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Senior Software Engineer

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Huntington Beach California United States

Job Description

The software developer with support the Phantom Works Resilient Space Technologies Advanced Missions group on several projects. Software Developer will be responsible for the development of RPO and control flight software in support of relative navigation of a payload.

Primary Responsibilities:

Leads development of solutions to unprecedented and complex architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems.
Directs development of verification test plans and procedures.
Explores the enterprise and industry for state of the art methods, tools and processes applicable to software evaluation and test.
Leads integration of new tools, processes, etc to improve productivity.
Resolves complex embedded software and software verifications issues that span functional domains, programs and business units.
Advises management on a wide range of high leverage embedded software and software verifications issues.
Works independently.

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

No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


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.

Basic Qualifications Required:

Must have 10+ years experience in embedded flight software using C and C++ programing languages.
Must have experience with VxWorks and Linux real-time operating systems.
The software developer must have experience with RPO sensor processing flight software and familiarity with the CST-100 relative navigation algorithms.
Must have experience with a flight Mission Manager used to control the RPO flight software.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:

VxWorks Real-Time Processes (RTP) experience is strongly desirable.
Software development experience on the CST-100 relative navigation system is highly desirable.

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Individual Contributor

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