Associate Director TPM – Computing Products Department (Hybrid), CedarRapids, Iowa

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CedarRapids, Iowa

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United States of America


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

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The Computing Products department (CPD) is searching for an Associate Director, Technical Project Manager to join our team. This department is responsible for the development and sustainment of state-of-the-art avionics products including integrated processing cabinets, processors, I/O, video, and graphics processing modules used in commercial and military platforms.

We are looking for a strong, passionate leader with an action-oriented, collaborative mindset, who operates with a vision and delivers benefits to exceed expectations. This position requires someone who builds and enhances their teams, evaluates performance, achieves results, anticipates project and organizational changes, all while operating with integrity.

CPD is responsible for designing products for rotary and fixed-wing avionics. A successful candidate will lead and manage projects to meet cost, schedule, and technical performance commitments while working closely with peer engineers, program management, manufacturing, and customers. They are the single point of contact for engineering responsible for the technical leadership and project management of design & development activities, within the guidelines set by the product line, program manager, and our customers. Experience related to the design and development of printed circuit designs and ruggedized custom chassis is desired. Significant experience with earned value (EV) management experience is strongly desired. This person will also lead customer business-related activities including bids, proposals, and customer technical presentations. Our associate director role will include the opportunity to employ a strategic focus for our business as well as responsibility for project execution.

Primary responsibilities:

Serves as the engineering project leader for programs developing Avionics products. Oversight of hardware, software, and firmware scope to ensure program commitments are met
Provides technical direction during all program phases including pursuit, bidding, planning, execution, and sustainment
Ensures consistency with Collins Aerospace technical consistent engineering processes
Ensures compliance with program and product requirements as reflected in design plans
Leads a wide range of entry-level to highly experienced engineers
Demonstrates technical expertise in processing platforms and the associated technologies
Maintains awareness of key technologies and the company’s competitive position
Supports the development and transition of products into a manufacturing environment
Supports employment of cost reduction strategies to maximize DTC+ impacts on products

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

Demonstrated ability to lead large development teams with diverse skillsets and interdependencies between functional groups
Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder
Successful leadership experience in developing ruggedized avionics products
Experience managing technical projects including schedule and earned value management, risk management, customer interaction, and briefing executive leadership
Experience with Avionics regulatory and certification requirements:  TSO, MIL-STD, DO-160, DO-254, DO-178B/C
Proven record of meeting objectives and commitments
Possess a collaborative way of working
Demonstrated success in balancing system performance and affordability
Strong communicator, able to interface with the spectrum of individual contributors to executive leadership

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 12 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

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.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

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.

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
Tuition reimbursement program
Student Loan Repayment Program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
Adoption Assistance         
Autism Benefit
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
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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