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United Technologies Corporation Director, Engineering - Mission Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01379721

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering, Systems

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re 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 – we’re 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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications,

missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. We are seeking a leader that has future growth potential within the organization to become part of the organization’s Strategic Leadership Program.

Engineering Director - Mission Systems

Role Overview:

Director role that manages a multi-disciplinary engineering organization. The department is chartered to develop cutting-edge, integrated missionized systems within Missions Systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct multi-disciplinary organization of systems, software, hardware and project engineers in the development of missionized systems

  • Coach and develop direct staff of engineering managers and program chiefs

  • Manage long term staffing forecast and plan to support multiple business portfolios

  • Oversee department talent acquisition, retention and succession planning for key roles

  • Set department vision and goals to support broader business and organizational strategy

  • Serve as engineering focal to program management and business development leaders

  • Build and maintain customer relationships to engage on emerging issues and develop future opportunities

  • Consistently produce superior results, keeping projects on schedule and contributing to a positive work environment

  • Ensure compliance with Collins Management System, in particular approve and review department bids and proposals

Must Have Requirements:

  • US Citizenship

  • Currently holds active U.S. DoD Security Clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline; identified skills and experience

  • Ability to communicate technical issues, risks, and status in both written and oral forms

  • Must display strong organizational leadership competencies (e.g., mentoring, conflict resolution, program management, strategic planning).

  • Experience with risk and opportunity management, including interface with program management team and external customer

  • Experience with standard systems development practices and configuration management tools

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience leading a multi-disciplinary organization of systems, software, hardware or project engineers

  • Proficient in Earned Value Management

  • Excel working in a team environment, establishing collaborative relationships with co-workers

  • Minimum of 10% travel will be required

Desired Requirements:

  • Advanced degree desired

  • Experience leading projects in an Agile Development Model

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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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