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Avionics Common Development Environment VSL (Onsite)

Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
21 days ago

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498***** USA

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This position is for a product line Value Stream Leader (VSL) for the Avionics Common Development Environment (ACDE). The individual chosen to fill this role will:

•Develop and own the overall business and technical strategy for additions / changes to the ACDE.

•Roadmap the development and deployment of content, influence the Avionics    Engineering Capability Funnels and engage with stakeholders to ensure needs are met.

•Manage day-to-day execution of the development of new features and updates/fixes, in accordance with cost and schedule baselines.

•Work with central functions and Avionics SBU Digital Product Life Cycle (DPLC) Advisor to align digital engineering strategies, roadmaps, and production solutions.

•Support program adoption of ACDE.

A product line VSL leads the Integrated Project Team (IPT) through the life cycle tenets of the Collins Management System (CMS) for their assigned product line; inclusive of pursuit and order capture, design and development, produce to deliver and long-term strategic business plans. Primary responsibilities include spearheading strategic planning for assigned product lines, using price to win and market data to drive design decisions, execution of product developments, and promoting cross-business product synergies to support business unit objectives. The product line VSL directs all phases of product line strategy and development from inception through completion.

This is an onsite role located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Remote may be considered for highly-qualified candidates.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides VSL support for product line and channel segment analysis to inform ACDE advancement.
  • Develops investment business cases, new business growth strategies and drives annual strategic planning efforts for the business.
  • Identifies requirements for key program pursuits and development of the ACDE
  • Identifies and reacts to program problems and recommends solutions, such as allocation of resources or prioritization of feature development and assists in resolution development for escalated problems.
  • Execution responsibilities include cost, schedule, technical performance, risk management, product support, deployment support, and quality.
  • Work with all stakeholders to ensure commitments are met or exceeded.
  • Interfaces with stakeholders for project specifications to ensure successful completion.
  • Leads decision making for the IPTs and applying critical thinking where incomplete data exists.
  • Communicates vision to their IPT and stakeholders within and outside of the function, as well as connects how the vision fits within the Avionics business. Requires an ability to effectively communicate with senior executive leadership regarding matters of strategic importance to the organization.
  • Prepares and presents value-stream strategy, progress, and results.
  • Consolidates and presents progress reports at program or product reviews.
  • Establishes data-driven performance targets and directs work to achieve these targets.
  • Accountable for the overall performance of the assigned value stream.

Typically requires: 

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR  Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR  In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required .

U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract.

  • Experience leading complex technical and/or system developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders to achieve enterprise commitments is required.
  • Must have experience leading cross-functional teams with matrixed responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on Avionics programs.
  • Experience with Digital Product Life Cycle (DPLC), Digital Engineering
  • Experience with Civil certification.

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.


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 ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to 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.


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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