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7 months ago
Rockwell Collins
Location: California
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Senior Manager
Requisition ID: 7147

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Senior Software Manager in Test - Rail to join our team in Marina Del Rey, CA (IMS INC) (5170). Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

As the Senior Software Manager in Test you will be managing a team of test engineers for transportation projects, focusing on software applications and systems for the Rail/Transit industry. Under direction of the Principal Manager, the Senior Software Manager in Test provides leadership and daily supervision to a software engineering department that is responsible for system and software project delivery, software enhancements/maintenance for existing customers, and integration of future software technology. You will be responsible for resource assignments in a matrix organization, adherence to all internal engineering processes, ISO standards, CMMI, and industry best practices for configuration control, change management and product testing. You will manage a department of engineers responsible for validation of new application product lines that will support the strategic objectives of the Division and Corporation.

You will be responsible for providing direction of engineering activities in accordance with organizational goals. Additionally, you will be responsible for motivating team members, facilitating meetings, cultivating and reinforcing appropriate group values, norms, and behaviors, identifying, analyzing and correcting problems by developing plans, tasks and solutions, and ensuring proper use of assets.

Job Responsibilities

You will be expected to provide leadership and direction in the continuous improvement of the Engineering Process.

General management duties Include, but are not limited to:
* Assignment of personnel to projects.
* Assist employees with career development.
* Organize and lead technical working groups in specific areas.
* Work with Project Managers to ensure projects are properly staffed according to project budgets and schedules.
* Interface and work with the PMO, individual Project Managers, and other Engineering Managers to assess the engineering staffing needs both current and future.
* Participate in departmental strategic and budgetary planning processes; prepare and administer work unit operating budget; provide recommendations on policies and goals desired; and implement new/revised programs according to established guidelines.
* Prepare job descriptions, identify staffing needs, provide general direction, and assign specific tasks and responsibilities.
* Provide guidance on test strategy, approach and design as required.
* Participate in project milestone reviews.
* Evaluate and mentor staff on technical aspects.
* Identify needs and allocate the appropriate resources to meet timely completion of specific project tasks.
* Provide functional management of test engineers, including those working at remote locations
* Provide input for proposals

You will also be responsible for the guidance and oversight of test teams working on state-of-the-art command and control applications, back office applications, and Positive Train Control systems. At times you will need to interface with the Customer and must be able to effectively communicate throughout the organization in a geographically dispersed business unit.

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate should possess:
* Experience in Software Engineering
* Knowledge of all aspects of the software engineering process and the software development life cycle and methodologies including Agile
* Experience in a wide variety of testing efforts, techniques and tools
* Seven (7) or more years of engineering management experience in a Project/Program environment.
* Ability to lead and be responsible for the technical evaluation of employees using formal (Rockwell-Collins’ Performance Appraisal System) and informal (daily interaction and counseling) methods.
* Ability to manage technical capabilities, including resources in a specific area, processes and tools of the overall Engineering Department.
* Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating diplomacy and advocacy, are required.
* Strong application software and testing knowledge
* Strong planning and management skills to help build and develop project teams.

Desired Qualifications:
* Experience implementing test automation framework.
* Experience with SCADA Control Systems.
* Prior experience working in the rail/transit industry.

Education and/or Certification Required:
* Bachelors' degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field.

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:


Medical, dental, and vision insurance


Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees


Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations


Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)


An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance


Tuition reimbursement


And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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