Position Overview:

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Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center (BIETC) is based in Bangalore, India and is engaged in the development of advanced aerospace and aviation technologies, products and services. We have an immediate opening for an experienced Software Engineering Manager for software engineering. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Commercial Aviation Services group in Boeing India. The hired candidate will manage a team of engineers to provide technology solutions to develop, maintain and improve all designated applications to deliver crew management software for airline customers globally. Provides oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes.

Position Responsibilities:

Leading and Managing the Flight Domain Digital Solutions related projects in BGS DSA portfolio. The selected individual will be a part of the BIE Software team in Boeing India.

  •  Manages employees performing engineering and technical activities in the area of Software Engineering. Develops and executes project and process plans, implements policies and procedures and sets operational goals. Acquires resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements.
  • Create and implement best practice, vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Oversee all projects simultaneously, tracking and guiding to complete on time and within budget
  • Responsible for all projects, from initial identification, investigation and concept development through to delivering cost effective useable solutions to develop producible products for the future
  • Work with the wider engineering community to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels including other companies, universities and research institutes
  • Lead innovation and development through strong technical market awareness
  • Keep abreast of all industry standards, regulations and potential changes
  • Ensure continued compliance and suitable documentation processes
  • Articulate innovation and research and development processes
  • Define and improve test processes to feed into the innovation process
  • Ensure the highest levels of compliance and technical documentation in line with industry protocols
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility
  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization
  • Implement and manage continuous improvement principals by highlighting deficiencies and implementing changes in training, working practices and processes
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Develops project or operational plans aligned with department’s objectives. Implements plans to ensure business, technical and customer requirements are achieved. Assigns authority and responsibilities to employees to execute the plan. Reviews plans’ execution, makes appropriate adjustments, and resolves issues. Monitors appropriate metrics to ensure performance to plan.
  • Obtains and manages facilities, services, equipment, and tools to meet project and daily operating requirements. Acquires, deploys and schedules personnel to meet project and operational objectives. Reviews, approves and implements facility, equipment and service plans to maximize productivity and ensure safety, security, environmental and regulatory compliance. Coordinates with providers to achieve timely delivery of resources.
  • Forecasts resource needs and makes hiring decisions. Coaches, counsels, mentors and provides developmental opportunities and job assignments to enhance employee performance and expand capabilities. Ensures emloyees are working effectively with all development teams. Provides on-going developmental feedback. Makes compensation recommendations in regards to hiring salaries and salary review actions. Recognizes contributions of individuals and teams to improve employee satisfaction and retain a skilled and motivated workforce. Enforces company rules and policies regarding ethical behavior, safety, security, use of company property, time charging, etc.
  • Provides technical direction and guidance to others regarding approved processes, tools, technology and skills for own projects or processes. Communicates the development processes (including Iterative and Agile) to employees, as well as the role of the software engineer in these processes. Ensures workgroup products or processes meet customer, company, quality, industry and regulatory requirements. Provides approval of workgroup technical approaches, products and processes.
  • Leads / drives innovation initiatives to beat the competition and creating ideas for growth.
  • Develops workgroup, project or operational goals, objectives and related metrics to ensure alignment with Company vision/strategy. Measures progress, making adjustments as needed. Holds direct reports accountable for achieving goals. Achieves goals for productivity, quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Establishes partnerships and relationships with internal customers, stakeholders, peers and direct reports.
  • Conveys organizational messages to facilitate the accomplishment of workgroup, project or process goals. Proactively communicates with employees, peers (e.g., fellow first-level managers) and customers. Keeps others informed by communicating project status, conducting and participating in team meetings, providing presentations and listening to employee concerns and suggestions. Communicates policies and directives to enhance employee awareness of expectations.
  • This position will engage with internal and external stakeholders, maintain relationships/partnerships with customers, peers and partners to develop strategies, goals and objectives that are consistent with the Digital Aviation organization strategy.
  • This position will acquire resources for departmental activities, develop and administer budgets, schedules and performance standards, as well as lead process improvements to meet the requirements of internal stakeholders.
  • This position will also provide periodic updates to senior management in the form of progress reports, project summaries, and other related documents.
  • This position represents Boeing in interactions with senior leaders from Indian Industry, academia, Indian Government organizations, and Boeing’s partners in India.
  • This position will support initiatives of Boeing India Engineering and Technology organization related to employee development, customer engagement, strategic relations, Government interactions, etc.
  • This position will require some travel within India and internationally.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience)

  • 12 to 15 years of experience with at least last 3 years as a people manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Mathematics, or Engineering is required and Master’s degree is preferred. A post graduate degree in management would be a plus.
  • Candidates with experience in Aerospace/Aviation domain will be highly preferred.
  • Experience working in a global organization is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Past experience of managing operational decision support & monitoring software which involves , productivity and operational performance of airlines
  • Experience in managing the vendors/suppliers.
  • Past experience in driving innovation and product enhancements.
  • Skilled in advising and mentoring staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational challenges.
  • Ability to understand and communicate with technical experts over a wide range of technical topics.
  • Knowledge of aviation industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures that typically affect individual subordinate employees, skills and abilities required by subordinate employees to accomplish organizational responsibilities.
  • Past experience related to Aeronautical data / Aerospace / Aviation domain will be plus.
  • Understands the structured, iterative, and agile software development processes.
  • Ability to clearly direct software engineering activities to employees to help ensure project success.
  • Skilled in advising a unit regarding tasks, projects and operations. Experience leading technical software development teams of 15 or more.
  • Technical and Project Management skills to lead a diverse team consisting of Boeing personnel and partners to build and deliver quality software products on schedule and within budget.
  • Must be results-driven and have a strong bottom-line orientation.
  • Teamwork is important in this position; individual must have strong teambuilding skills. Must have demonstrated ability to accomplish results through direct reports, colleagues in other parts of Boeing, and partners, even when they are not direct reports. Ability to work well on virtual teams across multiple time-zones.
  • Must be flexible, with a high tolerance for organizational complexity and ability to work with partners from within Boeing and outside.
  • Strategic thinking and execution – must be able to develop comprehensive product and customer intelligence / knowledge, and communicate with appropriate stakeholders, identify capacity/capability to perform current and projected engineering work statement and research, conduct any partner / supplier evaluations and assessments regarding their ability to perform these activities.
  • Communication – strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to prepare comprehensive reports, proposals, Statements of Work, and connect technology to business considerations (e.g., ROI). Candidate must be fluent in English, and have expertise in using MS Office tools.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with a positive attitude, high ethics, and a track record of working successfully under pressure in a time-constrained environment.
  • Must be able to mentor team members and partners to accomplish project and departmental goals and objectives.

Typical Education & Experience:

  • 12 to 15 years of experience with at least last 3 years as a people manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Mathematics, or Engineering is required and Master’s degree is preferred. A post graduate degree in management would be a plus.

Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process.

Experience Level

Contingent Upon Program Award
No, this position is not contingent upon program award

Full time

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