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The Boeing Company Cruise Missile Software Manager in Saint Charles, Missouri

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To ensure compliance with President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, Boeing is implementing a new requirement for U.S.-based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021 (timing may vary in some states). Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process.

Individuals with approved accommodations will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

Boeing has implemented a new COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in Australia that requires all new Boeing Australia hires to show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved medical exception by 3 December 2021. For Victorian based employees, the compliance date is 26 November 2021.

All other global Boeing locations do not have a vaccination requirement at this time.

The BDS Missile & Weapon Systems division is seeking a Cruise Missiles Software Manager in St. Charles, MO. This Software Manager will lead a team of software engineers in the Cruise Missile Systems organization, which produces long-range precision-guided missiles such as the Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM ER).

This position will manage multiple software teams in the development of Operational Flight Software (OFS), engagement planning and launch control software, resident test software, and other real-time embedded software products that fulfill the mission processing functionality of the cruise missile system. The software engineers on these teams use a variety of languages, including Ada, C++, C#, Java, Qt, and Python; and develop software for a variety of target platforms and operating systems, including Linux, bare metal, and VxWorks.

The Cruise Missile Systems organization is a strong and growing business that produces world-class long-range precision-guided missiles, which are employed around the world to support the defense of the United States and more than 30 U.S. allied countries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage personnel resources to ensure a fully staffed and trained team is available

  • Drive technical planning and execution, including Earned Value Management (EVM) duties

  • Provide guidance and direction to team members to ensure Software Engineering Design Practices, Independent Verification & Validation, and other engineering excellence initiatives are understood and implemented

  • Drive continuous improvement to ensure the team consistently meets or exceeds planned cost, schedule, technical performance, safety, and quality targets

  • Interface directly with Navy customer counterparts for program software support

  • Support Program Management Reviews, Systems Engineering Technical Reviews, and the Enterprise Standard Gated Process

  • Manage multiple software development lab spaces in a secure computing environment

  • Perform Request for Proposal (RFP) review and software estimating activities to ensure contract budgets provide adequate support for software development tasks

  • Perform employee performance management and career development activities

  • Coordinate with other Boeing Engineering teams in the verification, validation, release and distribution of software products.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options. (St. Charles, MO)

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills / Experience):

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or chemistry

  • Ability to obtain Interim Secret US Security clearance (post-start)

  • At least 1 year of experience in a software leadership role

  • At least 5 years of experience in developing software in a team environment

Preferred Qualification (Desired Skills / Experience):

  • Experience or training with the Agile software development methodology

  • Experience or training with Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Experience with real-time embedded software development


Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

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.

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.