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Aerodynamics Stability and Control Engineer (Senior or Lead)

Berkeley, Missouri; Huntington Beach, California Job ID 00000390552 Category Security Clearance Post Date Nov. 14, 2023
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Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is hiring an Aerodynamics Stability and Control Engineer Team Lead to join the Flight Systems Engineering Capability team in the St. Louis, MO region or Huntington Beach, CA.

This role will support new product design, development, and integration projects in the areas of Fighter Aircraft, Unmanned Aircraft, and Missiles/Weapons Systems.

Flight engineers are essential to the development, safety and success of our products and solutions. Each day, they go above and beyond to meet our customers’ overall mission requirements—from initial vehicle concept definition through design, test, validation and in-service support. Your expertise in areas such as Aerodynamics; Propulsion; Guidance, Navigation & Control; and Loads & Dynamics will drive the future of aerospace.

Would you be interested in working on an aircraft carrier to support the unmanned aerial-refueling MQ-25 vehicle?  Or flight testing of prototype and production manned and unmanned vehicles?  How about creating and running state-of-the-art vehicle simulations of the T-7 Redhawk and supporting flight and ground tests to verify predicted vehicle performance?  Or working on teams developing the next generation of tactical aircraft?  This is just a small sample of the exciting things our engineers do supporting our government customers and the people of the U.S. military.

The Flight Systems Engineering Capability is an exciting organization in Boeing Defense, Space & Security responsible for performing Flight Engineering across a large portfolio of products and development programs. Product areas within the Flight Systems Capability in the Huntington Beach, CA and St. Louis region include Fighter Aircraft, Unmanned Aircraft, and Missiles/Weapons Systems. The set of specialized capabilities and skills maintained by our teammates are the foundation of what defines the majority of our Boeing products; things that FLY!  The St. Louis region is continuing to grow, and Flight Engineering is looking for motivated, talented engineers to join the Boeing team on the exciting programs located in this region. Selected candidates will work a wide range of programs that will require design, analysis and testing in Flight disciplines to meet our customers' requirements. 

Join our team and become a Flight Engineer with unmatched opportunity and potential; you’ll be supported to develop and maintain specialized skills that may be applied across multiple product domains.  You’ll benefit from exposure to a variety of unique and challenging projects, and collaborate closely with other engineering disciplines and industry experts.  Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company.  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.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Leads and motivates employees performing engineering and technical activities in the area of Aero Stability and Control

  • Uses program tools and best practices to predict flight characteristics, analyze flight test data, assess aero database fidelity, and develop correlations for flight-based aero model updates.

  • Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, and peers

  • Plans, conducts, coordinates and/or develops test requirements and evaluates test results to ensure compliance with requirements.

  • Develops Boeing responses to proposed regulations that impact cost, performance, producibility, maintainability and safety.

  • Tracks and updates tasking progress on a weekly basis.

  • Trains and coaches others

This position is expected to be 100% onsite.  The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

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. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering related role

  • 3+ years of experience with Aerodynamics Stability & Control

  • Experience conducting flight or wind tunnel testing

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 10 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Knowledge of aerodynamic design and analysis principles, processes, and methods for flight vehicles and their components

  • Experience with aero database development

  • Experience with 6 degree-of-freedom simulation prediction tools

  • Experience with aerodynamic configuration characteristics assessment

  • Experience with root-cause analysis and development of corrective actions

  • Listens effectively; demonstrates understanding; clarifies meaning for others; speaks and writes with clarity and precision; able to communicate with a diverse audience

  • Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently

  • Experience in team building and motivating and engaging team members

  • Skilled in guiding and influencing employees to meet schedules or resolve problems

Typical Education/Experience:

Senior (Level 4):

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.

Lead (Level 5):

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 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation 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.

At 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.

Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.  

Summary pay range:

Senior: 113,900 – 164,450

Lead: 138,550 – 200,100

Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

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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