Senior Engineering Manager – Avionics Systems (f/m/d), Heidelberg, Germany

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Heidelberg, Germany

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Heidelberg, Germany

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Who we are:

At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

Our site in Heidelberg has the following core competencies:

Avionics Systems

On-board electronics for land vehicles

Products for the aerospace industry

We have established ourselves as a leading supplier of customized electronics solutions for the aerospace and defense industries. Collins Aerospace in Heidelberg supplies integrated navigation and communications systems for a wide range of military applications and is a global leader in satellite reaction wheel technology.

We are redefining aerospace.

Are you ready to be a part of an exciting, dynamic team and to lead them to success in their vision?

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to lead a team of experienced systems, hardware, software and project engineers in Heidelberg, Germany. It requires a strategic focus to lead program pursuits and set direction for future systems. Success in this role is measured through exceptional program performance, continuous innovation, and the development of the team members.

The key responsibilities and attributes for this position are:

Lead avionics system development programs successfully

Manage scope, schedule and budget for avionics development

Identify, recruit, retain and develop engineering talent across

Set priorities, allocate tasks, identify and react to complex project problems and recommend solutions


As Senior Engineering Manager – Avionics Systems, you

Provide leadership and technical direction for engineering activities and participate in team’s technical activities to coach, support and influence your team.

Take responsibility for success in planned milestones and activities of your team in regard of budget, schedule and performance.

Contribute directly to department strategy to ensure that the organization’s immediate and long-term goals are achieved.

Oversee and participate in the development of engineering bids to ensure success.

Actively address each employee’s performance, support career development needs, identify skill gaps for current and future needs, develop gap closure plans.

Develop a positive and trustful working relationship with our international colleagues and are committed to travel occasionally across our different locations.

Continuously develop improvements in methods, tools, process definitions and design strategies.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience or advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience or experience in a comparable role

EU citizenship or citizenship of a NATO member state required

Written and spoken business and technical English language skills at B2+ level or above

Strong organizational skills

Enthusiasm for analyzing and solving problems

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience/ Qualifications:

Experience with product design and development life cycle including requirement capture, detailed design, and verification activities focused on hardware devices

Engineering management experience in a project / program environment

Experience in leading teams in a formal engineering manager role

Experience in working within a formal engineering process-driven environment

Experience with ARP4754 development and verification process

Experience with DO-178 development and verification process

Experience with DO-254 development and verification process

Written and spoken business and technical German language skills

Be part of our Team:

Multicultural and diverse team

Industry-specific pay

Balancing work and family life

Opportunity to work from home partially

Flexible working times

30 days of paid vacation

Special leave: up to 8 days to care for children or other dependent persons

Rest and nursing areas

Women’s Network for mutual support

Local Ethics & Compliance Officer

Culture Team to support a pleasant working atmosphere

Company sponsored pension plan

Corporate health management

Company canteen with health-conscious meals

Internal and external training opportunities to promote the continuous learning and development of our employees

Global career opportunities

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