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The Boeing Company Principal Ground Control Station System Integrator in Hazelwood, Missouri

The Boeing Company is seeking senior system integrators with experience in autonomous systems for the MQ-25 program. The selected candidate will be the technical point of contact to facilitate the successful integration of the MQ-25 air vehicle (AV) and ground control station (GCS).

Boeing is bringing the future of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation to the U.S. Navy with its MQ-25. An unmanned aircraft system designed for the U.S. Navy mission, it will provide the needed robust refueling capability thereby extending the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical oversight of system integration activities between the MQ-25 AV and GCS.

  • Develop, decompose, document, and maintain complex system of system requirements according to war-fighter needs and contractual requirements.

  • Analyze, translate, and implement system requirements into system architecture and interface definition, capturing traceability throughout the product life-cycle.

  • Provide technical guidance on design decisions affecting multiple stakeholders both internal and external to Boeing.

  • Coordinate and engage with subject matter experts, other program Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), and critical suppliers as appropriate.

  • Develop statement-of-work and critical technical performance specifications.

  • Create analysis plans and status progress to plan of integration efforts currently underway.

  • Resolve complex integration issues and anomalies between the AV and GCS.

  • Support key technical meetings to facilitate the development and definition of warning, cautions, and advisories, contingency management behavior, human system interfaces, and AV to GCS system interfaces.

  • Mentor senior integration engineers.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee

Basic Qualifications (Required skills/experience):

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics is required

  • Twelve (12) or more years of experience in avionics architecture, integration, or development (SW or HW)

  • US Person as defined by 22 C.F.R § 120.15 is required.

  • Ability to obtain Secret US Security clearance (Post-Start)

Preferred Qualifications (Desired skills/experience):

  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • Experience with Open System Architectures (OSA) and associated design principles

  • Experience with mission systems or platform systems design and integration

  • Examples include: electrical, hydraulic, fuel, propulsion, sensors, weapons, mission computer, and vehicle management systems

  • Experience with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) design, architectures, operational constraints

  • Experience with Ground Control Systems (GCS) design, architectures, operational constraints

  • Experience with autonomous vehicle design, architectures, operational constraints

  • Experience with system-level interface development and definition.

  • Previous design team or special project team leadership is desired

  • Ability to direct the development, maintenance, and modification of complex system designs based on requirements.

  • Experience with failure mode analysis, off-nominal performance, or Contingency Management

  • Experience with

  • Knowledge of system security design principles and industry and government guidance and regulations

  • Experience with DOORS (Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System)

  • Experience with SysML or UML MBSE modeling tools such as Cameo, Enterprise Architect, or Rhapsody.

Typical Education and 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 *

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.


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.