Senior Data Link Software Engineer
Posted on: January 3, 2022
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The Boeing Company is currently seeking a Senior Data Link Software
Engineer (Level 4) to join the Digital Acceleration Products and
Capabilities team located in Tukwila, WA. This position will focus
on supporting the Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business
At Boeing, our software engineers use their expertise to dream up
next generation software capabilities for some amazing aerospace
platforms. Join us and you will have the unique opportunity to
develop real-time embedded software for the most sophisticated
military aircraft in the world.
The Products and Capabilities organization is a BDS business unit
software factory that is all about rapidly innovating and deploying
new solutions to the dynamic defense industry. We have a number of
existing and growing software product families. Our teams embrace
an Agile mindset allowing them to adjust and adapt to changing
The Products and Capabilities organization leverages the complex
interconnection of digital threads between BDS's modeling and
simulation environment and the platforms currently in service
today, as well as future products. In addition our DevSecOps
initiative lays the foundation to create a secure Continuous
Integration and Continuous Development (CI\CD) pipeline to ensure
safety, quality, and security, which are key tenants for our
defense customers. These elements fully support the Products and
Capabilities organization's mission and vision to " Rapidly
innovate, develop, and deploy mission systems designs and software
capabilities ensuring warfighter superiority ".
We work in a casual but professional environment with
multi-disciplined teams of scientists and engineers that take pride
in developing, integrating, testing and delivering innovative
solutions. There is long-term potential for career growth into
technical leadership or management positions and we value the
curiosity, tenacity and imagination our engineers bring to our
teams each day.
Partnering with both internal and external organizations, the
Interoperability team provides the technical leadership to develop
key enabling technologies and execute demonstrations to support the
seamless sharing of data and information with other platforms. This
includes managing onboard data links, moderating communication
paths and available bandwidth, and translating between onboard and
offboard messaging standards.
The selected team member enjoys working collaboratively with
others, has a commitment to customer satisfaction and process
improvement. They will support the development of solutions to a
wide range of complex problems that require ingenuity and
innovation. They should be adaptable to new development
environments and eager to work with and learn new technologies.
They will work closely with stakeholders to build out future
roadmaps and coordinate the development of plans for their
This is a union represented position.
Work very closely with Business Owner, Product Management, System
Architects and to define product requirements and collaborate
within Agile teams to drive product management activities
Consistently assess and analyze the impact of existing and new
Propose improvements to existing features, communicate and
priorities these changes along with other development priorities
Performs activities to support opportunities for existing products
& gathers data on customer needs to identify product
Organize a cross-functional team of developers, designers and
stakeholders to develop and drive impactful product launches
Discovers new opportunities and solutions for problems by looking
beyond current practices and using innovative thinking
Work with the team to break Features into User Stories for PI
Provide acceptance criterion for the Definition of Ready (DoR) and
Definition of Done (DoD) for stories
Collect, maintain and disseminate information to stakeholders on an
Manage timelines and follow multiple product roadmaps to organize
timely feature releases and minimize release delays
Drives the product demos & owns incorporating feedback given into
Owns stake holder management
Managing multiple products through various lifecycles
Design and develop interoperability services using real-time
software architectures and designs
This position allows telecommuting. The selected candidate may be
required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.
Security Clearance and Export Control Requirements:
This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security
Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship .
Ability to obtain a final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is
Required Qualifications (Required Skills/ Experience):
Ability to obtain Secret US Security clearance (Post-Start)
Possess a Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an
accredited course of study, in Computer Engineering, Software
Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other technical
8+ years of Software Engineering experience
Experience Java, C++, and/or other Object Oriented programming
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
An active U.S. Security Clearance
Experience in an Agile leadership role (i.e. Scrum Master or
Experience developing network focused software
Mentoring and/or Leadership experience
Experience working with embedded software systems
Experience with developing or using modeling and simulation
Experience with Link-16, TTNT, or other DoD Data Link standards
Experience with Open Mission Systems (OMS)
Self-starter with a positive attitude, high ethics, strong
analytical and creative problem solving skills and a track record
of working successfully under pressure in a time-constrained
Ability to understand the big picture and the inter-relationships
of all positions and activities in the system, including the impact
of changes in one area on another area
Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze
data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations
from appropriate data sources.
Ability to analyze business domain knowledge, perform requirements
analysis, and develop business domain process models.
Understands the definition of requirements for improving processes
and systems, reducing their costs, enhancing their sustainability,
and the quantification of potential business benefits.
Ability to collaborate and iterate viable specifications and
acceptance criteria in preparation for the deployment of
information and communication systems.
The adoption and adaptation of business analysis approaches based
on the context of the work and selecting appropriately from
plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and
Knowledge of responsibilities and tasks performed by various
Engineering departments (e.g., design, test, develop, deploy,
support) & Knowledge of the concepts and processes of managing a
software system throughout the entire life cycle.)
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
In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not
required, accreditation standard
Occasional travel may be required but would be less than 10%.
This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.
Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal
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
This position would work 1st Shift.
Boeing is implementing new requirements for employees to be fully
vaccinated from COVID-19 or have an approved reasonable
accommodation based on local legislation in several countries.
Please refer here for current vaccination and/or reasonable
accommodation requirements, and timelines based on location.
Equal 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.
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