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Raytheon Technologies Engineering Site Lead in Princeton, New Jersey

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United States of America


HNJ03: ISR Systems - Princeton 330 Carter Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry –all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? We at our Mission Systems, ISR Airborne are world leaders in high altitude electro-optical sensors, employed by the U.S. and foreign military in time critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Our passion for supporting the Warfighters and their mission demands excellence in everything we do, from the talent we recruit to the highly-engineered systems we deliver. We value people, integrity, ideas and performance. This position offers an exciting opportunity to grow technically and manage a diverse team of engineers, while contributing to unique state of the art solutions that truly make a difference. The Associate Engineering Director position offers an exciting opportunity to provide strong technical and functional leadership for a team of 70 engineers. We are seeking a leader that has future growth potential within the organization to become part of the organization’s Strategic Leadership.

Role Overview:

Associate Engineering Director role to manage a multi-disciplinary engineering organization, focused on developing and delivering a wide range of Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) imaging products to our customers. The team is chartered to develop cutting-edge, integrated SWIR solutions within Mission Systems. The Associate Director will work closely with the site Value Stream Lead to offer complete solutions to our customers, implementing new capabilities to our world class SWIR imaging solutions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct a multi-disciplinary organization of systems, mechanical, electrical, and software engineers in the development of missionized SWIR imaging solutions.

  • Work tirelessly to drive engineering accountability and execution on all programs to assure program commitments are met within proposed cost and schedule

  • Develop, maintain, and implement engineer design best practices, processes, and procedures, and ensure the engineering team is properly trained and consistently executes across all our programs

  • Develop plans to continuously measure and improve engineering execution on new product development efforts

  • Guide the engineering organization in cost and schedule estimating, proposal writing, sub-tier IPT management, and subcontractor management

  • Manage long term staffing forecast and plan to support multiple business portfolios

  • Oversee department talent acquisition, retention and succession planning for key roles, including the Associate Director role

  • Consistently drive superior results in program execution, keeping programs on schedule and eliminating growth in Estimate at Complete (EAC)

  • Ensure compliance with Collins Management System, including review and approval of L5 bids and proposals

  • Capability to assess resource needs within the site with continual monitoring of program activities and their associated loading requirements in the near and long term

  • Ability to interface with various Value Stream Leads, as well as direct reports within the engineering team

  • Provide strategic leadership to the engineering organization, and effectively support and communicate the business strategic direction

  • Continuously improve working relationships with other on-site departments and external organizational facilities

Must Have Requirements:

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain and hold a U.S. DoD Security Clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline

  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of an organization with the ability to facilitate teamwork across functions; ability to communicate technical issues, risks, and status in both written and oral forms

  • Must display strong organizational leadership competencies (e.g., mentoring, conflict resolution, program management, strategic planning)

  • Experience with risk and opportunity management, including interface with Value Stream Leaders and external customers

  • Experience with new product development practices and configuration management tools

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience (8 years with MS degree) leading an organization of software engineers

  • Minimum of 25% travel will be required

Desired Requirements:

  • Advanced degree desired

  • Experience leading projects in an Agile development environment

Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

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.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.