Senior Engineering Manager (f/m/d) – Avionics Hardware (hybrid)

Heidelberg, Germany

Who we are:

At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

 Our site in Heidelberg has the following core competencies:

Avionics Systems

On-board electronics for land vehicles

Products for the aerospace industry

We have established ourselves as a leading supplier of customized electronics solutions for the aerospace and defense industries. Collins Aerospace in Heidelberg supplies integrated navigation and communications systems for a wide range of military applications and is a global leader in satellite reaction wheel technology.

We are redefining aerospace.

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your engineering career? Then we have a great opportunity for you! We are seeking a motivated, results-, and team-oriented Senior Engineering Manager, Avionics Hardware. You will drive our vision and support the product lines in our Heidelberg facility. In this position you will manage a team of intermediate and experienced professionals in Hardware Engineering. Your team is dedicated to applying scientific principles to innovate, design, develop, and implement technologies and processes. At the same time, you take responsibility to ensure compliance to customer requirements across applicable operating conditions.


As Senior Engineering Manager, Avionics Hardware, you

provide leadership and technical direction for engineering activities and participate in team’s technical activities to coach, support, and influence your team.

take responsibility for success in planned milestones and activities of your team in regard of budget, schedule and performance.

you contribute directly to department strategy to ensure that the organization’s immediate and long-term goals are achieved.

oversee and participate in the development of engineering bids to ensure success.

actively address each employee’s performance, support career development needs, identify skill gaps for current and future needs, develop gap closure plans.

develop a positive and trustful working relationship with our international colleagues and are committed to travel occasionally across our different locations.

continuously develop improvements in methods, tools, process definitions and design strategies.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience or advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience or experience in a comparable role

EU citizenship or citizenship of a NATO member state required

Written and spoken business and technical English language skills at B2+ level or above

Strong organizational skills

Enthusiasm for analyzing and solving problems

Communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience/ Qualifications:

Experience with product design and development life cycle including requirement capture, detailed design, and verification activities focused on hardware devices

Engineering management experience in a project / program environment

Experience leading teams in a formal engineering manager role

Experience working within a formal engineering process-driven environment

Experience with DO-254 development and verification process

Knowledge of interfaces typically used on airborne equipment (e.g. PCI Express, GBit Ethernet, VPX) 

Written and spoken business and technical German language skills

Be part of our Team:

Multicultural team

Industry-specific pay

Balancing work and family life

Opportunity to work from home

Flexible working times

30 days of paid vacation

Special leave: up to 8 days to care for children or other dependent persons

Rest and nursing areas

Women’s Network for mutual support

Local Ethics & Compliance Officer

Global career opportunities

Culture Team to support a pleasant working atmosphere

Company sponsored pension plan

Corporate health management

Company canteen with health-conscious meals

Internal and external training opportunities to promote the continuous learning and development of our employees

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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Senior Engineering Manager (f/m/d) – Avionics Hardware (hybrid)