Senior Payload Systems Engineer

Schriever AFB, Colorado, United States (USA), Boeing UK [00000203791]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
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About this job

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the seabed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Company has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Satellite Payload Systems Engineer to join the dynamic team at Schriever AFB, Colorado.


The position of Satellite Payload Systems Engineer provides customer support of satellite operations and sustaining Engineering for the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) program. The successful candidate will provide Systems Engineering as well as real-time routine and contingency operations support for all WGS satellites.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Advise the customers on how to operate and maintain satellites
  • Advise the customers on ground command & control system operations.
  • Participate in technical meetings, author database and software change requests, Perform ground computer system software and database testing. – Author, maintain, review and help execute satellite operations procedures. Configure and run simulations to support procedure validation.
  • Conduct technical analysis, studies and provide recommendations.
  • Perform satellite data trending and analysis to determine spacecraft performance.
  • Perform problem solving and support other engineers in a team environment.


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.)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree in a Technical Field (i.e. engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or similar)
  • 5+ years’ experience in Space/Satellite systems
  • Experience in antenna/payload RF (radio frequency)
  • 3+ years’ experience with digital signals processing for communications and/or sensing applications
  • 5+ years’ experience with flight test, flight operations, or system test

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience responding to anomalies for on-orbit communications satellites
  • Experience working closely with US Military customers in an operational and training environment

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.

The candidate systems engineering and have a minimum of 10 years experience in a related field. Fundamental knowledge of satellites and satellite subsystems is required. Minimum of 3 years experience in development or maintenance of test or operations procedures as well as procedure execution and results analysis. Good oral and written communications skills and presentation skills.


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

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