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Certification System Engineer Level 3 (00000407404)

Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (BDS) in Oklahoma City, is seeking mid level experienced and highly skilled to work as a Mid- Level Certification and Applicant Airworthiness System Engineer. 


Oklahoma City Certification Engineers uses Systems Engineering Principles to accomplish Military Airworthiness, FAA, and EASA certification efforts for commercial derivative and military aircraft modifications in support of their customers for development and modification programs in Oklahoma City.


The Boeing OKC site focuses on providing our customers' fleets with timely, high quality engineered modernization upgrades and modification solutions on a variety platforms such as government executive transports, surveillance and bomber aircraft. Our site offers diverse product opportunities in a dynamic workplace environment. Our goal is create an engaged certification engineering community focused on delivering innovative solutions and engineering excellence. Seeking Mid-Level Talent with a desire to learn and grow into a program certification expert, technical lead, DER, CVE, or ODA unit member as part of a career path​. This Level 3 position is located in Oklahoma City.


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


Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas: 

  • Maintaining certification plans and technical documents in support of regulatory compliance for FAA or EASA regulations.
  • Collaborate with the regulatory authority (FAA) and internal engineering team to establish the certification basis for the aircraft systems and equipment as well as the means of compliance.
  • Performs technical airworthiness planning and showing of compliance support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for complex total systems
  • Engaging with certification authorities to achieve mutually agreeable solutions.
  • Performing show compliance activities as a certification applicant for the program.
  • Building relationships and interfacing with other members of the program, subject matter experts, customers and suppliers to meet team objectives.
  • Review and coordination with other airworthiness engineers, ODA unit members, CVEs as well as internal engineering disciplines performed at all levels of total system.
  • Development of Issue Papers and/ELOS for new and novel equipment and systems
  • Participating in design and test lifecycle, providing input from the perspective of regulatory compliance.
  • Developing solutions for complex issues related to certification and leading team members accordingly.
  • Utilizing business tools and systems to research, analyze, and compile technical data.
  • Adapting to changing requirements and performing well in dynamic conditions.


Security Clearance / Export Control Requirements:

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):

  • 5+ years of engineering experience
  • FAA / MIL Certification and/or Airworthiness experience


Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with Military Airworthiness, FAA STC projects or EASA projects as an applicant.
  • Familiarity with development of Certification Plans, MIL Airworthiness checklist
  • Familiarity with showing of compliance to FAA/MIL Airworthiness regulations in a specific engineering discipline
  • Experience in Aerospace and Systems Engineering Process
  • Desire to be mentored by technical teams
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences using a variety of media to clearly convey information and ideas
  • A strong desire to support certification and airworthiness efforts as a program applicant
  • Have the career growth goal in certification/airworthiness engineering growth over multiple years of program execution, training, and process development
  • The desire to learn and grow into a certification expert, technical lead, DER, CVE, or ODA unit member as part of a career path
  • Strong desire to execute to aggressive execution schedules and be proactive in continuing to train and grow in the certification skill set


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.



This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Basic relocation is available for internal candidates, based on candidate eligibility.


Shift Work Statement:

This position is for 1st shift


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 90,950-123,050


Applications for this position will be accepted until March 11, 2024


Additional Information:

If you have an engineering degree from an ABET accredited college and are not currently working in the aerospace sector in Oklahoma, you may qualify for a $5000 tax credit from the state of Oklahoma for up to five years.  Click here for more information on the tax credit.