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Experienced Spacecraft Fault & Autonomy Engineer

Company: BOEING
Location: Kent
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.The Boeing Kent Space Center (KSC) has an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Fault & Autonomy Engineer to join our team located in Kent, WA. As a Fault & Autonomy Engineer at KSC, you will have the opportunity to personally contribute to the development of new first-of-kind space vehicles and missions.As a member of our Guidance Navigation & Controls (GN&C) team, you will join a highly experienced and mission-focused team of engineers with specialties including spacecraft GN&C, as well as new concepts in mission planning, precision maneuver and fault and autonomy design. We rapidly prototype new concepts then deploy and iterate our designs and systems. As an engineer working in this area you will typically be engaged across multiple projects and involved in Fault Analysis (FMECA, Fault Tree and Branch Termination, Fault Test Threshold, Persistence, Interference (TPI) Analysis), Fault Contingency, provide inputs to Dynamics and Control simulations and perform Modeling and Mission Analysis. Our development timelines are aggressive and you will be asked to develop solutions to previously unsolved problems.In this role, you will work in multidisciplinary teams to bring concept of operations to fruition in support of our customers' mission objectives. You will work both as an individual contributor and as a technical lead. An ideal candidate has a strong technical background across all spacecraft subsystems with particular depth in Attitude Control Systems (ACS)/Guidance Navigation & Control (GNC), flight software, or spacecraft operations as well as a strong system background spanning both space and ground domains. You will need to be able to dive into broad, minimally-defined design spaces and effectively lead integrated efforts.Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops system fault tree and develops fault management strategy for mission
  • Understands and contributes to CONOPS development
  • Develops and interprets vehicle states and modes
  • Develops algorithms to implement fault management strategy, including orbit raising techniques in off nominal conditions
  • Develops operational concepts and products, develops interface requirements, and performs verification and validation
  • Performs analyses to evaluate and optimize total system performance to meet customer autonomous operation requirements
  • Resolves technical issues and ensures the spacecraft and system are flight worthy prior to delivery
  • Creates tools and techniques to optimize, analyze, and validate performance
  • Develops solutions with cross-functional teams to assure mission success and presenting those findings to customer, chief engineer, and senior management
  • Performs trade studies to meet program requirementsThis position is expected to be 100% onsite.-- The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the listed location.Work Authorization:This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.Basic--Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
    • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
    • 3+ years of experience working in aerospace, defense, or similar high-tech industryPreferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
      • Experience in Aerospace Engineering or Electrical Engineering
      • Experience developing solutions to complex technical problems
      • Experience working with C/C++
      • Experience working with MATLAB and VBA tool developmentTypical 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 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Relocation:This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.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.Shift Work Statement:This position is for 1st shiftUnion Representation Statement:This is a union-represented positionAt Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.-- Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.-- The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.-- The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only.-- Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.-- Summary pay range: 108,800 - 147,200Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. --120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.Export Control Details: US based job, US Person requiredEqual Opportunity Employer: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.

Keywords: BOEING, Kent , Experienced Spacecraft Fault & Autonomy Engineer, Engineering , Kent, Washington

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