Connected Operations Architect (Remote)


Remote City, IA

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United States of America


HIA99: Field Office - IA Remote Location, Remote City, IA, 50301 USA

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As a Connected Operations Architect on the Digital Technologies Enterprise Architecture team, you'll help drive digital transformation by helping modernize and connect operations with data. This initiative is a key component to the enablement of our portfolio of aerospace digital products.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the identification, design, prototyping and selection of solutions and offerings needed to support the products we deliver to our customers

  • Lead our architecture journey for factory intelligence, working closely with peer architects, digital technology service owners, operations leaders, business leaders and product managers. Ensure we architect for today, to redefine the future, and to bridge from today to that future

  • Aid in the development of strategies and roadmaps for model-based manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing platforms (e.g., IIOT, MES, PLM, data lake & warehouse, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and CAD models)

  • Develop and review execution plans with respective owners of enterprise systems, regarding the evolution from current to future-state architectures. Market and build consensus as necessary to execute identified solutions.

  • Create and articulate future state vision via all the relevant architecture & design artifacts. Help validate these proposed future state architectures with proofs-of-concepts and/or MVPs.

  • Collaborate with all other Solution Architects and peers to refine and evolve solutions, processes, and practices while leveraging TOGAF and Zachman framework

  • Continuous "outside-in" scanning, to facilitate continuous learning, hands-on understanding, & adoption of Solutions Architecture industry standard methodologies & techniques.

  • Practices a customer-focused approach, driven to listen and fully understand the request. Willingness to go beyond organizational boundaries to address challenges.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 20% of the time

  • Proven track record as a Solution Architect or Technical Lead, crafting new solutions, developing strategies, and delivering business outcomes

  • Experience building and supporting solutions (COTS and internal) used for advanced manufacturing, especially tools that are applicable to large, complex, and distributed organizations

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing solutions that collect and organize operations data, including lakes and warehouses

  • Ability to learn emerging technologies (e.g., streaming, knowledge graph, data platform, smart factory, digital twin) and to apply these technologies to solve business problems

  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices for connecting factory devices and optimizing operations using this network

  • Experience in all aspects of Architecture Design (people, processes & technology)

  • Show an understanding and consistent record for cloud-based (e.g., AWS, Azure) solution architecture. Includes automation, continuous integration, and continuous deployment

  • Partnering with cross-functional team (e.g., infrastructure, cyber, development) to ensure smooth deployments and sustainable performance of the platform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience building and operating MES and IIOT platforms, including on Tableau, ThingWorx, Solumina and Databricks

  • Experience with model-based manufacturing; including the adoption of digital twin systems for operations

  • Experience in environments that use data to support artificial intelligence and/or machine learning is desired

  • Knowledge of IT audit, regulatory, and compliance in the Aerospace and Defense industry is a plus

  • Experience applying Agile methodology, including participation in ceremonies as part of a development team

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies 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.

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, and blockchain, 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!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

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.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 illness insurance, 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!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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.

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

The salary range for this role is $107,000.00 to $225,000.00; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

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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