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The Boeing Company Senior Engineering Manager, Microelectronics Research & Technology - Solid State Electronics Development in Tukwila, Washington

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Within BR&T’s Mission System Technologies (MST) organization, Boeing’s Solid State Electronics Development (SSED) Capability Technology Team (CTT) performs microelectronics technology development and design for aerospace & defense systems. We develop digital, analog, and RF Systems on Chip (SoCs) for radar, navigation, electronic warfare, communications, processing, and other electronic systems. These systems are used on Boeing airborne, terrestrial, and satellite platforms. Designs are implemented with state of the art semiconductor process technologies including CMOS, GaAs, GaN, and SiGe. SSED uses external wafer fabrication but performs design (architecture, RTL, synthesis, circuits, physical design, verification, packaging and test) in house. SSED has numerous microelectronics projects, funded both by internal Boeing customers and external Government Science and Technology (S&T) customers. SSED’s large staff of microelectronics engineers conduct research and designs microelectronics hardware in support of these projects.

The Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) Mission System Technologies (MST) organization is seeking a Senior Engineering Manager for Microelectronics Research & Technology, to lead the Solid State Electronics Development (SSED) Capability Technology Team (CTT). The successful candidate will manage and build SSED organizational talent with a team of highly educated engineers and scientists, and have responsibility for personnel and infrastructure in Tukwila, WA and Huntington Beach, CA.

In pursuit of Boeing's research interests, the successful candidate will initiate and improve cross functional partnerships with others inside and outside Boeing to realize mutual benefit. They will help others understand the vision and values of the organization and will translate it into actionable research plans. The successful candidate will consistently recognize a wide range of risks, opportunities, and issues and determine whether action is needed to ensure organizational success. They will work in partnership with portfolio managers within and outside of Mission System Technologies to devise technology development strategies and ensure necessary resources are available to execute projects and programs.

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:

  • Manages employees and mid-level managers performing engineering and technical activities in the areas of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

  • Develops and executes integrated organizational plans, policies and procedures

  • Acquires resources for organizational activities, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements.

  • Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports.

  • Provides oversight and approval of processes.

  • Manages, develops and motivates employees and mid-level managers.

  • Forecast, obtain and manage personnel, facilities, services, equipment and tools to meet project and organizational requirements.

  • Determine critical skills for the organization; develop and implement staffing and development plans to ensure necessary skills are available; ensure proper job classification of employees.

  • Set employee goals and objectives; evaluate performance to plan on a recurring basis; and provide a fair and equitable work environment.

This position requires an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skill/Experience):

  • Bachelors, Master of Science in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or similar or equivalent work experience

  • More than 3 years of experience in a management position

  • More than 3 years of experience in project management

  • More than 3 years of engineering research and development experience (or working in an advanced R&D environment)

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 5+ years of engineering experience in systems or electrical engineering, preferably in solid state electronics

  • Post-graduate degree

  • Experience with building organizational talent pipeline in software, electrical, or systems engineering

  • Experience in risk management and technical readiness assessment

  • Engineering processes knowledge in agile development and engineering laboratory operations

Relocation : This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility

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.

Shift : This position is for first shift

Vaccination Requirements:

Boeing is implementing new requirements for employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have an approved reasonable accommodation based on local legislation in several countries including U.S.-based employees.

Please refer here ( for current vaccination and/or reasonable accommodation requirements, and timelines based on location.

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.