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United Technologies Corporation Technical Publications - Business Analyst/Programmer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01341832

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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 makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

This position is within the Publications and Training organization for Collins Aerospace - Products and Aftermarket support. The individual in this position is responsible for leading a team to define requirements, author technical specifications and lead matrixed resources in the development of solutions to support business needs.

An individual in this position will bring flexibility, creativity, and versatility to the job responsibilities and attributes. The ideal candidate will be able to work with Strategic Business Integration Analysts, application users, developers, leaders, and Collins Digital Technology group. In this role responsibilities include research, design, development, testing, diagnostic debugging, release management, and day-to-day user support. Change management of source control, documentation of system changes, and production monitoring are included in responsibilities.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ability to analyze and manage complex business problems to be solved with automated systems and provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.

  • Performs business analysis of systems and follows through the full development life cycle.

  • Leads cross-functional teams in thinking through a logical, in depth analysis of a problem by providing technical direction/guidance of moderate to high complexity.

  • Develop/modify functional specifications, investigate and understand new technologies, conduct unit-tests, code review and performance monitoring.

  • Prepares operating instructions and compiles documentation of program development.

  • Designs and builds changes, extensions, and enhancements to existing application programs and reports.

  • Designs and develops integrations between applications using application programming interfaces.

  • Supports data migration, data conversion, data loading, and performance improvement of information.

  • Works with users to support business applications, and investigating operational problems/system requirements.

  • Coordinates and communicates system change requirements to end users.

  • Capable of proactively identifying and communicating technical software issues and help resolve these issues. Ensure these issues are elevated to project leadership for resolution.

  • Reviewing software defects, business trends, identify systemic root causes and process improvements and recommend new approaches, tools, techniques that drive continuous improvements in software development processes.

  • Provides exploratory/discovery consulting services to internal customers.

  • Contribute to software engineering requirements capture and analysis in area of domain expertise. Able to identify cross-functional deficiencies in requirements.

  • Translate business needs into technical requirements. Has system-wide responsibility on moderately complex projects and components.

  • Estimating project resource requirements for multi-developer projects.

  • Ability to develop engineering estimates for Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Bid proposals, using applicable enterprise estimation tools, for components and area of expertise.

Knowledge and Skills Desired:

  • Proficient with modern software development best practices and configuration management tools.

  • MS Access Database development experience.

  • Proven ability to support MS Access database.

  • Java or other object-oriented programming experience.

  • Visual Basic programming knowledge.

  • Structured Query Language (SQL) experience.

  • Proven ability to support SQL database.

  • Ability to develop and troubleshoot program code.

  • XML, XSLT, XSD, FOSI/DTD knowledge.

  • Knowledge of publication development programs (Arbortext Editor, Adobe FrameMaker, or other XML structured authoring environments).

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

US Citizenship is required

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.

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

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

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

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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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