Rockwell Collins Sr. Engineering Manager - JPALS Team Lead in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 10958

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We are currently searching for a Sr. Engineering Manager - JPALS Team Lead 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 Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Solutions Engineering organization is seeking a talented leader for the Precision Systems team within the Airborne, Weapons, and Antenna Electronics (AE) Products Engineering department. We need a leader who is ready to lead the Guidance Quality team, and the department, into the future. The ideal candidate for this role embodies the Rockwell Collins Vision Roadmap, has the courage to take prudent risks, the grit to persevere through difficult challenges, and the foresight and wisdom to lead positive change throughout the organization.

The Guidance Quality team is one half of the larger Precision Systems team. This team pushes the frontier of PNT technology by utilizing high performance sensors and datalinks with relative navigation algorithms to achieve precise and accurate navigation between two dynamic platforms. More specifically, the Guidance Quality team is responsible for the development of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) which will ensure a safe and fully automated aircraft landing onto a moving aircraft carrier at sea. Further, the team uses this core competency and associated technologies to capture business in adjacent markets, including systems that support inertial alignment of carrier based aircraft and precision landing and capture solutions for multiple airborne, maritime, and ground systems. Additionally, this team will ensure that this new technology development is done in line with the PNT product line processes and roadmaps.

The Precision Systems team is established, stable, and very effective at executing their assigned scope and working with their customers. In addition to leading the Guidance Quality team, this leader will be expected to contribute to the Precision Solutions program leadership team, which includes the peer Precision Systems Engineering Manager, Chief Engineer, Program Managers, and managers from other engineering organizations. Further, this leader will be expected to contribute, as a team member, to the Airborne, Weapons, and AE Products Department leadership team, which includes fellow managers, TPMs, and technical leaders within the department.

Job Responsibilities

An Engineering Manager has the following primary responsibilities:

  • Recruits, on-boards, develops, and manages individual contributing technical talent and is responsible for a small organization of systems and software engineers.

  • Responsible for success (technical, cost, schedule, DTC, product integrity, manufacturability etc.) of assigned/allocated tasks and activities.

  • Leads the team through complex problem sets utilizing critical thinking skills.

  • Ensures compliance to development processes and standard work requirements. Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

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

  • Primary point of contact for TPM/LCVS technical or engineering resource issue resolution. Domain Project Engineer has day to day execution of development.

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling responsibilities for groups of engineers.

  • Responsible for identification and development of group leader and key technologist back-ups.

  • Staying positive while leading teams through times of change, including organizational change and adoption of new procedures, policies, tools, and techniques.

To be successful in this role the Engineering Manager must fulfill the responsibilities described above while ensuring that all decisions and behaviors are guided by the Rockwell Collins Vision Roadmap.

Basic Qualifications

Further, the following skills and attributes are necessary for consideration:

  • Demonstrated experience leading a cross-functional, multi-site engineering team focused on a medium size system development.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills to address multiple audiences including peers, customers and customer leadership, Engineering leadership, Program Management, Marketing/Business Development, Operations, and technical staff at all skill levels from new hire to Technical Fellow.

  • Demonstrated experience with Earned Value Management System and associated metrics and project management techniques

  • Demonstrated experience developing, gathering, analyzing, questioning, and presenting project management leading indicators (metrics) including development progress trends, product defect/quality trends, technology maturity, process compliance, and risk management metrics; demonstrated experience using this information effectively to make necessary and timely corrective actions during a development program

Additional skills that are desired, but not required include:

  • Experience with flight controls and aircraft landing systems

  • Experience targeting large, complex Matlab models to embedded systems

Candidate must currently possess or be eligible to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Security clearance.

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.