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The Boeing Company Senior Training Systems P-8 Test Pilot / SME in Hazelwood, Missouri

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the seabed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.

Boeing Training and Professional Services is looking for a

Training Systems P-8 Pilot Subject Matter Expert

to support Boeing Global Services in

Saint Louis, MO .  The selected candidate will support software delivery testing and device acceptance testing for the Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) devices, as well as, follow-on software upgrades to those devices.  The candidate may cross train to other devices as well.  The candidate will be asked to support test activities for P-8A U.S. Navy and P-8 Foreign Military Sales training devices to include software and hardware acceptance testing at facilities in St. Louis, MO; Jacksonville, FL; Whidbey Island, WA and Australia with new customers and devices including India, Korea, UK, New Zealand, and NATO.

Position Responsibilities:

Applies extensive job practices, techniques, standards, principles, theories, and concepts. Has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Recognized as a job expert within the department/organization.

Provides technical solutions to complex problems that require ingenuity and creativity.

Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed for desired results from a relatively long-term perspective.

Guides the successful completion of aspects of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Erroneous decisions or recommendations may result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.

Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Write Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs)

Work with P-8 Simulator supplier to perform testing prior to delivery to Boeing on flight simulator to ensure quality is high

Perform testing on simulator once converted from a 737 to a P-8 to ensure the simulator functions as per the aircraft in a Level D environment

Test previously discovered discrepancies to ensure they were in fact fixed

Write test reports

Support development teams as the SME related to Flight Operations

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. secret clearance Post Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

Experience piloting the P-8, to include Air-to-Air Refueling

Ability to travel domestically and internationally 25% of the time

Ability to work flexible hours, overtime and occasional weekends when necessary

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

Ability to test and be familiar with anti-submarine/anti-ship capabilities of the P-8 in the flight simulator.

Pilot Instructor experience in P-8A, P-3C, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787, C-40, C-17, KC-135 (and other 707 variants), KC-10, C-5, C-141 or other airborne Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) capable platform.

Experience operating and instructing in flight simulators.

Experience testing and certifying to Level D standards.

Operational experience with deployed P-8A or P-3C.

P-8 training systems experience.

Experience using P-8A Aircrew Training Devices such as WTT, PTT, OFT, MSDT, Electronic Classrooms

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

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 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.


Referral to this job is eligible for bonus

Bonus amount: US dollars (USD) $4,000

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. 

At Boeing, diversity, equity, and inclusion are enduring company values. We strive to live these values every day not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because our success depends on it. The company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion means providing a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful and equitable, with opportunities for personal and professional development.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.