Senior Technical Fellow – Systems Engineering (Remote), 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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Collins Aerospace is searching for an industry leader in technology and engineering principles to fill a role as a Sr. Technical Fellow.  This position will help serve the needs of the Collins Aerospace business, at large, through the application of the individual’s technical and leadership skills.  Demonstrated technical excellence, innovation, and mentoring are key behaviors that this role demands as they serve in a role that guides, influences, defines, and matures Collins Aerospace and the aerospace industry as a whole. 


We are looking for a strong, passionate technical leader with an action-oriented, collaborative mindset, who operates with a vision, delivers benefits to meet/exceed expectations, and operates with integrity.  Three focus areas for Sr. Technical Fellow are Leadership, Innovation, and Mentorship.  Examples of typical responsibilities include sponsoring company-wide initiatives to advance product technology, advancing the “state of the art” in industry (e.g. patents, publications, proposals), develop and execute the strategic business plans, be visible externally to represent Collins Aerospace as a leader (e.g. advisory technical committee participation, university faculty affiliation, guest lecturing, STEM outreach activities), contribute expertise to quality assurance reviews and promoting a safety-first culture, engaged in governance of the Technical Fellow community, and developing the next generation of technical leaders within the company. 


This Sr. Technical Fellow position will have a Systems engineering discipline, responsible for the collection and harmonization of market requirements and design authority for integrated architectures.  This will be achieved by influencing and designing Avionics Systems, Hardware Products, Hardware Components, and Infrastructure Software elements for current and future Collins solutions.  The focus will be on implementing IMA (Integrated Modular Architectures) and embedding safety criticality throughout each level of our designs while developing common solutions to meet the needs of our diverse customer base.  The responsibilities of this role will have multiple engagements in Collins-wide activities, including processing, displays, graphics, networking, and overall integrated architectures.   


Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:  They are recognized for their technical expertise including activities such as differentiated and/or unique expertise, activities within and outside of the nominee’s business unit, recognition/awards, publications, and participation as an expert in company-wide initiatives, government consortiums, and industry committees.  Proven technical leadership, such as technology development, delivering on development programs, customer issue resolution, transformation of methods and tools, and a project leadership style that fosters diversity and inclusion. Fellows also provide mentorship to emerging technical talent within the discipline. And finally, the ability to lead initiatives that advance the technical state of the art within critical technical areas of the business.  Driving innovation that delivers differentiated competitiveness for Collins Aerospace and in the industry by contributing to the industry body of knowledge through patents, technical publications, and trade secrets.  


Primary responsibilities: 

Development of cross-SBU technology and/or capability roadmaps  

External competitive benchmarking 

Development of technology enabled business opportunities 

Identification and mitigation of disruptive threats to the business 

Development of partnerships to advance Collins capability 

Technical leadership to facilitate high quality decisions, product competitiveness, and robust, innovative solutions within the business 

Design authority for the creation and execution of displays, computing, and networking solutions & technology roadmaps  

Build and leverage relationships across RTX and Collins Aerospace 

Provide Mentorship and Governance to the Collins Aerospace Technical Fellow Program 


Qualifications/Experience Required: 

Successful leadership experience in developing certified flight deck displays 

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:  IMA, TSO, ARP-4754, DO-297, DO-160, DO-254, DO-178B/C 

Proven record of meeting objectives and commitments 

Possess a collaborative way of working that encourages and inspires innovation 

Demonstrated success in balancing system performance and business needs 

Ability to mentor and support emerging technical talent 

Strong communicator, able to interface with the spectrum of individual contributor to senior executive leadership

Ability to travel up to 5% of the year.

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 14 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 12 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 18 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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