Avionics Test Engineering Systems Manager (Hybrid) Jobs in Cedar Rapids, IA at Collins Aerospace

Title: Avionics Test Engineering Systems Manager (Hybrid)

Company: Collins Aerospace

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

**Relocation assistance available for new hires**

The Collins Aerospace Avionics Test Engineering organization is a global engineering team responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of the manufacturing test solutions in support of the $5B Avionics strategic business unit as well as external customers including armed services and airlines, both domestic and international. The organization is looking for a motivated individual to lead and develop the Systems Engineering team. As a key member of the leadership team, the Manager of Systems Engineering ensures they have a high-performing team in place to support the development of test engineering solutions at multiple locations across the United States.

The ideal candidate will have an unwavering positive attitude, be highly responsive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and strive to perform high-quality work proactively and efficiently. This person will consistently demonstrate professionalism in their interactions with all levels of the organization and will routinely go above and beyond expectations in performing their work. They will possess infectious excitement and passion while inspiring and empowering their team, helping to shape every individual’s career. They will have a strong affinity for ensuring process conformance and seeking to continuously improve processes. They will have previous experience leading teams and the ability to travel occasionally in support of their team and in support of efforts to integrate the organization across multiple locations.

This is a multi-faceted role requiring versatility across a variety of tasks in a highly collaborative environment. The role requires working closely with engineers and leaders, at various locations around the globe, to ensure project success. Organizationally, the role reports to the Systems and Architecture Department Manager of Avionics Test Engineering.


Develop strong systems engineering processes, templates, and training to provide a common systems approach across all the Avionics Test Engineering sites.
Develop test strategies for operations, including product test requirements, test flow analysis, and test coverage techniques.
Support the Avionics Architecture team and Product Test teams to assist and ensure that good systems practices are being followed on all developments.
Building and sustaining a high-performing team by selecting and on-boarding exemplary new talent, and constantly training, coaching, mentoring, managing performance, and developing aspirational career plans.
Rewarding and recognizing key team and individual accomplishments.
Continually ensuring a strong linkage between compensation and performance.
Aligning the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the team with project needs and adjusting the team size and composition accordingly.
Ensuring compliance to development processes and standard work requirements while tirelessly seeking continuous process improvement.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience.
OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years’ experience.
OR In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.
Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.
Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder.

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience or an advanced degree with 3 years of experience.
Extensive experience in a system’s engineering role.
Previous people leadership experience is desired, ideally including leading remote/virtual teams.
Strong leadership traits and practices.
Ability to establish and maintaining effective customer relationships.
Outstanding oral, written, and formal presentation communication skills.
Sharp critical thinking approaches.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively support multiple active projects.
Resiliency in the face of adversity.
Mastery in project execution oversight and the application of project management technics and tools such as project schedules, change management, earned value, peer reviews, and risk and opportunity management.
Ability to travel occasionally to multiple locations across the United States in support of both the team and the organization.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader. **Must reside within 60 miles of Cedar Rapids, IA. (All training will be onsite.)

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we’re 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 Diversity & Inclusion Statement:
Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
Incentives for a Healthy You
Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources
Autism Benefit
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Adoption Assistance
Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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

Raytheon Technologies 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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