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Lead Software Engineer - Phantom Works

Fleet, England Job ID 00000392262 Category Engineering - Software Post Date Nov. 06, 2023
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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.

Lead Software Engineer - Phantom Works

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.


Phantom Works is the applied technology development division of The Boeing Company. We operate with agility and speed, creating new capability through modelling, simulation and prototyping. We work on exciting fast-paced projects and are responsible for delivering next generation prototypes of future Boeing products and services.

Boeing Phantom Works Global is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to lead our growing Software Engineering team in Fleet, reporting to the UK Senior Manager.

You will work within an interdisciplinary group of Software Engineers, Systems Engineers and Military Operations Analysts to spearhead the modelling and simulation of advanced future concepts and development of next-generation autonomous platforms. This will range from early concept definition through to developing final software solutions and products, working hand-in-hand with analysts and a range of Defence and Government customers.


  • Lead and direct the technical activities of the Software Engineering team
  • Work effectively within an agile development environment and as part of wider multi-disciplinary team, flexing your involvement beyond your familiar areas of expertise
  • Ensure quality and configuration control of the team’s deliverables. Manage our software toolsets and licenses to ensure consistently high performance
  • Maintain your technical edge. Interpret mathematical and physics-based engineering concepts and guide the team to implement as software models and algorithms in proprietary simulation environments
  • Plan, manage and account for your time and the team’s time. Anticipate issues which might affect the team’s delivery progress and proactively address these. Lead project and sprint planning sessions
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with our Operational Analysts and subject matter experts across the business. Work closely with our colleagues in Australia, North America and other global offices
  • Connect with key stakeholders at all levels of our business, customer organisations and supply partners. Share and clearly articulate complex software concepts with peers and non-engineering colleagues, such that others can easily understand, build and evolve your ideas collaboratively
  • Write project documentation to a high standard in English. Produce and confidently deliver impactful presentations to internal and external audiences
  • Drive your career development proactively as part of a supportive review and feedback process. Identify and undertake learning and development opportunities and actively manage a professional development plan
  • Provide input into team strategy discussions, taking shared responsibility for the team’s growth, capability development, and success. Spearhead continuous improvement our team’s processes and enhancement of our toolsets
  • Mentor our highly-talented Software Engineers, being a role model and demonstrating Continuous Professional Development.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

We are looking for people across a wide range of career backgrounds who are looking for a new challenge and willing to try something different. Please apply even if you only meet some of the points below:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or similarly related degree, or equivalent industry background
  • Recent experience in a Software technical leadership role
  • Experience in leading software development cycles using agile methodologies with DevOps processes and toolchains (e.g. Atlassian suite, GitLab, or equivalent)
  • At least 10 years’ experience in programming and software design with knowledge of modern C++ principles, practice, frameworks and libraries
  • Proficient in other languages such as Javascript, Python or experience using Unreal Engine
  • Experience in software requirements analysis, functional analysis, software design and development, and software integration and test
  • Support Verification and Validation and testing activities
  • Experience using both Windows and Linux operating systems


Full time (37.5 hours, Monday to Friday), hybrid working (remote/office) options are supported.

The Boeing benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Competitive salary and annual incentive plans

  • Continuous learning - you’ll develop the approach and skills to navigate whatever comes next

  • Success as defined by you - we’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way

  • Diverse and inclusive culture - you’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs

  • 23 days plus UK public holidays and a Winter Break between Christmas and New Year

  • Pension Plan with up to 10% employer contribution

  • Company paid BUPA Medical Plan

  • Short Term Sickness: 100% pay for the first 26 weeks

  • Long Term Sickness: 66.67% of annual salary from 27th week

  • 6x annual salary life insurance

  • Learning Together Programme to support your on-going personal and career development

  • Access to Boeing’s Well Being Programs, tool and incentives

  • Adoption and parental leave options

BPSS is required

Important information regarding this requisition:

This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and problem solvers. Bold innovators and futurists. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

All information will be checked and verified.

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; race, color, ethnicity, 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. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: conducting interviews in accessible locations that accommodate mobility needs, encouraging candidates to bring and use any existing assistive technology such as screen readers and offering flexible interview formats such as virtual or phone interviews.

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