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DCN Portfolio Manager Deputy Chief Engineer-BOEING

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing’s Disruptive Computing & Network (DC&N) team is seeking a DC&N Portfolio Manager / Deputy Chief Engineer to help create world class, next generation disruptive systems and technologies. You will be part of an amazing, collaborative team working on a portfolio of research projects, including proprietary projects. You will work with multiple engineering disciplines and a wide range of functional support groups, on exciting research, development, and operational efforts.

This position can be based out of El Segundo, CA or Huntington Beach, CA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Tukwila, WA or Fairfax, VA.

This position requires demonstrated experience in quantum technologies, high-fidelity digital twin technologies, a diverse background of project management experience, and the clear exhibition of superior judgment and decision making to engineer new solutions and support existing capabilities.  Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking skills and exceptional troubleshooting capabilities are required.

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the integrated planning, strategy development, program management, and technical oversight of a portfolio composed of multiple research, development, prototyping, or demonstration projects, each intended to develop future, next generation capabilities for Boeing.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a portfolio (i.e., multiple) DC&N quantum technology research projects, including

    • Budget planning and execution

    • Staffing – identify staffing needs, develop staffing plan, onboarding, coordinate with functional / homeroom managers

    • Strategy development, alignment, execution, and communication

    • Program/project management and oversight

      • Serve as blend of program manager and chief engineer

      • Technical and programmatic milestone development

      • Milestone planning, risk management, and execution management

      • Work with project technical leads to ensure that teams are performing to capability

      • Identify shortcomings and develop solutions to remedy them

    • As appropriate, ensure development of unique Design Practices

    • Develop, adapt, and implement appropriate processes / procedures to ensure high quality output of all projects and disseminate as appropriate throughout DC&N and ET&T

  • Coordinate DC&N activities with BR&T, especially in areas with substantial overlap of personnel or facilities

  • Coordinate DC&N activities with support organizations, ensure successful collaboration to further project objectives, including at a minimum:

    • Finance Supplier Management

    • IT Communications

    • Legal (and IPM) Facilities

    • Government Operations Global Engagement

  • Ensure effective interactions with Business Units and Enterprise

    • Articulate strategy, programmatic objectives, and technical capabilities under development

    • Identify high leverage opportunities for DC&N projects to address Business Unit challenges, limitations, or constraints

    • Ensure insertion of DC&N technologies and future capabilities onto strategic roadmaps

    • Develop, negotiate, and ensure success of specific technology transitions between DC&N projects and Business Unit programs

  • Ensure effective collaboration with current and future business partners

    • Manage supplier relationships to ensure successful project execution

    • Develop relationships with potential future business partners / suppliers

    • Construct effective agreements with business partners to meet strategic objectives

  • Ensure effective communications with government customers

    • Shape future contracted research and development efforts

    • Position DC&N / BR&T / Boeing to be competitive for future CRAD efforts

    • Develop good working relationships with government decision makers in areas of relevance for DC&N

  • Ensure effective communication with the general public

    • Position Boeing to be competitive in hiring talented individuals with relevant technical backgrounds

    • Identify and develop relationships with key technical individuals

    • Develop outreach effort to communicate DC&N / BR&T / Boeing accomplishments to potential future employees (students, employees at competitors / suppliers / government, etc.)

This position requires the ability to apply for a U.S. Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required) and ability to complete a CI (Counter Intelligence) polygraph after employment start.

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

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or other technical degree

  • 1+ years of experience with quantum information science and technology as well as familiar with related engineering disciplines such as mechanical, thermal, electrical, computer, and systems engineering

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 10 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience


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.

Shift Work Statement:

This position is for 1st shift.

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 Min – Max: $191,000 – $258,000


Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a U.S. Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. U.S. Person includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

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.

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