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United Technologies Corporation Sr Systems Engineer - Advanced Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 14797

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

This position is for a Senior Systems Engineer on the Advanced Systems team in the Airborne Products and Systems organization. The Advanced Systems team is a research and development group responsible for supporting the maturation of key emerging technologies and differentiators required to position Collins Aerospace for both current and future growth opportunities; supporting our military and their partners. This includes, but is not limited to, advancements in next generation Human Machine Interface (HMI), helmet mounted displays, communications management and vehicle control, personal electronic devices, as well as, model-based engineering processes, tools, techniques, formal methods analysis, cyber security and Open Systems development.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about continuous improvement and have a desire to identify and drive efficiencies through process enhancements by utilizing new and emerging tools and technologies. This is an opportunity to engage in the early stages of redefining our systems engineering processes and practices, develop creative solutions to existing and future problems, and to deliver incredible value throughout our enterprise.

Job Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Revolutionary enhancements to our current systems engineering process utilizing current and next generation tools & technology

  • Advance, mature, and validate model-based system engineering methods and tools to enable cost reductions through automation, reduced defects, and increased reuse

  • Rapidly ensure cyber-resilient, functionally correct, verifiably safe components and systems using architecture driven-assurance and virtual integration

  • Demonstrate benefits, identify gaps, and further inform a model-based engineering transition process

  • Develop robust simulation and emulation environments

  • Demonstrate feature prototypes to internal and external customers

Skills that we are seeking:

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills and proactive problem-solving abilities.

  • Creativity and alternative thinking to develop new or novel ideas to solve problems.

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions

  • Must be a self-starter, be able to multi-task, and take advantage of opportunities and events to achieve results

  • Experience with design, requirements capture, development, and integration of complex military avionics software systems

  • Experience with avionics development processes such as (ARP4754, ARP4761, DO-254, DO-178)

  • Experience with systems/software modeling languages (SysML, UML, AADL, or equivalent)

  • Experience with visual modeling and design tools (Enterprise Architect or equivalent)

  • Experience with DoD open systems architecture and protocols (FACE, JCA, HOST, etc)

  • Experience with scripting and scripting languages (JavaScript, VBScript, Python, or equivalent)

  • Software development experience with any high-level programming language a plus

Basic Qualifications

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

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Must possess or be eligible for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance

At Collins Aerospace, 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 Collins Aerospace 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!

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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