Are you looking at the vast landscape of technology professions and trying to see where you fit in? Would you like to take a few jobs out for a test drive to see if it's right for you - or just to build skills that you would like in your toolset? Boeing IT is currently hiring talented and motivated college graduates into the IT Career Foundation Program (ITCFP). This is a rotation program where participants will be assigned challenging work assignments and be mentored by technology professionals who provide industry leading solutions. You will assist in delivering best in class technological solutions to our business, our partners, and our customers. You will be assigned tasks that will help you apply and expand on the skills you have developed at school and will assist in building a solid foundation for your future career with Boeing. Participants in the program will be exposed to software development and sustainment, Boeing's IT infrastructure, customer engagement, and information security during three rotations of one year duration.
Boeing Information Technology is more than just the help desk. An organization of 8,000 employees, we support all aspects of The Boeing Company from Commercial Airplanes to Space and Defense Programs. We're responsible for business systems which support our finance, human resources and Boeing Capital Corporation. IT designs, deploys, operates and maintains the computing and telecommunications infrastructure for The Boeing Company. We also establish common processes, standards and procedures to use, protect and share information, and comply with government, regulatory and competitive obligations. We develop and sustain product systems which include our engineering, manufacturing, quality and supplier management organizations throughout The Boeing Company. We are able to accomplish these goals by investing in both our people and our leadership.
[ + ] Collaboration
Generally works effectively and cooperatively with work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups; establishes and maintains good working relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions. Places higher priority on team and/or organization goals than on own goals. Normally offers to help work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups when they need assistance.
[ + ] Communication
Generally clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Usually keeps the audience engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. Frames the message in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Generally seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Accurately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
[ + ] Customer Focus
Considers customers and their needs when performing and/or working with others on routine tasks; supports others and occasionally becomes directly involved in developing and sustaining customer relationships; assists more experienced employees in seeking information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; prepares information which more experienced employees will share with customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities; considers how day-to-day actions or plans affect customers; responds quickly to help others address customer needs and resolve problems.
[ + ] Decision Making
Recognizes a variety of issues, problems, or opportunities in own and occasionally in other work groups and determines whether action is needed; identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities. Generally integrates information from a variety of sources; detects general trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships. Creates relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes. Generally formulates clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. Implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time. Generally includes work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.
[ + ] Work Standards
Strives to achieve a high level of quality, productivity, or service based on criteria established by supervisor/manager. Dedicates required time and energy to assignments or tasks to ensure that no aspect of the work is neglected; works to overcome obstacles to completing tasks or assignments. Accepts responsibility for outcomes (positive or negative) of one's work; admits mistakes and refocuses efforts when appropriate. Provides encouragement and support to others in accepting responsibility.
[ + ] Analytical Skills
Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the work group level.
[ + ] Project Leadership
General ability to accept and perform responsibilities and work assigned tasks as a project team member in support of the overall project. General ability to lead and direct the activities and resources of smaller assigned projects.
[ + ] Software Development Tools
General knowledge of general and software development and testing tools, capability and usage. Examples include compilers, linkers, debuggers, data analysis tools, graphical user interface builders, post processing tools, requirements management tools, and web authoring tools.
Basic Qualifications For Consideration
Do you currently, or will you by June 2014, meet the criteria described in the 'Typical Education / Experience' section of this requisition?
Technical bachelor's degree and typically 2 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.
Other Job related information
RESUME GUIDANCE: Applicants must state their major, cumulative grade point average (GPA) and graduation date in their resume. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for applicants to be considered. Candidates should be college students who are seeking a Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related Technology majors. This position is only open to those who will complete their degree by June of 2014.
RELOCATION: Candidates who qualify will be offered a competitive relocation package.
WORK LOCATION: The program participants are grouped by region (which include the work locations identified in this requisition). Selected candidates will be extended an offer in one of the three locations: Puget Sound (includes Bellevue, Everett, Renton, and Seattle) , St. Louis, or North Charleston, SC. During the time of the interview, the team will ask candidates about preference on location, though no guarantees are made.
ROTATION STRUCTURE: This is a three year program which offers three one-year rotation assignments. The rotations are based within one of the regions listed above. There are options to voluntarily work at other offsite or international locations.
START DATE: We have a structured program for onboarding so selected participants must be available to begin work on June 27, 2014. There is a possibility for a select number of applicants to start in January 2014 if they finish their degree in December.
The Boeing Company (Boeing) is involved in the design, development, manufacture, sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services. The Company operates in five principal segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network and Space Systems (N&SS), Global Services and Support (GS&S) and Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC). BMA, N&SS and GS&S comprise the Company's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. The Other segment classification principally includes the activities of Engineering, Operations and Technology (EO&T), an advanced research and development organization focused on technologies, processes and the creation of new products. In December 2008, Boeing announced that it has completed its acquisition of Federated Software Group, whose engineering services and software system help track and distribute equipment and personnel for the United States Department of Defense.