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Raytheon Technologies Associate Director - Networking Technologies (ATC) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE

, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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 military and government customers complete their most complex missions. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems. 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.

Associate Director, Advanced Technology/Communications & Navigation Systems/Networking Technologies

Mission Systems

Our goal is to create technologies that allow Collins to differentiate our products from the competitors’ and create new market opportunities through innovation.

Job Summary:

Advanced Technology Center is seeking an Associate Director to lead the Communication and Navigation Systems’ Networking Technologies group. This role will provide leadership for a team of highly innovative engineers in the invention, development, and demonstration of new networking concepts and capabilities. This challenging position will entail leading development of cutting-edge networking solutions that can quickly go from concept, to field demonstration, to fielded product. The applicant must be creative, highly self-motivated, have strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills, and demonstrated customer focus. Prior experience leading research and development activities is highly desirable.

Job Responsibilities and Underlying Tasks:

  • Provide leadership for the design and development of advanced networking systems/subsystems.

  • Develop innovation strategies via collaboration with external agencies, internal customers and partner organization across the company

  • Collaborate with product development personnel across Mission Systems and RTX to set strategic direction and recommend projects for independent research & development (IR&D).

  • Identify and lead team members through pursuit, order, capture activities for externally funded R&D

  • Development of internal and external networks, forging relationships with peers within Mission Systems Engineering, Business Development, and Value Stream leadership.

  • Coach team members in principal investigator (PI) role for research

  • Plan, organize and supervise the activities of a team of engineers.

  • Responsible for oversight of the execution of externally funded programs and IR&D projects, striving for 100% customer satisfaction.

  • Maintain awareness of technology and Rockwell Collins’ competitive position

  • Up to 15% travel

Key Competencies:

  • Passion for challenging and developing people

  • Hands-on experience in embedded systems/software development and networked applications / networking stack protocol implementation

  • Expertise in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks and / or Tactical Data Links

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Past success in securing government research and development contracts

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and teamwork skills

  • Experience in identifying, communicating and mitigating risks

  • Knowledge of current industry trends

  • Demonstrated capability in a fast-paced, dynamic, creative work environment

  • Aptitude in network design and architecture, scalability modeling and simulation

  • Familiarity with communications and electronic warfare systems

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic team leader

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and teamwork skills

  • Experience in identifying, communicating, and mitigating risks

  • Knowledgeable of industry trends within his/her domain

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a creative, as well as practical problem-solving environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 8 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Hands-on experience in developing advanced networking software

  • Skilled execution of third-party platform integration and field demonstrations

  • In-depth knowledge of COTS networking concepts and technologies across all layers of stack, including but not limited to IPv4, IPv6, Routing, Multicast, NAT, TCP, UDP, OLSR, OSPF, PIM, IPSec, VPN, ACLs, ToS and QoS, etc.

  • Operational knowledge of embedded operating systems (Linux at minimum) and network services / utilities such as Apache HTTP server, iptables, php, ssh, tc, etc.

  • Prior software development using C, C++, Java, Bash, Python, Perl, PHP, etc.

  • Experience in platform integration and field demonstrations

  • Ability to obtain DoD Security Clearance is required

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.

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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.