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The Boeing Company Lead Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Space Warfighter Programs Team in the Virtual Warfare Center has a need for a creative and highly-motivated systems engineer who is interested in developing a virtual simulation environment and operating the environment in support of customer Advanced Training events.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The position involves the development of models and software simulation. The position requires an understanding of real-time simulation and an ability to perform programming tasks to represent particular customer-accepted models in an Operator-in-the-Loop (OITL) virtual simulation. The applicant will be required to work with a distributed team of software and systems engineers to execute the development of scenarios, integration, testing and run events. The candidate will be working with United States Government (USG) government customers, Boeing leadership and fellow engineers to translate high level customer requirements into specific work packages and detailed hardware and software requirements for operator-in-the-loop (OITL) simulations. The applicant will be required to lead small teams, build schedules, assign tasks, track tasks, develop simulation and experimentation test plans, execute the simulation, and work with a distributed team in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Further, mentoring of junior engineers on the team will be required.

  • Travel to other VWC sites will be necessary, up to 25%.

This position requires an active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

Special Program Access or other Government Access Requirements are mandatory for this position.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Minimum technical Bachelor's degree

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment

  • Knowledge of mission level analysis tools, such as STK, AFSIM or other simulation tools or computer programming, is required

  • MATLAB experience

  • Ability to work both independently without direct supervision, and also with a distributed team to develop end products

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are desired

  • Experience with spacecraft design, spacecraft operations, high-fidelity spacecraft simulations and space situational awareness is a plus

Typical Education / Experience:

Education/experience 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.


This position offers relocation based upon candidate eligibility. Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal employees.

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 .

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.

Colorado summary pay range: Min: $ 99,000 –Max: $ 165,000

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.