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The Boeing Company Associate Spacecraft Operations Systems Engineer in Springfield, Virginia

The Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) organization is seeking an

Associate Spacecraft Operations Systems


to join our team in Springfield, Virginia.

The candidate will work at a spacecraft ground station as part of a Mission Operations team. The Command and Control Engineering team is responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations and maintenance.

Position Responsibilities:

Responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations, including mission planning and/or monitoring and trending the on-orbit spacecraft telemetry looking for adverse trends that could affect operations, as well as planning and execution of all required spacecraft and ground system maintenance and recovery from spacecraft anomalies.  This also includes ensuring the integrity of the ground system and operational software to maintain command and control. 

Coordinate with external groups on current and future ground system testing and integration; spacecraft launch, transfer and initialization (LT&I); as well as participate in war rooms in support of anomaly resolutions.

Analyze technical data, verify and sustain specific system configurations in accordance with defined constraints and operational requirements.

Coordinate with management and peers to ensure the integrity and continuity of high quality operational products including procedures, tools, detailed event logging, training material and system configuration.

Create and collaborate on process improvements that aim to increase operational efficiency, for example, by developing new software tools, creating new operational procedures and increasing system automation.

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.

A final U.S. Top Secret/SCI Clearance Pre-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

Ability to obtain a TS/SCI U.S. Security Clearance with CI Polygraph prior to starting

Willingness to work a variety of fluctuating schedules (to include 24x7).  The shifts would be rotating shifts to include working days, nights, weekends and/or holidays.

Ability to complete a certification program.  The candidate will be provided specialized training (combination of self-study, in-class training, and on-the-job (OTJ) training) in order to learn the necessary skills related to the ground and spacecraft configuration management allowing them to obtain the necessary certifications required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

Classroom or professional experience working directly with Aerospace Vehicles 

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 2 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. Master). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Relocation :

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

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.

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.