Rockwell Collins Sr Engineering Manager - Future Strategic & LATR Platform Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 9098

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 Sr Engineering Manager - Future Strategic & LATR Platform Systems 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 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.

Job Summary

The Government Systems Engineering Airborne Strike Platform Systems Department (ASPS Engineering) is looking for a dynamic Sr Engineering Manager to provide leadership supporting our Bomber, Fighter, Light Attack, and Trainer Avionics business areas.

This strategic role will maintain interaction with major customers, business development, program managers, and a globally distributed engineering team. This position focuses on managing a group of systems engineers pursuing US and International Avionics programs while also leading development on existing Bomber and Fighter avionics solutions. The position requires some prior engineering management experience and experience setting Strategic technical direction to grow an emerging market space across the globe.

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 Commercial Systems, Government Systems, and our International Engineering development 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 program 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. A candidate with a high-level understanding of systems and software development with a demonstrated ability to grow a new business area is a plus.

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, Business development, Product Line / Program 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 Rockwell Collins 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

  • Experience with Rockwell Collins Fusion Avionics

  • Previous experience as a Systems Lead or Project Engineer

  • Systems engineering experience (minimum 5 years)

  • Demonstrated experience with Agile software development and planning models

Candidates MUST have the following:

  • Demonstrated successful experience winning new business

  • Demonstrated development of System Architecture and Product Line roadmaps and execution of those roadmaps

  • Project planning and people management experience

  • US DoD security clearance, or ability to obtain (US Citizenship is required)

  • Ability to travel 30%

A successful candidate will possess:

Understanding and utilization of the appropriate processes and tools during pursuit and order capture.

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.

Experience pursuing small, medium, and high complexity program developments.

System level test planning, configuration management and test execution.

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.