Boeing Names Former Tesla, SpaceX Exec Jinnah Hosein to New Software Engineering Role

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Jinnah Hosein, Boeing

The Boeing Co. has tapped Jinnah Hosein as vice president of software engineering, effective immediately.

In this newly created role, Hosein will focus on software for products and services and report to Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and senior vice president of engineering, test and technology.

“The continued advances in software makes excellence in software engineering an imperative for our business,” Hyslop said. “Jinnah will be charged with defining and leading Boeing’s strategy for software engineering, which includes providing capabilities, technologies, processes and secure and accurate systems to meet the needs of all our customers across the entire product life cycle.”

Before joining Boeing, Hosein was vice president of software engineering for Aurora, a self-driving vehicle company, in Palo Alto, California. He has also held leadership roles at SpaceX, where he led software development for Falcon, Falcon Heavy, Dragon, Crew Dragon and other flight vehicles, and at Tesla, where he helped develop autopilot software.

“Safety, quality and integrity underpin the mission of our software engineering team, and building on this solid foundation, Jinnah will be a transformational leader for Boeing,” said Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun. “Jinnah’s broad experience and fresh perspective will elevate our performance and accelerate the important work we’ve already begun in this area.” 

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