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Raytheon Technologies Associate Director Engineering - Ejection Seats in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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United States of America


HCO01: Interiors (Seats) - CO Springs 1275 N Newport Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80916 USA

Are you ready to lead an engineering department responsible for developing world class ejection seats? Collins Aerospace is looking for an Associate Director of Engineering, a leader of leaders that manages a multi-disciplinary engineering organization chartered to develop cutting-edge Ejection Seats within Missions Systems.

The Associate Director, Engineering for Ejection Seats is accountable for cost, schedule and technical performance for all programs assigned to the organization. The leader directly manages Program Chief Engineers, Discipline Chief Engineers, and teams of engineers across various engineering disciplines. This position is the primary engineering point of contact for functional and business leaders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coaches and mentors team leaders as a subject matter expert in the development process

  • Directs multi-disciplinary organization of systems, software (limited), hardware, and project engineers in the development of ejection seats and escape systems

  • Builds strong teams to identify, recruit, retain, and develop software engineering talent across the spectrum of entry-level to very experienced software engineers

  • Creates and leverages networks within the broader engineering organization, across adjacent functions and business units, and with customers to achieve results

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

  • Oversees department talent acquisition, retention, and succession planning for key roles

  • Approves technical approach, project plans and department bids

  • Coordinates department-level resource allocation, personnel development planning, employee performance reviews, salary planning

  • Drives continuous improvement activities and comprehensive resource training initiatives

  • Sets department vision and goals to support broader business and organizational strategy

  • Serves as engineering focal to program management and business development leaders

  • Builds and maintains customer relationships

  • Proactively manages emerging issues and develops future opportunities

  • Builds strong cross-functional relationships contributing to a positive work environment

  • Ensures compliance with Collins Management System; reviews and approves department bids and proposals

  • Builds strong cross-functional relationships contributing to a positive work environment

  • Ensures compliance with Collins Management System; reviews and approves department bids and proposals

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must Be a U.S. Citizen

  • 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

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 8 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree a minimum of 14 years of relevant experience are required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading a multi-disciplinary organization of systems, software, hardware, or project engineers

  • Systems, hardware, or software engineering experience

  • Experience in Pursuit and Order Capture fundamentals and formal technical bid activities

  • Experience with design and development fundamentals and configuration management best-practices

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical approach, issues, risks, and status in both written and oral forms

  • A demonstrated ability to coach and mentor team leaders and to be a subject matter expert in the development process

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical approach, issues, risks, and status in both written and oral forms

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

  • Experience with risk and opportunity management, including interfaces with cross-functional teams and external customer

  • Proficient in Earned Value Management

  • Experience working in a cross-functional team environment, establishing collaborative relationships with co-workers

  • Minimum of 10% travel will be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a technical field

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

  • Active Secret Level U.S. DoD Security Clearance

  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • Experience in systems engineering of aircraft Escape Systems

  • Experience in hardware systems, mechanical engineering, and energetics

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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

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.


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

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $110,500 to $215,500; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

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.