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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01359977 Date posted 10/09/2019 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 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.

Collins Aerospace Avionics Concepts, Practices, and Tools (CPT) organization is seeking a Sr Systems Engineer with a passion for problem solving and satisfying customers through the delivery of improvements to the global engineering ecosystem that provide compelling gains to the consistency, efficiency, and productivity of product development efforts across the enterprise. The focus of this position will be the management and improvement of business unit engineering processes.

CPT is at the forefront of providing state-of-the-art solutions that dramatically increases Collins Aerospace Avionics Engineering productivity and effectivity. Our recognized success has been based on the friendly, informal, and highly-cooperative team environment we've put in place, as well as across-the-board depth of talent. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Collins Aerospace 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 Collins Aerospace.

Responsibilities include:

  • Regularly works with other members of the organization as part of a cross-functional team and/or leads large cross- functional initiatives. Builds strong relationships with customers and peers. Receives little instruction from leadership and is expected to delegate to peers when appropriate.

  • Responsible for advanced technical and personal mentoring of less- senior team members.

  • Root cause analysis on application and server outages

  • Responsible for requirements capture activities within the team including both customer and derived technical requirements. Ensures use cases, workflow, and requirements are accurate and complete

  • Evaluates customer’s requirements and performs trade studies to identify the most balanced technical solutions in terms of operational capabilities based on established criteria.

  • Understands industry trends within specific disciplines and evaluates them for use within Collins Aerospace solutions.

  • Leads and coordinates proof of concepts for validation against requirements and solutions design review and ranking w/ customer & leadership.

  • Builds forecasting modules which identify future capacity problems. Propose lean solutions that are available with sufficient lead time to ensure the businesses ability to act.

  • Application and server performance Monitoring 

  • Develops and maintains technical documentation and proposals 

The successful candidate will have many of the following skills/experience:

  • Extensive Linux Server Administration

  • IT infrastructure and cloud administration

  • Experience working in DevOps environment

  • System Security Administration (DFARS)

  • Disaster Recovery

  • Java WebApp administration

  • Database Infrastructure Administration (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL)

  • Docker experience

  • Systems performance analysis (Elastic stack, Zabbix, Grafana, Nagios, Kibana, etc.)  

  • Project and product management

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship or Green Card Holder

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • 5 years of experience with System/Network Administration

  • 3 years experience with Linux

  • 2 years DBA experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL) 

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.
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
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation 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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