The Boeing Company Sr. Systems Engineer - Systems Architecture (6) in Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • The National Team provides systems engineering solutions to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the development and evolution of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

  • The BMDS is an integrated, layered architecture that provides multiple opportunities to destroy missiles and their warheads before they can reach their targets.

  • The National Team performs systems analyses of the existing BMDS architecture in conjunction with new technologies and concepts to be considered for future BMDS architectures.

  • The National Team performs analyses using various fidelity models and simulations to predict performance of current and future sensors, weapons, countermeasures, and counter-countermeasures.

  • In addition, we evaluate various scenarios and architectures to optimize overall system performance in a framework giving insight into performance improvements that may be employed by MDA.

  • The National Team works closely with the MDA, FFRDCs, along with various contractors and suppliers to bring about conceptual improvements, models & simulations to help define system improvements, new requirements, and perform architecture trade studies to help assess performance benefits of future systems.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The individual will be responsible for execution of engineering trade studies, discrimination system architecture evaluation, and analysis of current and future BMDS advanced RF radar concepts and architectures using existing modeling and simulation (M&S) tools or M&S tools created or modified by team members.

  • Responsibility includes leading a small team assessing potential solutions to a spectrum of countermeasures, threat modeling, leveraging radar sensor architectures concepts, applying advanced discrimination techniques and ingenuity to develop new/different approaches to solving complex physics problems and developing initial requirements.
    Occasional travel is required.

This position requires candidate acceptance by industry partner resource control board.

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Basic Qualifications (Requirements):

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

  • Experience leading teams modeling or analyzing RF/Radar or EO/IR sensors, missile defense threats, or system track performance preferably related to BMDS.

  • Individual must have some experience leading teams performing statistical modeling and algorithm development related to at least two of the following:

    o RF/Radar sensors, stealth technology, missiles/interceptors, BMDS target threat modeling, development of physics based threat models, target tracking, electronic warfare systems and/or discrimination.

  • Familiarity with analyzing complicated physics problems using medium-to high-fidelity parametric models/simulations utilizing Monte Carlo techniques to provide insight into performance capabilities of real-world weapon systems is essential.

  • Experience performing system engineering trade studies, analysis optimization and assessing new technologies along with readiness level.

  • Must be able to define trade space and develop top level requirements.

  • Must have good communication skills, be capable of assuring team execution of program schedule and technical objectives, be a team player, able to present to senior leadership and customers, and capable of leading a small team of systems engineers and analysts.

Assets (Preferred):

  • Current Top Secret clearance (SCI is a plus)

  • Creativity & innovation

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Experience with:

    o Modeling & Simulation (M&S) techniques

    o Demonstrated discrimination experience in association with missile defense

    o Comprehensive understanding of sensor and target/scene characteristics and real-world performance expectations

    o Six degree of freedom (6 DOF) M&S

    o Multivariate statistical analysis

    o BMDS system track

    o Counter countermeasures with respect to missile defense

    o Developing analysis of alternatives

    o Remote sensing

    o Machine learning (neural networks, genetic algorithms, etc.)

    o Evaluating future technologies risks, capability readiness and technology gaps

    o Experience with some of the BMDS elements and threat environment; for example: Aegis Weapons Systems, Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), Fire Control (FOM, GFC), C2BMC, BMDS sensors (EO/IR/RF), kill vehicles, interceptors, countermeasures, and counter-countermeasures. • DOORs

Typical Education / Degree Level 6:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 20 or more years' experience, Master's with 18 or more years' experience or PhD with 15 or more years' 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.

Job Systems Engineering Engineer

Organization: M&WS Engineering

Title: Sr. Systems Engineer - Systems Architecture (6)

Location: Alabama-Huntsville

Other Locations: United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 1800074846