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RTX Corporation Sr Manager, Software Engineering - Military Flight Management (Onsite) in Cedar Rapids, 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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Picture this: a ferocious storm, towering waves, and a helicopter battling the elements to save lives at sea. In February 2016, off the coast of North Carolina, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew executed a daring rescue mission, plucking four fishermen from the clutches of a relentless storm. This harrowing operation required unparalleled skill, precision, and leadership under immense pressure. It also demanded a reliable system that each crew member trusted with their lives to safely operate in such extreme conditions.

As an engineering leader in our organization, you will have a direct impact on the outcome of missions like this and many others carried out by military customers across the globe. Specifically, you will lead teams that develop the most sophisticated and trusted avionics systems in the world. Your leadership will ensure that our technology performs flawlessly in the most critical moments, enabling heroes to save lives.

Are you ready to join our team and make a difference where it truly matters?

What You Will Learn:

The Military Avionics and Helicopters Flight Management and Controls department is currently seeking qualified candidates to lead a software development team (Sr. Engineering Manager). This team works in a collaborative environment on military projects to develop the right solution for our customers and their mission. The team provides engineering services to include requirements definition and analysis, software design, development, integration, test, verification, validation, and certification of software products that are normally found in a modern avionics suite.

More specifically, we develop software applications for numerous military Rotary Wing (RW) and Fixed Wing (FW) programs. Our applications are primarily focused on aiding the crew in navigation, but we also support the aircraft maintainer. Examples of the functions we develop are flight management/flight planning, navigation/guidance, and flight director. In addition, we develop functions for Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) management, health monitoring/status and data load.

Our teams are organized around SAFe agile in the form of a multi-function/multi-program Agile Release Train (ART). Our software development process is based on DO-178, but often does not require full compliance to civil certification guidance. From a global trade perspective our applications are often classified as ITAR and therefore only U.S. Persons can apply.

What You Will Do:

  • Managing a team ranging from entry-level to experienced engineering professionals.

  • Proactively manages staffing levels (supply vs demand) across numerous labor categories (e.g. full-time engineers, offshore engineers, contractors) and projects.

  • Has hiring, firing, promotion, and reward authority within own area, in accordance with manager review and approval.

  • Provides timely performance feedback and coaching to direct employees to ensure the full engagement and development of staff.

  • Problems faced may be difficult to moderately complex. Problems typically involve consideration of multiple sites, geographies, products, or customers and are typically solved through drawing from prior experience and analysis of issues.

  • Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements to processes, systems, or products to enhance performance of work area in support of functional strategy.

  • Collaborates with peers and direct leader to establish team culture and positive work environment. Influences others outside of own job area regarding policies, practices, and procedures by developing and maintaining close working relationships with value stream leaders, platform systems teams and other subsystem engineering teams.

  • Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead project teams. At times may manage scope, schedule and budget for avionics developments including risks and opportunities and interface with external customers.

  • Oversee execution of a multidiscipline agile based engineering development team

  • Must obtain CORE Champion certification and use the CORE methods and tools to enhance team performance and drive continuous improvement.

  • Must possess and model the RTX leadership behaviors.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working together with others for the greater good.

  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Courage: Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.

  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Develops Talent: Taking an active role in the growth of yourself and others to meet both career and organizational goals.

  • Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances and empowers others to do the same.

  • Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence of others through integrity, credibility, and authenticity.

  • Strategic Vision: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

    Education and Experience Required:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated systems and/or software engineering experience on complex avionics programs.

  • U.S. Person (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or granted refugee or asylee status) as defined here:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with standard systems and software development practices (V Model).

  • Experience in Agile development methodologies.

  • Experience with military and commercial systems/software certification (e.g. DO-178, ARP-4754A, DO-297, etc.).

  • CORE Champion Training.

  • 5 years of leading engineering teams, preferably small engineering teams (5-10 engineers), and experience as a Control Account Manager (CAM).

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!


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications

To qualify for the Raytheon Technologies, Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

· Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application

· Have prior experience in functional area of interest

· Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position

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.

This position is based in Cedar Rapids, IA. Relocation assistance may be available.

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.

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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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.