Boeing Liaison Director

Engineering Kirkland, Washington


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

Key Responsibilities:

-  Support Gogo Engineering, Aircraft Engineering, Legal and other groups’ activity to accomplish linefit offerability on Gogo’s first Boeing production airframe, in the shortest possible time.

-  Drive the Boeing TPM to accomplish linefit offerability on all Boeing modification airframes, in the priority sequence required by Gogo commercial teams.

-  Establish relations with the Boeing post-delivery modification/retrofit services teams to exploit post-production modification of target airframes via Service Bulletin, where advantageous to Gogo business objectives.

-  Be the champion of Boeing relations within Gogo.  Ensure the Boeing culture, business motivation, requirements and processes are understood by relevant groups in Gogo.

- Support the portfolio team to for proposal responses for any RFI/RFP, and technical requests once selected into the technology review efforts. Support customer facing meetings as required to ensure confidence in Gogo to the customers.

-  Work in concert with other Boeing liaison counterpart(s).

 Qualifications / Skills :


This position requires a demonstrable understanding of aeronautical engineering, OEM business process, and post-delivery modification teams.  Beyond technical competence in these areas, the individual must have/be :

  • BS or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline (preferred engineering).
  • 10 plus years’ experience with a relevant employer, ideally working on linefit projects.  E.g. with a OEM or vendor in the In Flight Entertainment, inflight connectivity or other linefit systems space.
  • Proven ability to manage a strategic relationship with a large multi-functional and matrix organized team.
  • Demonstrated past experience working as a liaison between Aerospace suppliers and the OEM
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively establish, execute and report on projects.  Able to handle multiple programs in parallel.
  • Understanding of the process to establish a business as an approved OEM supplier.
  • Have driven the establishment of a new supplier supporting an OEM at global locations.
  • Self-starter; able to work effectively without constant supervision & remotely from the corporation.
  • Seasoned professional; able to interact with people at all levels of the partner organization and inside Gogo.
  • Excellent communicator; via presentation, speech and writing with a clear understanding of the Boeing legal contracts and NOE effort.
  • Familiarity with relevant Quality standards and aircraft manufacturing processes.
  • Contract management and negotiation experience would be an asset.
Ability to travel internationally approximately 20%- 40% of a year

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared for a dynamic ride with people who are passionate about what they’re building. 

Gogo is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  The EEO is the law and is available here.