Want to help build the friendly skies -- or the not-so-friendly skies?
Aerospace giant Boeing Corp. is hiring technology workers throughout the U.S. Two of its key hiring areas right now, according to its careers website, are in its commercial airline unit (friendly) and its defense and security operations (less friendly).
There's still time to be considered for positions that will help build the 787 Dreamliner, the next generation of Boeing commercial aircraft. Candidates who apply via Boeing's website by Oct. 27 can participate in a job fair in Gulfport, Miss. in December, that will be used to help fill jobs in its North Charleston, South Carolina manufacturing facility. That location has several openings right now for systems engineers.
This week the company added a sixth and final airplane to its test fleet of 787 Dreamliners as it prepares the aircraft for commercial use.
Boeing is also hiring technology workers in Virginia, where it makes electronics and other systems for U.S. military applications. Its website currently lists 32 jobs for software developers, engineers, system administrators and database administrators at its locations in Chantilly, Herndon and Springfield.
But be forewarned: Many of the jobs require top-level security clearances and/or polygraph tests.
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