Software Engineer - Mission Systems

  • Bristol, UK
  • 30/07/2021
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Job Description

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Exciting opportunities are available to join Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) for experienced Software Engineers to join our Mission Systems teams based in Bristol or Frimley, UK.


We are looking for experienced Mission Systems Software Engineers with domain relevant systems and software engineering knowledge and experience to join our team.

You will have the opportunity to work in a growing agile and diverse engineering capability satisfying a variety of business unit requirements across our portfolio of programmes and platforms, in close collaboration with colleagues in Boeing Defence Australia and the US in support of preparation and introduction into service of our E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft Airborne Mission Systems and Ground Support Segment.

While we work in agile, faced-paced and dynamic environments, your wellbeing is important to us and we strive to find a healthy life balance and ethical team culture with a strong emphasis on openness, collaboration, innovation, safety and first time quality.


  • Developing collaborative and integrated plans, processes, infrastructure and tools for development and sustainment of Airborne and Ground Segment Mission Systems and Simulation Software.

  • Whole product lifecycle Software Engineering based on agile paradigms with a focus on first time quality and a continuous delivery mindset

  • Conducting engineering activities in accordance with project plans, and established processes, practices and standards, while continually seeking out opportunities for process improvement

  • Engaging effectively with other team members, leaders and customer/subcontractor technical representatives when required, contributing to a positive and strong team culture

  • Contributing to the continued improvement of our Software Engineering capability


  • Significant experience developing software in C++ or Java, or the planning, estimation and execution of complex software orientated projects across the whole Software lifecycle.

  • Proven past experience in Systems and Software Engineering in the Defence and/or Aerospace sector

  • Skills and domain experience in complex, real-time, multi-threaded, distributed systems

  • Skills and domain knowledge relevant to Airborne Mission Systems including Sensor Integration, Communications, Tactical Datalink, Real Time Simulation and/or broader C4ISR System of Systems

  • Skills and experience implementing and automating contemporary software tools, including agile management, source code control and document configuration management systems

  • Experience configuring, integrating and administrating software with complex hardware platforms, network solutions and software applications

  • A "drive to action" approach with the ability to be resilient and flexible in a fast-paced environment

Desired / Preferred Specialisations:

  • Skills and domain knowledge specific to Airborne Early Warning and Control and /or Air Defence Systems

  • Skills, domain knowledge and direct experience of contemporary Software Engineering and Test methodologies and technologies

  • Skills and domain knowledge specific to Systems Engineering methodologies (including Model Based)

  • Skills and domain knowledge specific to Mission / Ground Support Segments / Training Systems / Systems of Systems and Software Engineering Standards and Accreditation

  • Experience developing entity behaviour models, physical sensor models, terrain databases and training and simulation user interfaces and best of breed simulation products (VR Forces, VR Engage etc).Familiarity with distributed simulations and protocols (using HLA)


These position do not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.


  • SC clearance eligibility

  • We are flexible regarding virtual working, but you will need to be based within a commutable distance to one of the locations listed

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Important information regarding this requisition: This position does not have sponsorship approval. This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE