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Rockwell Collins
Location: Cedar Rapids
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Senior Manager
Requisition ID: 5445

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 Sr Engineering Manager - Communications Embedded Software to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. 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

The Waveform Software Department in the Communications Engineering directorate designs, develops, enhances, ports, tests, and maintains embedded waveform software applications for the majority of all airborne and ground-based military communication products offered in Rockwell Collins Government Systems (RCGS).

We are seeking a Sr. Engineering Manager with the leadership and technical skills to manage the engineering development and program execution of critical and strategic programs for RCGS.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include engineering management and engaged involvement in all aspects of embedded software development and integration efforts as well as project management activities including earned value analysis and project planning.

Responsibilities include planning, organizing, recruiting/hiring, resource allocation, personnel development, performance reviews, salary planning, and overall group management of software engineers. The position requires project execution direction to the engineering team. The candidate must demonstrate sound decision making skills, communication skills, networking skills, and the ability to accurately forecast project work and costs. A successful candidate will also have a high-level understanding of systems engineering and hardware development.

The candidate will work directly with and/or manage daily activities of software engineers, project engineering, program management, and supporting organizations to develop embedded software for military communications products based on software defined radio architectures.

The candidate will lead the engineering team using strong interaction, interpersonal, mentoring and negotiating skills, and will be responsible for managing project risks/issues and elevating to upper management when appropriate. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for adhering to and supporting Rockwell Collins process methodologies while developing and managing commitments to meet project financial and schedule deliverables and quality requirements.

A successful candidate should have working knowledge of embedded software development and the use of C++, as well as a proven ability to guide and lead software development processes, experience with cost account and schedule management, and demonstrated experience mentoring other engineers. Extensive experience in all software development phases from concept, Preliminary Design (PDR), Critical Design (CDR), code and unit testing, software\\hardware integration, qualification testing, and product deliveries is needed, and it is highly desired that the candidate have used agile development methodologies.

The candidate will work directly with systems engineering teams and coordinate requirements identification, development and acceptance testing of software deliveries. A successful candidate will need the ability to matrix multiple programs and development tasks while supporting the various projects objectives of cost and schedule.

Familiarity with software defined radios architectures, networking communications waveforms, HF/VHF/UHF waveforms, experience with bid narrative write-ups, earned value reporting, configuration management tools, ALM tool suite, SEER-SEM estimation modeling tool, experience in use of embedded operating systems as well as Linux, experience with Ethernet and routing protocols, wireless technologies, radio systems development and network design are advantageous considerations for this position.

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.
* U.S. Citizenship is required.
* Must possess or be eligible to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance. The candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements. Preferred applicants will currently hold a Secret (or above) security clearance, or have held one within the past two years.
* Practical experience in all aspects\\phases of embedded software development & design.
* Experience making work assignments in a management or project engineer role.
* Practical project planning experience.

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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