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Senior Manager, Software Engineering (Rail/Transit)

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01405500 Date posted 07/31/2020 City Los Angeles State/Province California Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HCA39: Los Angeles, CA (IMS INC) 5140 West Goldleaf Circle Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90056 USA

The role is responsible for providing leadership and daily supervision to a team of software engineers engaged in the development, delivery, and maintenance of software for projects that deliver systems serving the Rail/Transit industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction of project software engineering activities in accordance with organizational goals

  • Monitor project performance, providing EAC analysis, and conducting course corrective action as needed

  • Motivate team members; facilitating meetings; cultivating and reinforcing appropriate group values, norms, and behaviors; and identifying, analyzing and correcting problems by developing plans, tasks and solutions, and ensuring proper use of engineering resources

  • Provide leadership and direction in the implementation, adherence, and continuous improvement of the software engineering processes and procedures

  • Support new proposal and change order pricing estimation and technical solutions

  • Collaborate with Engineering Management, the Program Management Office, and individual Project Managers to assess both current and future staffing needs.

  • Collaborate with Project Managers and Project Engineering Leads to ensure projects are appropriately staffed with SW engineering resources according to budgets and schedules

  • Collaborate with the Rail Product Development Manager and Engineering Management to plan out and leverage the use of Platform SW to every extent possible for projects

  • Ensure software engineering activities are conducted in accordance with applicable Collins ISO, CMMI, and Engineering policies and procedures.

  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and direction for team members in identifying, understanding, and resolving technical issues encountered on projects

  • Evaluate and mentor staff on technical and non-technical aspects of their job responsibilities

  • Assist team members with career development

  • Collaborate with peers and other engineering managers within the Surface Transportation and Critical Infrastructure engineering organization to establish best practices for knowledge management, information sharing, and ensuring consistency of engineering processes and solutions across the division

  • Participate in departmental strategic and budgetary planning processes; prepare and administer work unit operating budget; provide recommendations on policies and goals desired; and implement new/revised programs according to established guidelines

  • Participate in bid and proposal activities, including evaluation of customer requirements, identification and development of technical solutions and development of engineering estimates

  • Identify needs and allocate the appropriate resources to meet timely completion of specific product development tasks

Basic Qualifications:

  • Engineering experience in software development, including all phases of the development life-cycle

  • Engineering management experience in a project / program environment

  • Experience working within a formal engineering process-driven environment

  • Ability to manage technical capabilities, including resources in a specific area, processes and tools of the overall Engineering Department

  • Ability to lead and be responsible for the technical evaluation of employees using formal and informal (daily interaction and counseling) methods

  • Knowledge of software engineering processes

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience OR  an Advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR  In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. Collins Aerospace will not offer sponsorship for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Experience with SCADA Control Systems

  • Prior experience working within the rail systems industry

  • The ability to influence, inspire and motivate all team members

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a cross-functional team environment

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.

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.

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 

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.

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

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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