C-17 Entry level Avionic Systems Engineer

Long Beach, California, United Kingdom (UK), Boeing UK [00000212661]

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Aerospace Engineering Information Technology
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Boeing Global Services is a rapidly growing segment of the Boeing Company, and C-17 Global Integrated Sustainment Partnership (GISP) is a key program within it.  The GISP Program provides sustaining engineering in multiple engineering disciplines.  This entry level position (Level 1) is for Avionics Systems within the C-17 Military Airlifter Program under the Flight Deck, Avionics & Software Engineering group, located in Long Beach, California.  Changes in Avionics technology require continuous upgrade and engineering evaluation of present/future capability.  The selected candidate will rapidly integrate into the team to learn/apply an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis, design, development, verification and validation of changes to the C-17 Flight Management System (FMS), focusing on design, testing, troubleshooting, implementation, and integration at a system level. In general, the candidate will apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts to contribute to the development of new capabilities for the aircraft systems.

Tasks will broaden as the candidate acquires knowledge in aviation, including areas such as navigation and localization (position awareness), guidance and flight controls, and federal and military regulations and policies. This job will build expertise in aircraft technologies that are both industry standards and C-17 specific. The primary subject matter for this role will be the Flight Management System, which is responsible for navigation, guidance, and control and automation of aircraft.  A successful candidate in this position will be an excellent communicator, exhibiting an ease in working and articulating opinions in technical terms while remaining aware of business constraints.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work on technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
  • Assist in developing designs for new functionality on the C-17 in order to provide U.S and international military customers with more capabilities and automation
  • Perform root cause analysis and propose solutions to field issues
  • Synthesize measured aircraft data with operational models and specifications; and usage of multitude of software tools, including self-developed programs and scripts as needed
  • Assist with evaluating customer/operational needs in order to refine system performance and functional requirements and define physical, functional and program interfaces
  • Work with senior engineers to develop solutions to technical problems


This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.  

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Classroom or work related programming experience with any of the following software development languages: Ada, C, C++, C#, JAVA, and Python
  • 4 year engineering degree

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 4 year degree in electrical or aerospace engineering
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry
  • Have one of the following: Military/Commercial Aircrew experience, Private Pilot License, or Flight Instructor certification
  • Experience with shell scripting languages including Python

Typical Education/ Experience:

Education/Experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Software Engineering (e.g. Bachelor).  In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position is located in a location that does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

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