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The Boeing Company Expert Airplane Systems Crew Operations Engineer in Everett, Washington

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is seeking an Expert level Airplane Systems Flight Deck Crew Operations Engineer (Level 4) to join our team in Everett, WA. This individual will work within the BCA, Flight Deck organization to develop, produce, deliver and support customers who fly Boeing airplanes.

We are a team that supports all Boeing models both in development and in airline service. These models include programs such as the 737MAX, 747-8, 767/KC-46A Tanker, 777/777F, 787, VC-25B Presidential Aircraft, the 777-9 family of airplanes, or all-new airplane(s) that our product development organization studies.

In Flight Deck, you will define the look and feel of the interface for the pilots. You will be responsible for that design from conception to the end of its service life. Come join a team of experts in flight operations, with unique knowledge of how flight crews operate our airplanes and what their needs, tasks, and constraints are. In this role, you will work closely with pilots from all over the world to deliver industry leading flight decks.

The successful Flight Deck team member has a passion for aviation and enjoys working with a team of pilots, engineers, Human Factors specialists, and customers who share that same passion.

Primary Responsibilities:

In flight deck you will perform a wide variety of dynamic and challenging work on existing and new flight decks, including:

  • Designing, testing, and certifying the look, feel, and operational behavior of the flight deck, from the early conceptual phase to supporting airplanes through their service life.

  • Establishing design requirements for changes and enhancements to the flight crew interface on existing or new commercial airplane models, and testing and implementing those enhancements.

  • Leading cross-functional reviews to understand airplane-level impacts of system failures and the associated flight deck effects and pilot actions.

  • Supporting product development efforts to identify new and emerging technologies to increase aviation safety and add value to our products or services.

  • Prototyping cockpit layouts using commercial and company-unique computing tools, and validating design requirements and flight deck design philosophies during test programs using analysis, flight deck simulators, and flight test airplanes.

  • Collaborating with pilots, designers, and systems engineers to ensure flight deck interfaces and flight management automation complements the cognitive, physical, sensory and ergonomic capabilities of our pilots.

  • Ensuring practical application of Boeing Flight Deck and human factors design principles, commonality and integration with other mission objectives.

We are seeking individuals with a background/experience in Airplane or Vehicle systems. Desired skills include (but are not limited to): airplane system functions: hydraulics, brakes, landing gear, propulsion, electrical, doors, etc., fault / failure alerting, or failure effects and analysis.

Engineers in this position are expected to independently work assignments, collaborate with teammates, and receive tasking from a lead engineer. The r engineer in this position is also expected to leverage their aircraft, system, and operational knowledge to work under general direction only, and to provide training and mentorship for team members within the flight deck team.

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

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited course of study in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

  • 5+ years of technical experience in an aerospace engineering environment.

  • Some travel may be required, either domestic or international. Frequent travel to other local Puget Sound sites is required.

  • Airplane Systems engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Mechanical Hydraulics (Hydraulics, Brakes, or Landing Gear), Propulsion (Propulsion, Fuels), Environmental Control Systems, Electrical (Electrical Power, Electronic Sub-Systems), Doors, Flight Controls, or Avionics.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience in requirements development, design, analysis, validation & verification processes per ARP4754A

  • Experience with safety analysis including: Functional Hazard Assessments (FHAs) or System Safety Assessments (SSAs), equivalent airplane level analyses, or similar per ARP4761.

  • Flight operations experience

  • Pilot certification or experience

Typical Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree and typically 9 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 7 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 4 or more years' experience in an engineering classification. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

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.

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment:

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.


This is for 1st shift


This is a union-represented position.

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.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $128,350 – $173,650

Equal Opportunity Employer:

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.

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.