Senior Engineering Manager Autonomy Mission Solutions

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Location: Cedar Rapids
Job type: Permanent
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Sector: Manufacturing
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Requisition ID: 15098

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Collins Aerospace is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Senior Engineering Manager – Autonomy & Mission Solutions to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Collins Aerospace as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It’s an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Collins Aerospace.

Job Summary

The Autonomy & Mission Engineering Solutions department is looking for a dynamic Sr Engineering Manager to provide additional leadership for the Common Technologies Tools Team (CT3). The CT3 team provides critical business and engineering software tools and technologies. These tools include Staffing Center, iSAT, Bidmaster, and many other SAP, COBRA, and other business systems & integration efforts.

This role will maintain interaction with major internal finance and engineering customers and leadership across a globally distributed engineering & finance team. This position focuses on managing a group of systems and software engineers developing next generation business integration tools across Collins Aerospace Mission Systems.

Job Responsibilities


Responsibilities include managing individuals contributing technical talent, planning, organizing, resource allocation, personnel development, performance reviews, salary planning, as well as project management skills including earned value analysis. This includes working across Avionics and Missions Systems business units, and our International teams to ensure successful project completion, drive common practices and methods, as well as enabling teams to proactively manage project execution. Additional responsibilities will include customer interaction, and communication with department and finance management. A successful candidate will have knowledge of earned value and schedule management, software and systems development process and practices, and experience leading a team of several people. The candidate must demonstrate sound decision making skills, strategic thinking, communication skills, networking skills, and able to accurately forecast project work and costs.


The selected candidate will work directly with and/or manage daily activities of engineers, perform project engineering and program management tasks when applicable, responsible for the development and progression of a product line roadmap, and interfacing with support organizations during the development of products. The candidate will work closely with Technical Project Managers, finance and engineering Management, Systems, Software, and support staff to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a program’s lifecycle. A successful candidate will need the ability to matrix multiple programs and development tasks while supporting project objectives of meeting cost and schedule goals.


Candidate will lead the engineering team using strong interaction, interpersonal, mentoring and negotiating skills, and will be responsible for managing project risks/issues and elevating to upper management when appropriate. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for adhering to, and supporting Collins Aerospace process methodologies while developing and managing commitments to meet project financial and schedule deliverables and quality requirements.

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline

* Previous experience as a Software, Systems Lead, or Project Engineer

* Passion for business, finance, and engineering tool integration

* Systems engineering experience (minimum 5 years)

* Demonstrated experience with Agile software development and planning models

* Project planning and people management experience

* Ability to travel 10%. Potential international travel once per year.

The ideal candidate will also have the following:

* Experience briefing Director and Vice President levels with Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Experience leading teams that deliver SW to thousands of users

* Experience with training developments and rollouts

* Experience establishing new systems discipline processes and methods

* SW integration Experience with SAP, COBRA, or other Collins Aerospace HR, business, finance, and engineering system databases

* Experience working with the Collins Aerospace India Design Center

A successful candidate will possess:

Strong leadership skills as demonstrated with interpersonal interaction, individual mentoring to develop the team composition, and training.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to work well with others in a professional team environment.

Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks, while balancing priorities and schedules are important attributes.

Self-starter and have strong analytical skills.

System level test planning, configuration management and test execution.

At Collins Aerospace, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Collins Aerospace University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that’s just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

* Medical, dental, and vision insurance

* Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

* Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

* Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

* An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

* Tuition reimbursement

* And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.
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