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United Technologies Corporation Senior Software Engineer - Avionics Design Assurance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 14646

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

Job Summary

We are currently searching for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our Avionics Design Assurance Center (DAC) team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Collins Aerospace 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 Collins Aerospace.

We’re looking for an experienced engineering professional who is interested in working together with others to achieve excellence in design and efficient lifecycle execution. This position is responsible for working closely with software engineering teams to provide quality-focused technical and process oversight of product developments throughout their lifecycle.

As a DAC team member supporting the Commercial Avionics Engineering Directorate, you will help ensure designs meet quality expectations, as well as customer, regulatory, and other requirements. The role as requires the ability to influence the adoption of engineering best practices to identify and eliminate defects before delivery.

This position requires the applicant to have demonstrated experience in software development process and methods, including planning, requirements capture, implementation, verification, and validation, with a focus on civil certification(s).

Success in this position requires a Passion for Quality, Process and Continuous Improvement and the ability to build rapport with the Engineering project teams in order to influence the teams do the “right thing for the right reason”.

Job Responsibilities

  • An understanding of lean value and associated savings

  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively at multiple levels of their projects -- project leadership, project team members and engineering managers

  • Strong attention to detail and apply insightful judgment in order to properly assure compliance and assess necessary quality related improvements – focus on what is most important for positive outcomes.

  • An ability to establish rapport with all levels of the organization, and external customers

  • An ability to communicate masterfully both verbally and in writing

  • Assisting with engineering project planning activities to ensure plans account for program requirements and past lessons learned, with emphasis on civil certification and quality management system objectives

  • Assessing proactively and analyzing the health of projects using objective measurements and audits

  • Ability to present project health in a manner that influences project execution to achieve quality outcomes and continuous improvement

  • Advising project teams and leadership of design quality trends and systemic issues, and working with others to investigate, determine root cause, and recommend corrective actions to deliver high quality designs.

  • A proven track record of meeting commitments while supporting multiple simultaneous projects

  • Mentoring less-experienced engineers and process analysts in the areas of design quality, process, and regulatory requirements.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

  • Minimum of 5 years system/software experience is required -- hands-on experience as an engineer on a design & development project, including civil certification, from planning through verification and subsequent certification.

  • Experience creating and following a documented development process with working knowledge and demonstrated application of DO-178B/C.

  • Strong working knowledge of design process, including the Technical Consistent Process

  • DOORS proficiency is required

  • JIRA proficiency is required

  • Working knowledge of Boeing and/or Airbus related project execution is preferred

  • Knowledge of effective Design Quality Assurance principles is preferred

  • Knowledge of FAA Regulatory Requirements and / or experience in civil certification focal roles is preferred

  • Knowledge of industry requirements such as CMMI is preferred

  • Experience in AGILE development environment is preferred

  • JAMA experience is preferred

  • ARP4754A experience is preferred

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.

Collins Aerospace 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.

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