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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01351399 Date posted 09/10/2019 City Richardson State Texas Country United States

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HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 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 part of a new, exciting initiative to combine foundational IT with new digital technologies?  Our Digital Technology team is driving business efficiencies and a better customer experience by connecting technologies, people, information and processes. From making aircraft more electric, intelligent and integrated to building new software platforms such as Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, API's  and block chain, there’s no better place to be right now than in digital. If you’re an agile thinker who enjoys utilizing modern technology to make big improvements, then you’re a perfect fit for this team. Join Collins Aerospace to help us revolutionize the aerospace industry today!

Role Overview

Do you have experience creating and managing API's? Do you want to create a complete API management process and help empower and influence a major aerospace and defense company? Do you thrive on using cutting-edge, technology to create informed data-driven business decisions? If yes, we want to talk to you. The Data Management team within Collins Aerospace's Digital Technology is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Company’s API management goals, standards, practices, processes, and technologies. As the API Service Manageryou will be  accountable for understanding the customer needs and providing clear requirements to what data is needed and how this needs to be presented. In addition, you will document the requirements for API proxy developers to use and are available to API team to answer questions.

Job Responsibilities

  •  Define product vision and strategy

  •  Own the user experience

  •  Articulate user stories with clear business value

  •  Work in the common good of the company for user story prioritization

  •  Lead the Sprint Planning sessions and is available during sprints to answer questions

  •  Groom the backlog of user stories and prioritizes for the API Team

  •  Serve as a liaison between both internal and external technical and business groups

  •  Define and Implement API  Standards for maximum efficiencies and revenue generation

  •  Provide thought leadership by defining standards, processes and best practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong collaboration, problem solving, communication skills and drive to learn.

  • Previous work experience developing API standards and processes.

  • Degree in business-related or quantitative fields (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Information Systems) or equivalent experience in technical field. Advanced degrees preferred.

  • Fluency in computer science fundamentals and software design/engineering.

  • Product management or product design experience'

  • Web product development experience

  • Experience negotiating with various stakeholders for technology solutions

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be US Citizen or permanent US Resident

  • Must work at one of our larger sites, such as Cedar Rapids, IA, Richardson, TX, Chula Vista, CA, Windsor Locks, CT, Charlotte, NC - (no remote)

Basic Qualifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 8 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required. 

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibilities. 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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