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Associate Director for Trustworthy Cyber Physical Systems

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Business Unit: United Technologies Research Center Job ID: 01287808 Date posted: Jan. 17, 2019 City: East Hartford State: Connecticut Country: United States

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RC1: United Tech Research Center 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 06108 USA

United Technologies Corporation (UTC; NYSC: UTX) is headquartered in Farmington, CT, just outside of Hartford, CT. We employ over 240,000 talented individuals globally, achieve net sales in excess of $60 billion, and invest $4B each year back into research & development activities. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Collins Aerospace  – the combination of which make us the largest aerospace company in the world. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and Carrier – a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems and building automation controls.

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) was founded by some of the world’s greatest inventors. We helped build the Second Industrial Revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Now we need your help to build the next one.

Tech@UTC is the UTC technology organization, comprised of the global engineering function, several focused centers of expertise, our skunkworks organization – United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), and our advanced Research & Development lab – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create smart, sustainable solutions that prove we can do the big things the right way. We put the “T” in UTC.

The United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the corporate research center of UTC, operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection. At UTRC, we create new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. We are a community of high performing inventors, innovators, thinkers, manufacturers, motivators, leaders, problem solvers, dreamers and achievers. We work with universities, external research organizations, and global business units to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative technology solutions, products, services and intelligent systems. We are looking for scientists and engineers who have a passion for innovation and a high tolerance for ambiguity. You must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality technical content by collaborating with fellow researchers and product specialists. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop and invent new technologies, products and processes. At UTRC, you’ll be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that’s moving fast to shape the future of technology - one full of career opportunities and the chance to contribute and grow in a variety of ways. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people from the broadest and most diverse talent pool possible, so that we can serve our customers globally. If you have ideas, inspiration and expertise to continue developing products and systems that make the world a better place to live, then we have a great opportunity for you to contribute to our continued legacy of innovation.

UTRC provides technical thought leadership in trustworthy cyber physical system solutions to the full range of UTC products and programs. Our programs involve both practical technology development as well as innovative scientific research to advance the state-of-the-art methodologies and practices.

The Cyber System Security Group in the Cyber Physical Systems Department of the United Technologies Research Center has an opening at the level of Associate Director/Principal Research Scientist in trusted design and implementation, and cyber resilient mission systems. Candidates meeting a substantial subset of the criteria listed below are encouraged to apply.

Cyber-Physical Systems or "smart" systems are co-engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. Other terminologies related to this emerging technology trend include: Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, etc. Those are large systems that connect and integrate industrial control systems, machines, sensors and actuators with enterprise systems, business processes, analytics and people. The Cyber System Security group at UTRC is developing novel research and technology to address this large-scale and complex system of systems, and provide integrated and adaptive solutions.

Minimum: M.S., plus 12 or more years of research and development experience post degree
Preferred: Ph.D., plus 10 or more years of research and development experience post degree

The candidate should have a strong research expertise in embedded device security, intrusion detection, cyber resilient mission system design and operation.

Successful candidates will be expected to

  • Have a strong track record of proposing and developing research and technology solutions to improve the security, safety and resiliency of cyber physical systems
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams to set directions and execute projects effectively
  • Be a strong team player in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment
  • Have both strong written and oral communication skills and articulate effectively to both technical peer, senior management and external sponsors
  • Partner with leading academic institutions and national laboratories to perform cutting edge research
  • Author technical papers and reports and generate publications in top peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident status is required for this position.

Location: East Hartford, CT

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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