Rockwell Collins Sr Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 14215

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 Sr Systems Engineer 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

The Test Engineering & Service Center of Excellence is seeking to fill a Systems Engineering position with a talented individual. The primary responsibility of this position is to be a Technical Lead and perform some Project Engineer and Cost Account Manager duties for multiple Test Engineering projects. Test Engineering offers an array of innovative test equipment solutions for Rockwell Collins products and programs. We serve internal customers, including our manufacturing and service centers, as well as external customers – domestic and international.

The engineer who fills this position must have systems, development, and problem solving skills, and be capable of performing data analysis for bids and proposal submittals. This position may lead capability studies, software and hardware development for multi-rack ATE and ESS test stations. Typical test stations include COTs components such as switch systems, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, DMM's, power supplies and other RF or digital related equipment.

This position will directly report to a Level 5 Sr. Engineering Manager in the Test Engineering Center of Excellence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret contracts and statements of work to determine project scope or team/capability gaps

  • Technical data gathering and document creation for submittal to customers

  • Work breakdown structure (WBS) development to generate proposals and project management bids for medium complexity development projects, or smaller parts of more complex projects

  • Work with the program and/or technical project managers to develop the program execution plan and primary execution responsibilities to ensure projects remain within budget, on schedule and meet requirements

  • Lead a multi-disciplined engineering team in the technical elements of a project

  • Apply integrated project management, technical consistent process, earned value, and risk management techniques

  • Coordinate inputs from various hardware / software engineers and supporting teams

  • Coordinate test equipment design reviews and ensure the generation of appropriate design documentation

  • Perform some Cost Account Manager (CAM) duties for smaller projects, or smaller parts of a larger project. Track, report, and analyze earned value metrics as required to understand program performance and to recommend staffing and/or schedule adjustment based on these metrics

  • Understand the relationship of his/her projects to other development projects, defining a strategic plan to leverage the investments across the business unit

  • Perform as an authority figure for all matters related to production and service test equipment, and leverage those principals to other areas of test

Basic Qualifications

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

US Citizenship is required. Candidate must have the ability to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance.

Desired skills

  • Fundamental knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical, Software and Systems engineering

  • Some knowledge of Fundamental project management skills including baseline control, earned value, and risk management

  • Experience with Microsoft Project

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills

  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Attention to details

  • Stress tolerance - maintaining a calm and positive outlook during stressful situations

  • Customer Service Orientation - providing customers with quality experiences, establishing and maintaining effective relationships

  • Ability to multitask effectively on several active projects

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.