Mid-Level Communications Systems Engineer

  • Boeing,
  • El Segundo, CA
Aerospace, Algorithms, Analysis, C++, Civil, Development, DSP, Hardware, Management, Matlab, Physics, Project, RF, Security, Validation
Full Time, Standard
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


El Segundo,California,United States6K8CP3

Position Overview

As a Communications Systems Engineer (Level 3), you will design, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art communication systems for space-based applications for commercial, civil and/or national security programs. You will lead a highly-motivated team that works with domestic or international customers on their latest satellite systems.



Project assignments typically span the complete program life cycle, from internal trades, concept studies and system definition, to satellite development, launch, and on-orbit operations and test. Candidates will belong to a systems engineering team interacting with customers, suppliers, program management, integration and test engineers, and senior technologists.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and develop next generation RF, digital, and/or optical satellite communications systems and payload architectures
  • Lead trade studies
  • Define and verify space communication system requirements and interfaces
  • Perform system-level CONOPS development, functional analysis and decomposition
  • Support system-level integration and validation
  • Perform analyses and simulations for space communication systems, including: link analysis, signal distortion, system capacity, reliability, and performance
  • Develop analysis tools using MATLAB and object-oriented software platforms
  • Develop and verify system algorithms that meet functional and performance requirements
  • Perform hardware procurement, design reviews, and unit sell-off
  • Perform system test preparation, execution, troubleshooting, and verification
  • Mentor the program junior communication systems engineers and review their work for quality.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

This position requires an active Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).


Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


Basic (Required) Qualifications


  • Experience working on satellite or space based communication systems.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications


  • Experience Matlab/Simulink and C++.

  • Experience with digital/RF communications hardware and lab equipment.

  • 3+ years of experience in RF, digital, and/or optical communications.

  • Experience with the following:


    • Digital signal processing (DSP)

    • Waveform design

    • Antenna theory



Yes, 10 % of the TimeSpace and LaunchIndividual ContributorNoNoStandardUnited States; The Boeing Company

Department: Systems Engineering, Engineering, Boeing Defense/Space/Security

Dice Id : appblok
Position Id : 1124_1800094951
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