Propulsion System, Controls Engineer - Technical Specialist 2

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic

Centennial, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is transforming air travel with Overture, the world’s fastest airliner — optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability. Serving both civil and government markets, Overture will fly at twice the speed of today’s airliners and is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Boom’s vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible.

Are you passionate about building the supersonic future? Come join the team and help us make aviation history!

Role Overview

Boom is seeking an Engine Controls Engineer to join our team. You will be working as part of the Symphony Propulsion Team developing the engine controls architecture for the Symphony Integrated Power Plant System (IPPS). Work would be related to the full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system for the Symphony engine


  • Lead the development of the FADEC system hardware and software including definition of controller electronics, sensors, effectors, and engine control law
  • Define hardware and software requirements to ensure compliance with FAA Part 25 and 33 regulatory certification requirements
  • Author system development, validation and verification plans for development assurance
  • Lead design and evaluation of control law for favorable dynamic behavior
  • Lead control system testing efforts including desktop simulation, hardware-in-loop (HIL), engine commissioning, and model correlation
  • Collaborate with other team members and suppliers throughout the design, integration, and certification activities.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team(s) to develop and validate requirements
  • Make technical decisions with minimal supervision

Required Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering
  • Minimum 10+ years of aerospace industry experience in engine controls or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience
  • Expert knowledge of feedback control system hardware and software
  • Experience with authoring, validating, and verifying control system technical requirements
  • Knowledge of and experience with FAA Part 25 and/or Part 33 regulatory requirements and Advisory Circulars related to engine controls
  • Knowledge of and experience with safety assessment process, methods, and analyses (FHA, PASA, SSA) used in safety assessments
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • The ability to interface and communicate effectively with different groups and levels of leadership internally and externally

Preferred Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge in application of SAE ARP4754 and ARP4761
  • Experience with environmental qualification per DO-160
  • Experience with model-based development per DO-331
  • Experience in Software/Hardware Audits (DO-178 and DO-254)
  • Coordination with suppliers from development phase to hardware/software qualification and certification
  • Experience with development of supersonic aircraft technologies


The Base Salary Range for this position is $120,000 - $165,000. Actual salaries will vary based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Boom’s total rewards package for employees. Other rewards may include performance bonuses, long term incentives/equity, an open PTO policy, and many other progressive benefits.

Application Deadline - 6/28/2024

ITAR Requirement

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.