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Raytheon Technologies Associate Director, System Architect in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

Collins Aerospace is searching for a lead for our System Architect Group within Civil Space and Sea Solutions. The System Architect Lead will officially establish the group, transitioning experienced talent in the organization from current roles and will be responsible for both functional development of the team as well as serving as the senior technical authority for review, evaluation and technical assessment of both current and future programs.

The successful candidate will be empowered to guide and direct engineering initiatives for new business efforts, product design, development and mission support. The System Architects work in concert with the L4 Program Chief Engineers to develop solutions that best meet the needs of our customers. Additionally, t he System Architect lead coordinates with the Program Chief Engineer so ensure System Architect resources support the needs of the value stream, and also engages with the Systems lead for the program.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Lead engineering analysis and anomaly reviews via comprehensive fault tree analysis, as well as support formal program and proposal reviews from a systems architecture perspective

  • Review the design and architecture for CSSS programs, ensuring completeness, accuracy and adherence to established Collins systems engineering processes and technical standards/procedures

  • Participate in the development of program requirements and specifications for various systems through multiple program phases as part of the development process

  • Champion and drive MBSE throughout the CSSS org

  • Support new business capture, including developing systems architecture concepts, engaging in meetings with potential customers to discuss needs and capabilities, conducting pre-proposal analysis, proposal development, and mission and system analysis

  • Support and/or lead Non-Advocate Reviews and system design reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR). Support specification and interface development, testing, problem resolution and customer interactions

  • Support Engineering Review Boards (ERBs), Corrective Action Boards (CABs) and Failure Review Boards (FRBs), as required

  • Support design/development to ensure that customer & internal goals for safety, mission success, and performance are met at the system level

  • Identify risks and associated system impacts, providing recommendations on level of acceptable risk and associated rationale. Develop mitigation strategies where prudent

  • Identify technical issues, propose solution options, and follow through to resolve the issues with minimal supervision and approval of the Level 4 Program Chief Engineer

  • Identify opportunities for improvement based upon review of anomaly and failure data; and support development/implementation of system design improvements

  • Interface with internal and external customers and associates in engineering, assembly, integration and test, safety and mission assurance, and program management

  • Set and exhibit high standards for integrity, quality, and safety in every action; foster engagement for technical excellence as technical leader.

  • Contribute to and/or maintain technology roadmaps

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of prior relevant experience OR • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years experience OR • In absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coach personnel

  • Experience leading system design efforts, including detailed requirement flow-down, system architecture and ConOps development

  • Strong mechanical and/or electrical background with a very good understanding of active thermal control, power management and distribution, and environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS), including regenerative ECLSS

  • Experience leading tiger-team investigations for anomaly resolution and corrective action

  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings/schematics

  • Ability to review presentations, emails, white papers, trade studies, vendor analyses and reports for content and accuracy

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams, internal and external customers

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, technical writing experience

  • Ability to communicate complex technical subjects with clarity and precision

  • Supports the Strategic Value Stream Lead’s change management process with impact assessments, trade studies, and assertions as it pertains to the Value Stream

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Systems or Aerospace Engineering or a related Engineering field

  • 15 years of experience in mission design, space or ground systems design, development, manufacture, test or operations, including 10 years of functional or project team leadership positions is preferred

  • Space system/mission analysis and design (full mission-life-cycle experience)

  • Significant knowledge of safety and reliability engineering principles for manned spacecraft

  • Experience with reliability analyses and verification, including reliability predictions, FMECA (failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis), and expertise in fault tree analysis

  • Analytical thinker with a demonstrated ability for solving complex problems and a bias for action

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.


O ur 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

This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with NASA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per NASA’s regulation SUBPART 1835.5 Drug- Free Workforce

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.

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