Senior Vehicle Management Systems Software Engineer

  • Ballwin, MO
  • time-alarm-solid 02-05-2024

Job Description

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The Boeing Company is looking for a Senior Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Software Engineer to join the Air Dominance division located in Berkeley, MO. This position will lead the VMS Software team on the T-7A next-generation U.S. Air Force (USAF) Trainer, with growth opportunities envisioned as well. The position will be in the Air Dominance VMS Software organization which portfolio includes: T-7A, MQ-25, F-15, F/A-18, and new Proprietary Programs for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS).

The successful candidate will work with an existing interdisciplinary team of real-time embedded software engineers, guidance navigation and control (GNC) engineers, and hardware engineers to develop safety-critical software on T-7A aircraft. VMS software integrates flight control laws, aircraft surface command, aircraft sensor signal processing, and subsystem control to ensure controlled flight & pilot safety. The software developed will include application layer software and low-level infrastructure software which will require close collaboration with hardware/firmware vendors. The software engineer will not only take part in software development but will participate in the full development lifecycle; including requirements development, desktop test, lab test, and support of flight test.

Occasional travel may be required but would be less than 10%.


  • Leads activities to develop, document, and maintain architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces, and designs for software systems
  • Leads development of code and integration of complex 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
  • Provides technical leadership for software projects and leads software supplier management activities
  • Leads development, selection, tailoring, and deployment of processes, tools, and metrics
  • Plans, executes, and documents software research and development projects
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for software domains, system-specific issues, processes, and regulations
  • Tracks and evaluates software team and supplier performance to ensure product and process conformance to project plans and industry standards
  • Works under minimal direction

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

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

To be considered for this position you will be required to complete a technical assessment as part of the selection process. Failure to complete the assessment will remove you from consideration.


  • Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or other technical degree
  • 7+ years of experience in software development in avionics and/or real-time embedded systems using C/C++, Ada, C# and/or Java
  • 7+ years of experience in embedded real-time software development


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Relocation assistance based on candidate eligibility
  • Drug-free workplace policy
  • Opportunity for enrollment in various benefit programs including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off
  • Total Rewards package including base pay and variable compensation opportunities