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United Technologies Corporation Associate Director, Security Systems Advanced Development Team Lead in Framingham, Massachusetts

Job ID: 01319767

City: Framingham

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Category: Systems, Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


CALES: LenelS2 Framingham MA 1 Speen Street Suite 300, Framingham, MA, 01701 USA

Carrier is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. Carrier is comprised of 4 business units: Commercial HVAC, Fire & Security Products (FSP), Refrigeration, and Residential HVAC. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

As Carrier emerges as an independent, standalone company, the Carrier Technology and Engineering organization is transforming. This new multi-disciplinary organization will ensure Carrier’s lead position in the market through investments in advanced research, technologies and methods that will shape the future of our products. We are looking for top talent that can lead research activities in specific disciplines, and drive results into our business units, our products, and ultimately deliver value for our valued customers.

Willis Carrier invented the first modern air-conditioning system in 1902 and changed how people live, work, and play. Today, Carrier needs your talent to build upon this legacy and to deliver what’s next for the modern world.

Position Summary

A dedicated team within Carrier Research & Development is being formed to drive early stage technology programs with a specific focus on impacting the Carrier Fire and Security businesses. The candidate would lead the security systems advanced development team within this newly formed organization. The candidate would partner with FSP security business units globally to develop a technology roadmap and program portfolio and transition technology suitable for the launch of new product development programs.

Key Job Responsibilities:

The candidate will identify, evaluate and mature technology for security businesses within Carrier Fire and Security Products. Technology areas to include innovation impacting: access control policy management, frictionless/seamless access, intrusion sensors, sales and commissioning tools, protocol development, mesh networks, novel mechanical designs. She / he will be a key member of the core corporate technology team who will work closely with our business units, manufacturing support and quality organizations.

Establish the new organization and lead projects that directly tie into new product program launches by de-risking early stage technology


  • Strong technical, communication and organization skills

  • Demonstrated ability to drive technology R&D projects with off-ramps to product development programs

  • Ability to identify potential ‘disruptive’ technologies and develop programs to address associated business risks

  • Practical understanding of security and access control systems.

  • Experience to estimate technology and product development timelines and costs.

  • Experience with developing multi-year technical roadmaps with links to business strategy. Development of Intellectual Property strategies. Experience writing and obtaining patents.

  • Ability to work and prioritize multiple projects at the same time.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools such as PowerPoint, Excel.

  • Familiarity with Fire and Security Products business a plus.


  • MS in Electrical or Systems Engineering with a focus on Security, Access Control, Cyber Physical Systems with a minimum 7 years’ experience or PhD with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.


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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