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Software Engineer


Seattle, Washington, Huntsville, Alabama, St Louis, Missouri

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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  • Analytical
  • Strategic
  • Problem-solver
  • Results-driven
  • Technologically-savvy
  • Logical

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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

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1900028668 Date posted 02/21/2019
Location Saint Louis Missouri United States
Other Locations
Seattle;Washington;United States~Huntsville;Alabama;United States~

Job Description

The Boeing Company is currently seeking a Software Engineer to join the Phantom Works Advanced Autonomous Systems Artificial Intelligence team located in St. Louis, MO, Seattle, WA, or Huntsville, AL.


The Boeing Phantom Works Advanced Autonomous Systems group is starting up a team that will take the lead in discovering, maturing, and validating the technologies necessary for positioning Boeing to be the leader in Aerospace Artificial Intelligence.  Partnering with both internal and external organizations, this team will provide the technical leadership to develop key enabling technologies, grow our AI portfolio, and execute live demonstrations in support of critical future defense autonomy franchises in Surveillance, Aerial Refueling, Collaborative Teaming and other missions.


The Software Engineering role in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced team developing the “software brains” of Boeing’s future advanced unmanned aerial vehicles.

Responsibilities may Include:
  • Design and development of Mission Systems or related Simulation or Ground Systems software
  • Use case development for software requirements
  • Software architecture trade studies and modifications to meet new requirements
  • Interface definition development
  • Unit and integration testing
  • Creation of software documentation
  • Participation in peer reviews
  • Support to system test

As a Software Engineer you will work with a team in a casual but professional environment where there is long-term potential for career growth into management or technical leadership positions.


The selected team member enjoys working collaboratively with others, has a commitment to customer satisfaction and process improvement, and is successful working in a multi-contract/multi-program environment. He/she will assist in the development of solutions to a wide range of complex problems that require ingenuity and innovation. He/she should be adaptable to new development environments and eager to work with and learn new technologies.


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.

Phantom Works

Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.


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

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • C++ or Java programming language
  • Linux or Windows development environments
  • Software Service Oriented Architectures
  • Excellent math, probability, & statistics skills

Desired Qualifications/Experience:

  • Desired experience includes usage of next gen software development tools such as JIRA, GIT and Jenkins
  • Agile software development processes or use case development
  • Significant experience in the following areas is highly desired:
    • Mission System Architecture
    • Programming in modeling and simulation environments
    • Guidance, Navigation and Control
    • Datalink software development
    • Data fusion and multi-sensor integration software

Typical Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with 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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