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Collins Aerospace
Remote, United States
6 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Min Experience
10+ To 15 Years
Min Education
High School Or Equivalent
Required Travel
Job Function
IT/Software Development



Are you prepared to lead a team of talented engineers responsible for data products that power billions of web and mobile views central to aviation?

FlightAware, part of the Connected Aviation Solutions unit of Collins Aerospace, has built the world's leading aviation software platform, processing over 180+ million incoming messages an hour from over 30,000 individual data feeds—2 terabytes a day and growing! We provide the best, most complete, and most accurate real-time flight-tracking service and are proud to have built a wide variety of successful products on this foundation that have become central to the aviation industry at large.

As an Engineering Manager, Backend at FlightAware you’ll provide leadership, technical guidance, and product vision to a team of engineers and collaborate with cross-functional partners to design and develop services, products, and infrastructure used by thousands of customers each day. FlightAware’s product and service portfolio is expansive, and you could be operating across high-performance customer-facing APIs, internal distributed data fusion systems, our industry-leading website and mobile apps, and more. You may also bring expertise in system reliability as well as API design and implementation.

In this role, you will lead, support, and inspire backend software engineers on your team. As a hands-on leader, you’ll help them fulfill technical, operational, and business requirements. You’ll work alongside talented engineers and partners across Product, Design, Sales, and Marketing to guide architecture and delivery of major infrastructure and product improvements. The ideal candidate will be able to solve complex technical challenges while delivering incredible improvements to product reliability and quality. As part of FlightAware Engineering, you’ll be part of a highly collaborative, ambitious, and future-reaching organization. We attract engineering leaders with a passion for aviation and data. Our team champions intellectual curiosity, openness, and industry-leading technical innovation. We invest in building excellent internal tooling and engineering support in order to create a productive and highly effective team that anticipates the future and leads by example. You’ll get to learn alongside talented senior engineers and share your own expertise.

Regardless of role, we expect excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all hires at FlightAware. We look for candidates who will thrive here, meaning they demonstrate clear communication, embrace open feedback, trust their colleagues, and are driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently and efficiently.

Learn more about FlightAware’s interview process here.

What YOU will do:

  • YOU will lead and support a culture of collaboration, critique, and candid feedback.

  • YOU will mentor and grow engineers to foster an extremely high-performing team.

  • YOU will contribute architectural solutions and code implementations at the senior engineer level as part of your hands-on work with the team (code-review, on-call participation, jump starting new projects, implementing tickets). You will split your time fairly evenly across people management and coding.

  • YOU will work with stakeholders and product owners to define roadmaps.

  • YOU will lead integrated product development teams that ship major new improvements to a visible and important product or area.

  • YOU will collaborate with product owners and engineering leadership to break down complex projects into smaller pieces and iterate on their design and implementation.

  • YOU will develop your team’s skills and advance their careers. You won’t shy away from performance conversations, and you recognize the relationship between objective feedback and career growth.

  • YOU will assist with incident response, manage on-call rotations, SLA creation and management, and runbook creation.

  • YOU will work with the Talent Acquisition & HR teams to interview, onboard, and retain top talent.

What YOU will learn:

  • YOU will develop a deep understanding of the aviation industry and collaborate with cross-functional partners across FlightAware engineering and the Collins Aerospace organization.

  • YOU will apply cloud native approaches to architecting and delivering software.

  • YOU will coach and mentor engineers on the most recent thinking regarding best practices for software development, ranging from computer science fundamentals to 12 Factor app methodology.

  • YOU will learn how to navigate and embrace change, overcome challenges, and continuously improve your processes and practices.

  • YOU will extend your management skillset through continuous learning, trainings, feedback, and coaching.

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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. 

Connected Aviation Solutions:

Our Connected Aviation Solutions team provides advanced information management systems, products and services that enable the connected ecosystem by bringing together Collins’ unique breadth of aviation products with our smart digital solutions to help us enhance every aspect of the end-to-end travel experience. We help airlines, airports and business aircraft turn data into value to streamline operations, increase efficiency and reduce cost, enhance the passenger experience and contribute to sustainable flight. By combining the best networks, connectivity and data/analytics solutions, we’re solving big problems for our customers and the world, while enhancing the security and connectivity of systems both on and off the aircraft, to help operators and passengers stay more connected and informed and create a more sustainable, efficient, reliable and enjoyable travel experience. Aviation connects the world. Our Connected Aviation Solutions team connects aviation. Sustainably. Seamlessly. Securely.

*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

  • Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

*Position is remote; however, if you live within a reasonable commute of a Collins site with other colleagues you interact with, your manager will discuss whether there is a degree of onsite presence associated with this role.

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 program

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,critical illnessinsurance, group legal, ID theft protection

  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

  • Adoption Assistance         

  • Autism Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  • And more!

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.

Employee Referral Eligible

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

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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Education & Experience:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience

Qualifications you must have:

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

  • Software engineering leadership experience as both a people manager and a leader of a cross-functional integrated product development team.

  • Recent individual contributor experience implementing solutions with a complied language like Go, Rust, or C++. Alternatively, individual contributor expertise in an interpreted/bytecode language like C# or Python combined with significant experience with microservices, cloud native technologies, and/or Kubernetes.

  • SQL skills, with experience in PostgreSQL or MySQL.

  • Experience with representing your team and their work to stakeholders with differing levels of technical fluency.

  • Experience with system/software architecture design, building large, scalable, high availability systems.

  • Hiring manager experience with the full recruitment lifecycle including attracting, recruiting, and retaining top engineering talent.

Skills we value:

  • Experience with cloud native methods, architectures, and technologies, like DevSecOps, Open Telemetry, Kubernetes, Knative, Grafana, Helm, or Istio.

  • Experience with big data, streaming, queuing, and cloud technologies like AWS, Cloudflare, Spark, or Kafka.

  • Experience with microservice design and interaction including service meshes, API contracts, and graphql.

  • Execution focused with an ability to navigate ambiguity. Have worked successfully in a small company or an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence. Deeply empathetic and caring. You possess a willingness to empower and inspire commitment and a positive attitude in a team.

  • An agile mindset with a focus on learning, rapid iteration, continuous improvement, and an openness to new approaches.

  • You are a private pilot, you are looking to pursue your private pilot license, or have a passion for aviation.

Job ID: 73639503

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