Rockwell Collins Senior Engineering Manager - Mission Software Systems (SASS) in Richardson, Texas

Requisition ID: 14369

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 Engineering Manager - Mission Software Systems (SASS) to join our team in Richardson, TX (1060). 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

This position is for a highly motivated manager to lead a team of 10-15 software engineers whose charter is to design and develop embedded software for mission equipment for the Naval Air Systems Command post. This position is to lead a team focused on advancing technologies to expand capabilities and functionality of modern day and future weapons systems for our customers. The Support And Sustainment System (SASS) is a critical component of the Airborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications Program Office, whose mission is to enable survivable, endurable, reliable airborne command, control and communications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct project leadership over the entire life cycle including bids, project management, design, requirements capture, coding, integration, verification, and certification

  • Provide technical leadership and accountability for team and project performance

  • Demonstrate a passion for coaching and mentoring

  • Possess systems and software engineering skills, critical and innovative thinking, strategic planning, and an ability to build and motivate a team

  • Identify, recruit, retain, and develop engineering talent across the spectrum of entry-level to very experienced system engineers

  • Build and leverage networks within the department, within Rockwell Collins

  • Communicate well with a wide variety of individuals including Engineering, Program Management, internal leadership, and customers

  • Strives to spend 50% of week performing technical tasks and oversight. Remaining time spent on people management, schedules and/or budgets

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following:

  • US Citizenship

  • Candidate must hold or be capable of obtaining a U.S. DOD Security Clearance

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

  • Practical experience in all phases of pursuit, development, software integration and software test

  • Previous Software Manager, Software Lead or Software Project Engineer experience (minimum 5 years)

A successful candidate will possess the following preferred skills:

  • Experience in development of embedded (C++) or applications software (Java) to support military airborne platforms

  • Experience in virtual machines or database management

  • Direct experience in development of software bid and proposal efforts

  • Experience/knowledge with software development methods such as Iterative or Agile

  • Experience/knowledge of airborne communications systems (VLF, HF, UHF, V/UHF, and EHF) cryptographic units and standard airborne interfaces

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.