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Space System Payload Analysis Lead


This is a Contract position in Calabasas Highlands, CA posted January 4, 2021.

As a Space System Payload Analysis Lead (Level 4), you will design and develop state-of-the-art satellite systems for commercial, civil and/or national security programs. You will be part of a highly motivated team that works with domestic or international customers on their latest satellite systems. This is a 1st shift position.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead development of satellite payload system architectures
  • Lead definition of satellite payload and ground system requirements and verification
  • Lead performance analyses for space systems, including: link analysis, signal quality, system capacity, availability, etc.
  • Develop models and simulations of space systems including space, network and user segments in support of architecture trade studies
  • Develop software based analysis and simulation tools using MATLAB and object-oriented software platforms  
  • Perform waveform development and characterization.

This position requires an active/current U.S. Security Clearance with successful completion of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) by the federal government within the last 5 years (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.).

Basic (Required) Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • 5+ years experience using MATLAB.
  • 5+ years experience performing digital payload systems analyses.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications

  • Experience developing software applications using C++, Python, Visual Basic.
  • Knowledge of modeling and simulation techniques for digital payload systems.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis as well as data analytics techniques for large data sets.
  • Experience with satellite systems.

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor’s and 9 or more years’ experience, Master’s with 7 or more years’ experience or PhD with 4 or more years’ 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.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. (Basic relocation is available for internal candidates, 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