Posted On Apr 17

Associate Nuclear Surety Engineer


Location : Hill AFB, UT

Headquarters : United States"

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Experience : Mid Level

Job Description

The Missile and Weapon Systems (MWS) Engineering team is seeking an innovative Associate Nuclear Surety Engineering (Level 2) candidate for the Strategic Deterrence Systems (SDS) business in Ogden / Layton UT. This is a contingent position for the anticipated GSSC2 program. This position is multi-disciplinary and includes activities in design, engineering, test, certification, and close coordination with product cyber security and other engineering disciplines. In this role, the candidate will be responsible for and have the opportunity to support a wide array of Nuclear Surety, Safety, and Security compliance, design, development, analysis, assessment, testing, and reporting activities. In performing this role, the candidate will engage directly with a number of other engineering disciplines as an integral member to assure that our products provide positive measures to prevent deliberate-unauthorized or inadvertent nuclear weapon functionality. This will include providing adequate physical security to protect the nuclear asset.

The SDS team will be responsible for requirements, safety, security and design compliance which will require assessment and evaluation skills. The role of this team is to assure that architectures provide positive measures to prevent deliberate-unauthorized or inadvertent nuclear weapon functionality while providing adequate physical security to protect the nuclear asset. Encompassing the Nuclear Surety pillars of DoDD 3150.02 is paramount to assure the safety of the United States’ Nuclear Enterprise. Nuclear Surety Certification is a part of Operational Safety, Suitability, and Effectiveness (OSS&E), as directed by AFI 63-1201, Life Cycle System Engineering. Other areas this team will cover are Air Force Instruction (AFI) 63-125 “Air Force Nuclear Certification Program”, the AFI 91-XXX series instructions, and the detailed design criteria provided by Air Force Manual (AFMAN) 91-118 and 91-119.

This Position is Contingent Upon GSSC2 Contract Award.

Other job responsibilities may include:

  • Successful candidates will apply an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to the full range of Nuclear Surety activities required to plan, develop, integrate, and verify for future certification Weapon Systems design including the activities of: Hardware/Software/System Level requirements derivation, development, flow-down, and management; verification planning; test procedure development, conduct, and analysis; and interface development and management. The results of these activities provide the basis for Nuclear Surety requirements analysis, certification planning, and certification package content.

  • Successful candidates will apply a rigorous systems approach considering: concepts of operation, system-of-system interactions, and a number of multi-disciplinary engineering skillsets to ensure the products, platforms, and overall weapon system is safe, secure, and assured.

  • The selected candidates will also be responsible for developing innovative approaches to collecting, managing, and efficiently correlating the large volume of data required as part of the Nuclear Surety process. The candidate will need to develop close relationships with multiple program teams, engineering teams, and customer organizations across several geographic locations in order to influence, negotiate, and ensure timely completion of Nuclear Surety activities and a System Level Nuclear Surety solution. The candidate will also help develop early-career employees on the team through mentoring, coaching, and project leadership skills related to integration and certification.

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

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • This position requires an ABET accredited engineering degree

  • Previous Nuclear Surety or Certification experience with AFI 91-XXX series instructions

  • 3+ years of experience with Systems engineering/architecture.

  • Willingness to travel at least 10% of the time as required

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance

  • Previous experience in the defense or aerospace industry

  • Previous experience in Nuclear Surety or Certification/Test or System Architect or Hardware Design

  • Previous experience with Nuclear Command & Control enterprise

  • Previous experience in related engineering fields and integration of those fields into a system or product, such as electronics, networks, computing platforms, and weapons platforms

  • Previous experience with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) principles, CAMEO Requirements Modeler, databases (e.g. Access, SQL, DOORS), scripting languages, and other analysis environments is desirable

  • Must possess good organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills

  • Highly motivated and must work well in a team environment

  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Must have demonstrated a strong work ethic and sense of urgency for completing assigned work with a history of meeting commitments

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 2 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. Master). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position does not offer relocation. 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


This position is for 1st shift

Additional Verbiage:

This is a union-represented position.