Rockwell Collins Senior Systems Engineer - Embedded Software in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 10942

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 Senior Systems Engineer - Embedded Software 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

This job description is for a Senior Systems Engineering position within the Common Core Sub-Systems team of the Common Core Avionics department. We are seeking highly motivated engineers that are ready to join us in working with our avionics industry first multi-core certified platform! You will be a part of an integrated, cross-functional team responsible for testing and integrating low-level software for avionics and related products for our Next Generation Avionics platforms.

The majority of work will focus on integrating Real-Time Operating System components in a multicore environment. Candidates are expected to be able to perform engineering functional leadership for all phases of an engineering system development project. Applicants should have the ability to define, oversee, and direct the efforts of other engineers on a complete development project.

Job Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Leading the technical design and development of other systems engineers

  • Working with the engineering project manager to create and maintain estimates of schedule and budget for a complete engineering project

  • Performing as the bid leader for proposals of small to medium sized projects.

  • Applicant will perform system development in all life-cycle phases, work closely with program management, and interface with customers. Candidates will be expected to independently perform multiple tasks and be able to work with a variety of development and test tools.

Basic Qualifications


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

  • 5+ years experience in real-time embedded software and/or hardware interfacing

  • Candidates should be adaptable to change, determined to accomplish tasks based on program schedule, collaborate with teammates in order to make the best decisions, enjoy learning new technologies, be self-motivated and contribute to a positive work environment.

The following talents and characteristics are very desirable:

  • Experience with safety critical system & software development (such as DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A )

  • Experience in Low-Level device drivers and networking

  • Knowledge in the areas of baseline control, earned value, risk management and product support

  • Ability to mentor other systems engineers and beginning project engineers

  • Familiarity with open standards relating to operating systems and networking (e.g. ARINC 653, POSIX, TCP/IP…)

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.