Rockwell Collins Senior Engineering Manager - Air Transport Cabin in Irvine, California

Category: Engineering

Job ID: 1818

Location: Irvine,CA

Requisition ID: 1818

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 Rockwell Collins 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 - Air Transport Cabin to join our team in Irvine, CA (1750). 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 Rockwell Collins 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 Rockwell Collins.

Rockwell Collins Air Transport Cabin department is seeking a proactive, engaged leader to join the leadership team as a Senior Engineering Manager for Software.

This position is located in Irvine, CA. Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates.

The ideal Senior Engineering Manager will lead a team of engineers in the development of new and exciting cabin and connectivity solutions. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership and management of software development activities from detailed requirements development through test and certification.

  • Acquires and develops Software Engineers, building a strong team of motivated and passionate talent to develop our world class.

  • Air Transport Cabin networking and connectivity solutions.

  • May oversee development work being performed by our trusted third party partners or subcontract labor.

  • Responsible for program performance for cognizant Software developments and tactical execution of day to day operations.

  • Leverages advanced principles, theories, and concepts of complex technical subjects to provide direction for employees.

  • Approves work scope for assigned portion of overall program.

  • Ensures compliance to development processes and standard work requirements.

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

  • May serve as primary engineering focal point to our valued customers.

  • Assigns technical resources to work assignments.

  • Ensures compliance to development processes and standard work requirements.

  • Actively addresses employee performance and development issues.

  • Responsible for the development and technical coaching of staff.

  • Responsible for onboarding and assimilation of new hires.

  • Identifying the necessary staff, facilities and equipment needed for successful execution of projects.

  • Expected to spend at least 50% of their time in a direct hands-on technical role.

  • Must bring excitement and passion to this role and expect the same of the team.


  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

  • Experience with Linux based solutions, networking, distributed computing, client server applications, network security, and digital rights management.

  • Experience with compliance with DO-178B, Agile development, Lean, and Six Sigma is strongly desired.

  • Strong technical, leadership and organizational skills as well as project management experience.

  • Experience with Object Oriented Development methods and technologies for software applications including C/C++, and Java experience on embedded Linux and Android Platforms.

  • Experience with Project planning and performance of project cost, schedule, and scope management.

  • Experience in planning complex, multi-disciplined software projects that span over an entire system.

  • Experience integrating internal software development with offshore software teams.

  • Experience managing software projects that span across multi-geographical sites.

  • Experience with leading multi-geographic and ethnically diverse development teams.

  • Experience coaching or mentoring in a formal or informal setting.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to interface with Executive Managers, Program Managers and Operations Managers across all business areas within Rockwell Collins.

Preferential Requirements:

  • Experience with all phases of the Product development life cycle (proposal though requirements verification)

  • Experience with Model Based and Object Oriented development methods and technologies

At Rockwell Collins, 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 Rockwell Collins 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!

Rockwell Collins 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.