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The Boeing Company Mid Level Systems Engineer (Systems Safety) in Everett, Washington

The KC-46 program is seeking a

Mid Level Systems Engineer (Systems Safety) (Level 3)

to join our Systems Safety Engineering Team in

Everett, Washington.

 At Boeing, Safety is at the core of everything we do.  As a Systems Safety engineer, you will have a unique opportunity to work across the entire life cycle of the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker aircraft, from conceptual development into design and test, production and sustainment of the fielded aircraft.  You’ll experience the big picture and fascinating complexities of the defense industry while getting hands on experience on the aircraft. This role applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.

As a Systems Safety Engineer, your primary goal will be to identify and mitigate all potential and existing hazards.  You will have the opportunity to learn about all of the aircraft subsystems and their interactions while collaborating with the Engineering Design Teams.  We are looking for a candidate that can ask the tough questions, challenge conventional thinking and bring potential hazards to our aircraft and crew to light.  Typical tasks include assessing a variety of Engineering documents, data and artifacts, while working with the Engineering Teams to determine the safest and most cost effective solutions to a wide variety of actual and potential hazards.  Your assessment will include gathering data from field, factory and engineering, calculating probability and severity of possible outcomes and working with the Design teams to influence a safer more robust system.  In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to interface with all levels of Engineering and Program Management as well as our Customers.

The KC-46 Systems Safety team executes the Systems Safety effort for the KC-46 aircraft including analysis and oversight for basic aircraft functions, as well as owning the design safety activities for the aerial refueling and mission systems.  Additionally, the team provides oversight and integration to other related Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health disciplines such as design for Environment, Health and Safety, and the Hazardous Materials Management Program. 

Position Responsibilities:

Evaluates customer and /operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interface

Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture

Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success

Develops the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes

Resolves cross-functional technical issues

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.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

5+ years of engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):


years of experience in Systems and Safety Engineering

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.


Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Drug Free Workplace:

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 .

Shift Work Statement:

This position is for 1st shift


This is a union represented position

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.