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Powerplant System - Design Engineer

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic

Centennial, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023

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 a Powerplant System Design Engineer to join our team. You will be working as part of the Powerplant System Team developing system architecture for the Overture aircraft. Work would be related to one or more of the following subsystems: Fire Protection, Oxygen, Environmental Controls, Liquid Cooling, Fuel, and/or Fuel Tank Inerting.


  • Responsible for developing powerplant related subsystems through requirements development, design, and verification activities including qualification and systems level testing
  • Define requirements and applicable design for subsystems to ensure compliance with 14CFR Part 25 regulatory certification requirements
  • Carry out trade studies of subsystems to identify the right solution for Overture.
  • Collaborate with other team members and suppliers throughout the Overture design, integration, and certification activities.
  • Collaborates with cross functional team(s) to develop and validate interface requirements
  • Provide input in identifying Aircraft and System FHAs


  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics with 5 or more years of experience in aerospace or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in the design, development, aircraft integration and certification of aircraft systems
  • Experience with performing calculations and analysis for trade studies and down selecting solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying technical requirements
  • Knowledge of FAA Part 23/25 regulatory requirements and Advisory Circulars related to associated aircraft systems
  • Experience creating 3D Catia models
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills,
  • The ability to interface and communicate effectively with different groups and levels of leadership internally and externally
  • Superb organizational skills and acute attention to detail

Highly Desirable

  • Advanced surface lofting experience with CATIA
  • Experience with environmental qualification per DO-160
  • Experience on at least one aircraft program from initial concept through flight and certification
  • Experience with aircraft system safety processes and documentation (FHA/PASA/SSA)
  • Coordination with suppliers from development phase to equipment qualification and certification
  • Willingness to investigates new/emerging technologies for application on the Overture
  • Experience with development of supersonic aircraft technologies
  • Experience with electrical ECS Systems
  • Experience with Liquid Cooling Systems (LCS)


The Base Salary Range for this position is $102,000 - $138,000. 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.

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.