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Systems Engineering Engineer

Chantilly, Virginia

Systems Engineering at Boeing

Here, systems engineering means integrating performance, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability and human systems into all of our products and solutions. In other words, you’ll build the future of Boeing.

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What does it take?

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Success Profile

  • Analytical
  • Strategic
  • Problem-solver
  • Leadership
  • Technologically savvy
  • Conceptual


At Boeing, we work in space. We work in air traffic management. We build airplanes. It’s really rewarding to see work that we do in a lab develop into an amazing product. That’s a daily occurrence.

Suzanne Hawkins, Systems Engineer


  • Bonus!

    Most employees are eligible for an annual incentive award.

  • Skill Up

    Unlimited access to online lessons, certification courses and degree-seeking programs.

  • Parental Leave

    12 weeks paid parental leave.

  • Mega Match

    Our 401(k) plan features generous matching and company contributions (up to 11 percent!).

  • Back to School

    Generous funding for hundreds of accredited colleges and universities (up to $25,000 per year for many programs; up to 100% for eligible STEM-studies).

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Systems Engineering Engineer

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1900017231 Date posted 02/07/2019
Location Chantilly Virginia United States
Job Description

Boeing is seeking Systems Engineering Engineers to support multiple programs in the Chantilly, VA area.  This unique role requires an understanding of engineering processes and the ability to communicate engineering requirements into a contractually sound technical baseline. The individual must be enthusiastic and hands on in their approach and possess excellent organizational, leadership and written and verbal communication skills. The individual must be able to work in a team environment and collaborate with several types of engineering disciplines to execute tasks on-quality and on-time.  Multiple positions (4) are to be filled with this requisition and include the following:

1.     General Systems Engineering Position (Day job with on-call and infrequent shift work)

2.     Analytical and Product Quality Systems Engineering Position (Day job with infrequent shift work, on-call, and off-nominal hours)

3.     Infrastructure Systems Engineer Position (Day job with on-call and infrequent shift work)

4.     System Operator Systems Engineer Position (Rotating shift schedule)


Responsibilities include:

·       Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to assist with analyses, design, development, and verification of a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions;

·       Assists with analyses to evaluate customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters, and assure compatibility of all physical, functional, and program interfaces;

·       Assists with various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture;

·       Assists with analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance, and other specialties qualities factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.


General Job Duties:

·       Ability to certify and cross train in other program areas as required;

·       Required to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;

·       Self-starter that works independently to complete and track assigned tasks under the guidance of a mentor;

·       Expected to work with their mentor and after a six-month period, work assigned projects nearly independently with periodic guidance from their mentor;

·       Expected to communicate with their mentor/lead on project/task status and progress;

·       Expected to understand basic analytical data analysis and management to facilitate customer access and use;

·       Expected to perform engineering and operational functions supporting customer needs utilizing customized software suites;

·       Required to obtain system operations certification via knowledge-based learning and on-the-job training facilitated by an assigned mentor


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
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.


Typical Education/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.


Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

·       Offer is contingent upon program access and ability to obtain final clearance (Pre-Start) U.S. Citizenship required.

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

·       Fluent in the basic use of Microsoft (MS) Office Tools (1 or more years’ experience);

·       Familiarity with basic systems engineering principles used to solve engineering problems and also an understanding of standard problem-solution methodologies and tools (Fishbone, 5-Why, etc.);

·       Familiarity with system engineering applications for data management and data processing to include product generation, metrics analysis, archive, and retrieval;

·       Familiarity with a broad range of systems engineering disciplines and a willingness to apply those skills in a fast-paced learning environment;

·       Willing to perform some call-in responsibilities during off hours and perform weekend work to include a 24/7 rotating shift on a frequency of 1 week per quarter.


Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

·       Some knowledge of Web-based tools such as SharePoint ;

·       Some understanding of the Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) process or other engineering problem resolution/solution process;

·       Familiarity with image products to include the ability to investigate product issues and provide a summary of any sources of error found throughout the processing chain;

·       Understanding and/or exposure to scientific methods and quantitative analysis for processing remote sensing data products to include signal processing methodologies.

·       Familiarity with a wide range of remote sensing data and products to include the ability to use applicable data algorithms

·       Current DoD or other clearance at Top Secret level or higher


Experience Level
Entry Level

Job Type

Yes, 10 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award


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