Flight Engineering Manager | Spacecraft Operations

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USA - El Segundo, CA, United States


Full Time

25 days ago

Job description

Flight Engineering Manager | Spacecraft Operations


The Boeing Company

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USA - El Segundo, CA

Job Description Qualifications:

Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) Space, Intelligence & Weapons Systems (SI&WS) organization is searching for a Flight Engineering Manager to support the Mission Systems Engineering and Operations Department of Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Capability to manage a team of 30+ talented and dedicated engineers who are responsible for executing on assignments within the Spacecraft Operations discipline in El Segundo, CA

This management position sets the vision and implements the strategies for creating a center of excellence for satellite operations.  The responsibilities of the manager extend to commercial/civil and government satellite programs across SI&WS.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience and advanced knowledge of satellite operations, satellite Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) or related engineering disciplines, the skills and experience to build and maintain a world-class team and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

This position will manage the people, processes, and tools needed to provide new business support and cost model maintenance; lead Flight Operations Concept definition; develop spacecraft Flight operations requirements; lead Spacecraft Flight Operations product development and validation for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) operations as well as on-station operations for civil, commercial and government satellite programs; develop detailed Sequence of Events plans for readiness and mission operations activities; and execute spacecraft readiness and mission operations activities for the Planner, Flight Director and Spacecraft Engineer positions.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage the recruitment, hiring, staffing, and retention of engineers to meet program needs for flight ops development and execution.
  • Mentor and facilitate the career development of junior engineers.
  • Develop, manage, and enforce critical processes and standards for successful mission operations and provide technical oversight of programs and flight ops products related to readiness for mission operations.
  • Develop requirements and design concepts for Spacecraft Operations.
  • Examine the needs of the various subsystems and devise solutions to meet serial & simultaneous s/c ops needs.
  • Work with software developers to derive software requirements from the flight ops specification.
  • Develop, test, validate, and qualify manuals and software for the operation of spacecraft.
  • Support the Flight and Control Engineering Corrective Action Board.
  • Support technology roadmap and proposals for autonomy efforts.
  • Interface with the Customer Operations Support Center.
  • Conduct personnel performance appraisals and salary reviews.
  • Administer required company training.

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

This position requires a current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (U.S. Citizenship required) or requires candidate agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program.

This position requires an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, engineering technology (includes manufacturing engineering technology), chemistry, physics, mathematics, data science, or computer science.
  • 3 years or more direct experience with Satellite Systems Engineering groups.
  • 1 years or more experience with mentoring, coaching, guiding, and leading teams of junior and peer engineers within satellite operations.


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 shift.

“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.

Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations. 

Summary pay range: 136,850 – 185,150”

Applications for this position will be accepted until <April 25th, 2024>.

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.


Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

Export Control Requirement:

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.

Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

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Manager - K

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Job Code:

6E3AMK (6A5)

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