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F-22 Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer

The Boeing Company
United States
80 days ago
F-22 Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer (Mid-Level or Senior)


The Boeing Company

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USA - Edwards AFB, CA

Job Description Qualifications:

The Boeing Company is looking for an F-22 Flight Test Instrumentation Engineer to join our team at Edwards AFB, CA. We are seeking an individual who can provide Instrumentation Operations Engineering support and leadership for the F-22 Combined Test Force (CTF) at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), California.

Edwards AFB is the home of the 412th Test Wing and the 2nd largest Air Force base. The wing oversees base day-to-day operations and provides support for over 10,000 military, federal civilian and contract personnel assigned to a 481-square mile installation. The 412th Test Wing plans, conducts, analyzes, and reports on all flight and ground testing of aircraft, weapons systems, software and components as well as modeling and simulation for the U.S. Air Force. There are three core components for this mission: flying operations, maintenance and engineering.

The Boeing Company supports multiple platforms at Edwards AFB. This posting is for the support of the 411th Flight Test Squadron, F-22 Combined Test Force (CTF) where Boeing works directly with our Air Force customer and our industry partners supporting its mission to improve the warfighting capabilities of the Air Force through system integration, development, test and evaluation of the F-22 Raptor.

The site is comprised of a diverse team of Boeing Test and Evaluation (BT&E) employees who are extremely motivated, skilled, knowledgeable, and highly valued by our customers and business partners.

This position requires an active Secret Security Clearance (last update must be within 2 years), and the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance after starting the position. U.S. Citizenship is required. Obtaining program access will be required post start. If, at any time, the applicant loses their security clearance or program access, this will be grounds for dismissal.

Our teams are currently hiring for a broad range of experience levels including; Mid-level and Senior Level F-22 Flight Test Instrumentation Engineers.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and documents standardized test methods and processes to ensure repeatability and productivity

  • Leads the development of test procedures and test points

  • Applies lessons learned to the improvement of test procedures

  • Designs calibration system/test fixtures. Develops data processing tools and algorithms

  • Guides others in the operation of test hardware, software and systems to achieve test requirements

  • Leads the analysis, processing and formatting of data to customer requirements

  • Approves test data prior to delivery to customer

  • Formulates expectations for test data based on historical data

  • Performs functions as required to ensure calibration system readiness and data validity

  • Works as a team to solve problems and willing to train others

  • Works under minimal direction

  • Read / Redline / Modify Instrumentation Drawings

  • Generate Instrumentation Flight Test Service Orders (FTSOs)

  • Provide Mission Control Room Support

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 an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).                         

This position requires ability to obtain program access, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship only.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, engineering technology (includes manufacturing engineering technology), chemistry, physics, mathematics, data science, or computer science

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

  • Active F-22 program access

  • Previous F-22 experience is highly desired

  • Flight test background and experience with aircraft instrumentation system design, implementation and application in flight test environment

  • Experience with data system design and acquisition, and instrumentation software, and demonstrated ability to provide technical solutions to a wide range of instrumentation challenges as they arise

  • Experience in Mission Control Room support, Pre-flight and Post-flight activities, on and off-site anomaly troubleshooting, modification direction and oversight along with generating engineering instructions for all instrumentation related activities, interfacing with system and program design teams, as well as suppliers, in support of instrumentation system requirements definition and implementation

  • Knowledge and experience with TTC CAIS and Network based data acquisition components

  • IADS S/W suite, MATLAB and Microsoft Office tools are highly desired

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-functional teams, plan and organize personnel and task assignments, evaluate requirements in support of proposal development, and understand/utilize the basic tenants of project management are highly desired

  • Experience with aircraft instrumentation systems, data systems design and acquisition

  • Must possess a working knowledge of electronics and experience in electronics troubleshooting techniques and tools, including multi-meters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and other common laboratory equipment

  • Experience with troubleshooting or using pressure transducers, strain gages, and or accelerometers

Typical Education/Experience: 

Mid-Level (level 3)

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.

Senior (level 4)

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 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience).

In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

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.


This position is for 1st shift.


This is a union-represented position.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.  Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.  

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.  

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.  

Summary pay range for mid-level: $102,000-$150,000

Summary pay range for senior level: $121,550-$179,000

Applications for this position will be accepted until June 5, 2024.

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.


Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

Export Control Requirement:

U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

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Individual Contributor - 3

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Job Code:

6L9BI3 (64C)

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