Rockwell Collins Electrical Engineer - Hardware in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 11957

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Electrical Engineer - Hardware to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated Electrical Engineer to join the Common Platform Hardware team within the Government Systems Airborne Products and Systems Department. Recently, this team completed development of a video graphics system, a video processing computer that provides 3-D video processing of aerial refueling operations, a tactical situational awareness system, and a ruggedized computing platform that provides pilots with real time situational awareness for the Next Generation Tanker. Legacy products developed by the department include integrated processing cabinets, control display units, control panels, next generation processors and data transfer units that are used on multiple military platforms.

Job Responsibilities

This position will include investigation and development of new technologies to be used in military airborne platforms, both fixed and rotary wing. Primary assignments will be circuit board designs that require the use and application of electrical engineering principles and techniques, with opportunities for FPGA design and verification. The selected candidate will be required to design, develop, document, verify, qualify, troubleshoot, and transition electronic hardware of simple to high complexity for military airborne platforms. The selected candidate will work closely with Systems, Software, Mechanical Engineers, Environmental Effects Engineering, Manufacturing/Operations and Design to Cost support staff to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a product’s lifecycle. Job Skills and Attributes:

  • Analysis - Demonstrates the ability to provide a logical, in-depth analysis of a problem or situation.

  • Cooperation - Takes personal initiative to proactively serve as a motivator creating strong morale and synergy.

  • Dependability - Demonstrates the ability to follow through with work assignments and support management’s policies and procedures. Ensures that all details of a project are accurate before delegating to others.

  • Drive - Exerts energy, enthusiasm, persistence, and positive attitude while working to meet project deadlines.

  • Judgment - Demonstrates the ability to base decisions on factual information and sound logic.

  • Listening - Exhibits good listening skills and identifies verbal and non-verbal situations fairly well. Consistently practices attentive and active listening and can accurately restate the opinions of others.

  • Writing - Uses language that is business appropriate in written documents. Understands the importance of clear and concise business writing.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable engineering or science field.

  • Must possess or be eligible for a US DOD Secret clearance (Requires US Citizenship)

  • Experience in an electrical engineering design or support role

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Domain knowledge of digital electronics and experience with digital electronics design principles and techniques

  • Experience with design tools for circuit board design, schematic capture, and signal integrity analysis

  • Experience with requirements capture and component selection for high speed digital products.

  • Experience troubleshooting digital designs in a lab environment using Oscilloscopes, Analyzers, Function Generators, etc.

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.