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11 months ago
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Engineers
Job Description


This new position in Huntsville, Alabama is in support of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. The selected applicant will become part of the GMD program's Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) Engineering Team in support of our Missile Defense Agency customer. The GMD System is the first and only operationally deployed missile defense program to defend the homeland against long-range ballistic missile attacks. The GMD system is a critical part of our nation's layered Ballistic Missile Defense System providing early detection and tracking during the boost phase, midcourse target discrimination, precision intercept and destruction of inbound missiles through force of hit-to-kill technology. As prime contractor, Boeing is designing, producing, integrating, testing and sustaining the GMD components.


The GBI team has an open position for an Engineering Lead in the areas of avionics and electrical engineering.  The successful candidate will apply his/her knowledge and experience in these areas to provide oversight and serve as lead for these disciplines in the development of GBI’s. 


Proficiency in avionics design, electronic design & analysis,  Root Cause & Corrective Action processes and the use of effective analysis methods and procedures are required. 

The candidate will provide leadership for a small team of engineers performing design, analysis and integration activities. 


The position requires cross-functional collaboration with other discipline leads as well as coordination with program and team management and suppliers. 


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Estimating and planning for efficient use of team resources.
  • Leads analysis and translation of complex requirements into system architecture, hardware and software designs and interface specifications.
  • Leads testing and validation work on complex system designs to assure that operational and functional requirements are met.
  • Works with others to develop program test strategies.
  • Manages performance of critical suppliers to ensure system integration and compliance with requirements.
  • Conducts program independent reviews and reports results to program leadership.
  • Provides critical support of fielded hardware and software over the entire product lifecycle.
  • Coaches and mentors others. Works under consultative direction. 


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.

Networks & Space Systems

Relocation Assistance Available 
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • This position requires an active (or ability to obtain) U.S. Security Clearance, for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. 
  • Current / Active Secret Clearance
  • Proficiency in avionics design, electronic design & analysis,  Root Cause & Corrective Action processes and the use of effective analysis methods and procedures are required. 
  • Experience performing and leading a technical team in avionics design and electrical engineering tasks. 
  • At least 3 years experience working on a missile defense or military weapon system program. 


  • Experience providing technical oversight and management of external suppliers.


Typical Education/Experience:

Level 5:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's 14 or more years' experience, Master's with 12 or more years' experience or PhD with 9 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.

Experience Level 
Individual Contributor

Job Type 

Yes, 25 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award 


Job Code 

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