer Qualifications

  • Experience using C++ Standard Library and Boost Extensions with the GNU Compiler.

  • Experience using a Graphical Interface Development Library for C++ (e.g. Gnome, Xlib, Qt, et al.)

  • Knowledge of modern security facilities (e.g. SSH, SSL/TLS, Public/Private and AES Encryption, et al.)

  • Ability to understand user interactions and develops a user experience that accomplishes the desired user interactions.

Preferred (Desired) Java Developer Qualifications

  • Experience in software development using Java 8+ Experience building REST based services and/or applications that communicate with REST services

  • Experience using Maven for build and dependency management for Java applications

  • Experience building unit tests using Junit with a high level of code coverage

  • Experience using MongoDB and PostgreSQL database engines for data persistence

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 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


This position does not offer relocation.

Referral Bonus:

Referral to this job is eligible for bonus

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.

Additional Information:

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply as soon as possible for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date .

3ERP Eligible

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.