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United Technologies Corporation (Senior) Engineering Manager FPGA (m/f/d) in Heidelberg, Germany

Job ID: 17512

City: Heidelberg

State: Baden-Württemberg

Country: Germany

Category: Engineering

Job Type:


Collins Aerospace

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.

This position requires management of a team of FPGA Engineers involved in architecting, developing, and verifying of complex electronic systems for Design Assurance up to Level A aircraft products. Provides technical design guidance relative to the execution of new electronics designs as well as ensuring Predictable Project Performance.

Specific responsibilities of this role include:

  • Selects, leads, directs, evaluates, and develops a team of professional engineers to ensure that engineering tasks are completed on-time, within budget, and meeting technical requirements.

  • Coaches and mentors staff in all aspects of their development, tracks and develops discipline specific skills and competencies in order to identify gaps in the organization and develop gap closure plans to meet current and future business needs.

  • Ensure projects are staffed with appropriately skilled resources. Develops a positive working relationship with our international colleagues and the Global Engineering Center in India, Leased Labor, and Statement of Work Outsourcing agencies. Ensures that teams apply and follow Collins Aerospace Standard Work and industry best practices including Robust Electronics in designs.

  • Provides leadership and technical direction for engineering activities to ensure organization’s objectives are achieved. Identifies risks within business and develops improvement plans to mitigate risk.

  • Represents the organization at Collins Aerospace Communities of Practice, corporate initiatives, and working groups to share lessons learned, support/lead continuous improvement activities, and develop networks of subject matter experts across the company.


  • Manages a team in area of expertise with responsibility for meeting technical requirements, deliverables, and project budgets.

  • Works with associated leads and Program leadership to ensure best practices and design strategies are integrated into proposals and program plans.

  • Contributes directly to department strategy considering immediate and long term goals.

  • Develops strong cross functional ties to establish framework for well integrated approach to development programs Leads and applies improvements in methods, tools, process definitions and design strategies.

  • Work closely with Discipline Chiefs and Product Teams to ensure alignment on technical approach and execution

  • Knowledge of industry practices and standards (i.e RTCA DO-254)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree with 6+ years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree with 4+ years of relevant experience or PhD Degree with 2+ years of experience

  • or experience in a comparable role instead

Be part of our team in Heidelberg

  • Great benefits

  • An industry-leading performance management process

  • Global Career Opportunities

  • Promoting the continuous learning and development of our employees

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion


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