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Software Engineer - Entry Level


Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

Software Engineering at Boeing

With Boeing, your software innovations can touch commercial and military aircraft, rockets and spacecraft as well as advanced cyber solutions. This is where you can build the future.

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  • Results-driven
  • Technologically-savvy
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Working on a complex system in a lab environment is challenging and exciting, but the real reward came when I got to test our system with defense customers. I was able to interface directly with the men and women who would be depending on our products and hear their feedback firsthand.

Steve Jacobsen
Digital Signal Processing Engineer,
Software Engineer


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Software Engineer - Entry Level

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1900010010 Date posted 02/20/2019
Location Kirtland AFB New Mexico United States
Job Description

Boeing Defense, Space & Security is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible entry level software engineer to support the development of engineering and operational systems at the Starfire Optical Range (SOR), a ground telescope site on Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), New Mexico.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop, document and maintain requirements, algorithms, interfaces, designs, and code for embedded software systems.
  • Develop software code in accordance with development standards.
  • Develop software verification plans, test procedures and test environments, executing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software system requirements are met.
  • Integrate and compile software components into builds and test in the target environment.


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.


Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Experience programming in C/C++ or some other high order language
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Ability to build, integrate and troubleshoot software components.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, technologies and software
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or related engineering field
  • Broad knowledge of host environments, including processors, operating systems and networks.
  • Experience with high order and assembly level languages
  • Experience developing GUI applications or components
  • Ability to integrate separate software components into a single system.
  • Experience with source code control and bug tracking systems (e.g. Perforce, SVN, TRAC).
  • Ability to write test procedures and document test results to ensure software system requirements are met

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.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor

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Yes, 10 % of the Time

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