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MidLevel GPS IIF Software Engineer


This is a Contract position in Air Force Academy, CO posted January 2, 2022.

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. Were committed to fostering an environment for every teammate thats welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Company is currently seeking a MidLevel GPS IIF Software Engineer to join the Space and Launch Team Global Positioning System (GPS) sustainment group located in Schriever AFB, CO. This position will focus on supporting the Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business organization.

The Space and Launch Team creates the next generation products and services for the BDS business unit. GPS is a satellite-based radio navigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Space Force. GPS is the world’s largest military satellite constellation and is the world’s only global utility. The current Boeing team supports the US Space Force by sustaining and monitoring the health and capabilities of the 12 GPS Block IIF satellites in the GPS constellation launched from 2010 to 2016. The Boeing GPS sustainment team also provides support to its US Space Force customer with reports and expertise on all aspects of the GPS system. Sustainment efforts will continue through the life of the Block IIF satellites, with a design life expectancy of 2028 and beyond.

Boeing Government Satellite Systems at Schriever AFB, CO near Colorado Springs, CO is looking to hire a Software Engineer Level 3 to develop, document and maintain architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems for the GPS IIA and IIF Operations Sustainment program.

This position allows limited telecommuting. The selected candidatewill be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options for much of the week.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops, documents and maintains architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for software systems.
  • Develops and maintains code, and integrates software components into a fully functional software system.
  • Develops software verification plans, test procedures and test environments, executing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure software system requirements are met
  • Performs software project management and software supplier management functions.
  • Develops, selects, tailors and deploys software processes, tools and metrics.
  • Executes and documents software research and development projects.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for software domains, system-specific issues, processes and regulations.
  • Supports software research and development projects.
  • Troubleshoots basic software issues
  • Develop and maintain teaming relationship with operational Customer
  • Support GPS Satellite Subject Matter Expert requests and critical operational events
  • Works under general direction.

This position allows limited telecommuting. The selected candidatewill be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options for much of the week.

Security Clearance and Export Control Requirements:

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).

Required Qualifications (Required Skills/ Experience):

  • Bachelors Degree or higher from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or chemistry
  • 3 years or more experience in engineering or software development
  • Experience with all aspects of the software lifecycle
  • Experience with GPS space vehicle or GPS operations

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Software development and testing experience using Windows-based Operating System Environments
  • Experience with software development and data analysis in LabVIEW, Microsoft .NET/C#, VBA, SQL Server, and Access

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 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 is located in Schriever AFB, CO and relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Work shift:

1st shift

Boeingis 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.

Colorado summary pay range: Min:75,000 Max: 133,000

Vaccination Requirements:

Boeing is implementing new requirements for employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have an approved reasonable accommodation based on local legislation in several countries. Please refer here for current vaccination and/or reasonable accommodation requirements, and timelines based on location.

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.

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