Associate Director, Value Stream Leader – OA/Mission Engineering (Hybrid), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

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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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Our Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) experimentation, demonstration, and Operational Assessment team is seeking a value stream leader (VSL)/program manager to lead a complex multi-disciplinary team to build upon ongoing Mission Engineering projects and stand up Mission Engineering across Mission Systems.  The role is highly visible and dynamic both internally and externally. Internally, the VSL will be managing a team from across mission systems, and inputs from across Raytheon Technologies, as well as managing internally and externally funded project execution for Mission Engineering studies. The VSL will also regularly be responsible for interface with executive levels in the organization.

Externally, the VSL will work with business development and customers to ensure that customer mission threads are represented throughout the mission engineering simulations.  Additionally, the VSL will be interfacing with the customers during strategic large scale exercises and after to show the utilization of the data collected to meet the customers’ needs and to model strategic operational threads.   

Primary Responsibilities:

The VSL will lead our Mission Engineering team as it plans and executes strategic Mission Engineering studies, and utilize data that is collected during large scale customer events such as Project Convergence and Northern Edge.  The VSL will also be involved in the planning of the exercises to ensure the appropriate collection of data that is operationally relevant to the government customers. 

Stand up and institutionalize Mission Engineering as a service across Mission Systems.

Establish and oversee a plan within budget to ensure the appropriate level of facilities and resources are available for the execution of multiple Mission Engineering Studies.   

Develop relationships across the Mission Systems customer base for Operational Assessment/Mission Engineering to drive collaboration with our customers and to show our broad range of capabilities to include datalinks and radios, networking and gateway solutions, multi-level security solutions, multi-spectral sensors, autonomy and machine learning solutions, edge computing and a host of other capabilities.

Due to the scale and complexity and to coordinate across multi levels of security and customers, significant travel may be required for this role.  

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 12 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years of experience

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Experience formulating and developing qualitative and quantitative value propositions; strong strategic, creative, and critical thinking skills

Ability to build strong relationships; ability to work collaboratively across the enterprise

Proven ability to manage complex and multiple third party and government entities to a common ground is essential

Proven ability to coordinate a multi-disciplinary team across engineering and business development is required

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Collins Mission Systems technical capabilities is desired but not required

Prior experience with Mission Engineering or Operational Assessment is strongly desired

Candidate with an active DoD Top Secret Clearance with current SCI or SCI eligibility

The Preferred location(s) for this role are in Cedar Rapids, IA or Westford, MA

Prior leadership experience managing a geographically diverse team


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.

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. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission 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.


* 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.

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