Associate Director, Systems Engineer - Military Avionics Cedar Rapids, Iowa 02/11/2020

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Aviation

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At Collins Aerospace, were 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 were 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.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means were helping passengers reach their destination safely. Were connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And were providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldnt 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 doesnt 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.

Job Summary

This is a position for an Associate Director Systems Engineer in the Fixed and Rotary Wing Systems organization. This position will develop, lead, and cadence the future roadmaps across multiple military rotary wing programs. The position will influence both system architecture, hardware and software design to meet the future needs of our warfighters. The individual will be responsible for working across organizational boundaries to align the roadmap with financial investments and staffing and skillset needs.

Candidate desired skills:

  • Experience with leading system architecture design
  • Demonstrated ability to perform system tradeoff studies and provide professional written communications
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with customers and other companies to maximize the system benefit
  • Experience supporting or leading capture teams for new and advanced development
  • Experience leading and executing technology demonstrations at customer facilities
  • Ability to lead and contribute to the development of long term technology roadmaps across multiple programs and products
  • Current US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance
  • Candidate required skills:

  • This position requires a Bachelors degree in the appropriate discipline and 12 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Proven system architect comfortable with developing system concepts and missions, performing architecture trade studies, and generating requirements for flow-down
  • Demonstrated ability to present at customer technical interchange meetings and proposal reviews
  • Demonstrated problem-solving using data-driven decision-making
  • Be self-directed, able to meet cost, schedule, and performance objectives with minimal oversight
  • Have excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and work well within a design team environment

  • 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

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