Who developed the Boeing 737 MAX's flawed software? Low-paid temp workers - Read this...
The move to outsource was centered on cost-cutting
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July 1, 2019 - by Rachel Premack for insider.com
Former Boeing software engineer Mark Rabin told Bloomberg that a manager said at an all-hands meeting that senior engineers were no longer required at the company.
- Boeing outsourced some of its 737 Max testing and development to low-paid temp workers, Bloomberg reported.
- Longtime engineers said it was a cost-cutting tactic.
- They said the code was "not done correctly" by the low-paid, outside engineers.
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As the Department of Justice reportedly expands the scope of its investigation into Boeing from the 737 Max to the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing engineers are reporting another miscalculation inside the beleaguered airline company.
Bloomberg's Peter Robison reported on June 28 that Boeing and its suppliers outsourced some of its 737 Max software development and testing to temporary workers. These temp workers, some of whom were recent college graduates, were employees or contract workers for Indian tech firms HCL Technologies and Cyient Ltd.
Some of the testers and developers made as little as $9, the longtime engineers told Bloomberg. Former Boeing flight controls engineer Rick Ludtke said the move to outsource was centered on cost-cutting...