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10 months ago
Rockwell Collins
Location: Cedar Rapids
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs
Requisition ID: 12649

We are currently searching for a Senior Software Project Engineer – Common Core to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates.

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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 aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries 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.

Job Summary

This job description is for a Software Project Engineering position within the Common Core Software team of the Common Platform Software department. The Software Project Engineer is the single point of contact for software engineering on a development project. The candidate will have primary execution responsibilities to ensure project remains within budget, on schedule and meets requirements. This involves tracking, reporting, and analyzing earned value metrics as required to understand program performance. The Project Engineer is responsible for the technical leadership and project management of the design and development activities, within the guidelines set by the Technical Project Manager, Program Manager, and customer. The candidate must have strong working knowledge of embedded software development and a strong desire to organize and lead multiple software development projects.

Job Responsibilities

In addition to these technical skills, the candidate must be highly motivated and a self-starter. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation), enjoy working with a wide variety of people and be capable of prioritizing multiple tasks. The candidate will potentially act in the role of a product owner, or scrum master for agile projects. The candidate must be an effective leader and be able to manage teams between 3-10 software engineers.

The candidate must have demonstrated application of integrated project management, engineering development process, earned value, and risk management. They should also be able to recommend staffing and/or schedule adjustment based on project metrics.

Candidates should be adaptable to change, determined to accomplish tasks based on program schedule, collaborate with teammates in order to make the best decisions, enjoy learning new technologies, be self-motivated and contribute to a positive work environment.

The position includes the following tasks:

* Develop a consistent technical understanding of the software to be developed

* Work with program management and the software development team to create the program execution plan

* Track execution for compliance with the Rockwell Collins technical consistent process

* Proactively manage project risks and issues

* Understand the value of the project and its dependencies to other projects or programs

* Represent the project engineering team to management and customers

* Provide well balanced communication both to management and to the development team

* Organize and lead software bid and proposal efforts

* Manage technical aspects of subcontract engineering efforts

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

* US Citizenship

* Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

* Candidates must have experience being a project lead engineer on projects with at least 3 engineers

* Candidates must also have experience working with and/or leading engineering subcontractors

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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