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The Boeing Company Experienced Flight Software Engineer in El Segundo, California

Job Description

At 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.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is seeking an Experienced Software Engineer for their Satellite Division located in El Segundo, CA

A successful candidate is passionate about space and excited to work in a multi-disciplined, collaborative engineering environment to design, develop and implement control and communications software for a new fleet of Boeing satellites.

A variety of projects to match diverse interests include :

  • Software infrastructure and device drivers for new embedded processors and hardware interfaces to satellite sensors and actuators.

  • Communication payload resource control, data management and network interfaces.

  • Guidance and navigation control algorithms.

  • Web-based tools and services supporting satellite development and operations.

  • Integration and test of satellite control software using simulators and ground systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for full life-cycle development including requirements analysis, software architecture, design, coding, unit test, integration and formal qualification.

  • Candidate should possess excellent communications skills to participate in design and code reviews, have a thorough understanding of version control and software quality attributes, such as testability, portability and maintainability, and enjoy a self-driven and collaborative development approach.

**This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance, for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. A final U.S. Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as SSBI, Clearance Post-Start is required

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience) :

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or other technical degree.

  • 5+ years of software development experience in C++ using object oriented design methods.

  • 1+ years of experience programming on an embedded or real-time operating system (VxWorks, Integrity) and 1553 or SpaceWire protocols.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Proficiency in design and implementation of multi-threaded real-time applications; use of TCP/IP protocols and user/kernel level OS abstractions.

  • Hands-on experience with Java, C#, JavaScript, Python, TCL, XML.

  • Experience with avionics control algorithms, search algorithms and math libraries, telemetry and command handling.

  • Hands-on experience with hardware interfaces, embedded processor architectures, I/O device drivers and board support packages.

  • Hands-on experience in networking, SQL and noSQL databases, web-based development.

  • Proficiency in UML modeling, test-driven development, Agile process and DevOps tools.

Typical Education/Experience:

Education and 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.


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.


This position is for 1st shift

Eligible for 3ERP

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.