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United Technologies Corporation Sr. Engineering Manager - Mission Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01368163

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering, Systems

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Position Overview:

The Mission Systems Test Engineering is looking for a candidate to fill a Senior Engineering Manager position. This position will lead a team of 15 software, systems and hardware test engineers in the design and development of test solutions that will be deployed to engineering and production facilities. The number of active projects that this team will support will vary from 9-16 at any given time and will typically range between $250k to $1M each for this team.

Candidate will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance, hiring and support in the training of new engineers in the area of test engineering projects. Candidate will perform staff management including performance review preparation/delivery, coaching/mentoring, career development, salary planning, reward/recognition, and performance management as needed. Candidate will also be responsible for identifying the necessary staff, facilities and equipment needed for successful execution of projects within the team. Candidates must have strong leadership and organizational skills as well as project management experience. Must also bring excitement and passion to this role and expect the same of the team. Prior engineering project leadership is required, and an MBA is desirable.

Candidate will also be responsible for adherence to capital and operating budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements, along with the planning and budgeting for the acquisition of test equipment. Candidate will be responsible for ensuring their team performs on-time delivery of test equipment to various locations per the agreed upon schedules. Occasional domestic and international travel is rare, but may be expected for this position.

Other responsibilities and job requirements include but are not limited to the following:

  • Experience in leading/developing power supply, RF and digital technology projects.

  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to lead a cross functional team in the development of test equipment solutions.

  • Experience in overall successful project execution and oversight to ensure development teams have properly planned, set up project schedules, identified, hired and trained staff for project execution, and provide oversight that the team executes to the established schedule and cost objectives.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to interface with Engineering Managers, Technical Project Managers, Program Managers and Operations Managers across all business areas within Collins Aerospace (Mission Systems, Avionics, and Service Solutions businesses).

  • Experience in supporting pursuit activities, including bids and proposals.

  • Experience identifying and tracking work packages that can be worked by subcontract companies.

  • Assigns technical resources to work assignments (workforce allocation).

  • Ensures compliance to development processes and standard work requirements.

  • Actively addresses employee performance and development issues.

  • Oversees and participates in development of engineering bids to ensure success.

  • Experience in performance review and career development planning for individual contributors.

  • Salary planning experience.

  • Responsible for the development and technical coaching/mentoring of staff.

  • Responsible for on-boarding and assimilation of new hires.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. US Citizenship is required.

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 8 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.In the absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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