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The Boeing Company Astrodynamics Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer (Associate, Mid-level, or Lead) in Seal Beach, California

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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.

Boeing Defense Space & Security is seeking an Associate, Mid-level, or Lead Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Engineer to join our Experimental Systems Group (ESG) located in Seal Beach, CA . ESG supports a variety of government customers spanning technology domains, and is an extremely fast-paced, responsive development environment specializing in delivering new capabilities to customers rapidly and affordably. The ESG portfolio consists of a range of platforms and technologies including the X-37B, the world’s first fully autonomous reusable spaceplane, which recently launched on its sixth and most ambitious flight yet.

As a member of our GN&C team, you will join a highly experienced and mission-focused team of engineers with specialties including hypersonic re-entry, spacecraft and aircraft GN&C, as well as new concepts in mission planning, precision maneuver and spacecraft autonomy. We work closely with Business Development teams and our customers. We rapidly prototype new concepts then deploy and iterate our designs and systems. As an engineer working in this area you will typically be engaged across multiple projects and involved in simulation development, system analysis, GN&C requirements and software development, integration, operational concept development, and flight test in both atmospheric and space environments. Our development timelines are aggressive and you will be asked to develop solutions to previously unsolved problems.

An ideal candidate has a strong technical background in astrodynamics and/or aerodynamics, space environment and spacecraft operational knowledge, solid fundamentals in linear algebra, experience with simulation and mathematical modeling, is comfortable with MATLAB and Simulink, and has experience with C/C++ or is generally proficient in programming languages. You will need to be able to work effectively in broad, minimally-defined design spaces.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support technology integration for and development of first-of-kind vehicles and missions

  • Develop and maintain 6-DOF spacecraft dynamics sim and associated analysis tools

  • Implement, test, and verify the performance of spacecraft GN&C flight software

  • Apply astrodynamics knowledge to support the design of missions using novel and experimental orbits

  • Support the development of powered and unpowered guidance laws and tools

  • Support troubleshooting of routine operational anomalies, functional tests and service incidents

  • Create concepts of operations, tools, and flight software for autonomous spacecraft operations

  • Support the development of missions in new business areas

  • Be a self-starter that independently identifies and diagnoses problems and inefficiencies and creates fixes and tools that addresses them

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

Work Authorization:

This position requires a current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (U.S. Citizenship required) or requires candidate agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 3+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience with Astrodynamics

  • 1+ years of experience using MATLAB or Simulink

  • Experience with in spacecraft dynamics and orbit analysis.

  • Experience operating in aerospace environments.

  • Experience working with classical and modern control theory/design/analysis

  • Experience with aerodynamics.

  • Experience working with navigation controls (Kalman filters, GPS/INS, state determination, attitude estimation).

Typical Education/Experience:

Associate (Level 2):

Bachelor's degree and typically 2 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with experience in an engineering classification. 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.

Mid-Level (Level 3):

Bachelor's degree and typically 5 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 3 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with experience in an engineering classification. 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.

Lead (Level 4):

Bachelor's degree and typically 9 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 7 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 4 or more years' experience in an engineering classification. 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.

Relocation:

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal candidates.

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 .

Shift Work Statement:

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.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range for associate level: 88,400 – 119,600

Summary pay range for mid-level: 108,800 – 147,200

Summary pay range for lead level: 135,150 – 182,850

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.

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.

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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