Software Chief Architect

Job Posted 7/2/2023
The Boeing Company
Kent, WA
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
**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.

The Boeing Company is looking for a Chief Software Architect to join our team in Kent, WA.

**This position will work within the Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS)** group and specifically the **Rapid Space Capabilities (RSC) Satellite Flight Software team** .

The RSC business strategy is to rapidly develop and deploy innovative experimental products necessitating highly-advanced and novel approaches to achieve never-before-attempted missions. The software architectures must incorporate products from multiple functional domains and meet high levels of difficulty to bring together customer confidence and pass flight certification. The successful candidate will own the effort to craft and build the next generation of onboard satellite software. The Software Chief Architect will own and drive architecture across these first-in-type satellites.

**Position Responsibilities:**

+ Independent technical Subject Matter Expert, developing sophisticated software architecture for unique, first-in-type satellite systems

+ Lead development and documentation of satellite-wide software requirements and software interfaces for open-ended mission profiles

+ Define Software Development and Verification Plans in order to deliver high-assurance, certified flight software

+ Ensure compliance with all Software Quality, Product Security, and Enterprise Design Practices throughout the software lifecycle

+ Resolve sophisticated and seamless software interactions between satellite bus, power and thermal systems, communications and encryption, command and data handling, guidance and navigation, on-board autonomy, ground control, mission operations, and systems duplications

+ Lead geographically-diverse business partners through integration of developmental software products into RSC satellite architectures

+ Advise program customers on system-level architecture; establish and maintain frequent and open communication with key partners

+ Lead software research and development projects

+ Author tech-volumes and advise proposal activities across multiple product lines

+ Serve as consultant to RSC leadership team in long-range planning for technology research and advancement, critical to driving and acquiring future business

+ Train and mentor others

**This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the listed location option.**

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

+ 14+ years demonstrated ability in software architecture and design of embedded software systems

+ 10 + years proven experience with software requirements, design, development, integration, and testing

+ 10+ years proven experience with C/C++ (C++ Preferred)

+ 10+ years demonstrated ability working with Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) (Wind River Systems VxWorks, DDC-I Deos or Green Hills Software Integrity) and Linux operating system, in an embedded systems environment

+ Experience with configuration management and teamwork tools such as (or similar to) Git, VersionOne, and Beyond Compare (Git preferred)

+ Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or Agile Scrum methodology

**Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):**

+ 10+ years of experience developing Space domain software products

+ 10+ years of experience in LOR 1/2/3 (DAL A/B/C) critical flight software

+ 10+ years of experience in Network Programming; TCP/IP protocols

+ 10+ years of experience developing scientific algorithms or simulations using auto-generated code with Julia and/or MATLAB

+ 10+ years of experience leading or mentoring people in a technical environment

+ 10+ years of experience working on responses to requests for proposal (RFP) and contract support

+ Experience with cyber security concepts and compliance, encryption, red-black architecture

+ Experience with satellite GN&C concepts (orbital mechanics, control theory, etc.)

+ Experience with vehicle automation, mission/contingency management, fault management

+ Experience with Enterprise Standard Gated Process (EGSP) and Gate Incremental Checkpoints Assessment (GICA)

**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 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12 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. Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal candidates.

**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** :



**This is a union represented position.**

Current Boeing employees working in Puget Sound and Portland must submit an Employee Request Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool. Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will not be considered.

At 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:

**Summary Pay Range:**

Level 5 $161,500 – 218,500

**Export 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 required

**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.

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.