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United Technologies Corporation Senior Systems Engineer - KC-135 Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01358802

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Systems, Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Job Overview

Do you want to be a part of a high performing fast-paced team that has large growth potential? Do you want to help propel Collins Aerospace Military Avionics business into new markets with new product and feature offerings? Do you want to enjoy your job, the people you work with, and have fun while doing it? The KC-135 Platform Systems Engineering team is seeking a highly motivated Senior Systems Engineer who has experience in leveraging existing and development of new technologies to provide innovative avionics systems solutions for the KC-135 aircraft.

This position is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A comprehensive relocation package is available. If this is the opportunity you have been looking for, please apply now to express interest, and a recruiter will follow up with job specific roles for your consideration.

Job Responsibilities

  • Systems engineering through all phases of system product development including: program pursuit and capture, requirements capture and analysis, system architecture design, requirements allocation and traceability, system / subsystem integration, system verification, system validation and life-cycle product support.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Interfaces with business development, program management, software engineers, product-line systems engineers, hardware engineers, and customers.

  • Designs and manages complex engineering systems over their life cycles.

  • Supports architectural exploration and system roadmap development

  • Recommends investments or changes in technology, resources, procedures, equipment, systems, or other assets to improve the quality of the organization’s projects.

Basic Qualifications

  • This position requires you to work in a restricted facility that requires US Citizenship or Permanent Residence (Green Card).

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Experience with systems, software and hardware development in an avionics application.

  • Familiarity with tools such as JIRA, ALM, DOORS, Jama, Subversion, and PREP.

  • Ability to break down and execute complex tasks with minimal instructions.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

  • Experience taking ownership of tasks and lead efforts spanning multiple internal and external stakeholders.

  • Keen aptitude for technical work that spans multiple levels of detail.

Key qualifications we look for in our Systems Engineering team:

  • Experience with the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion, CAAS, and / or Flight2 architectures.

  • Aircraft systems experience with the following:

  • Human / machine interface (HUDs, displays and controls)

  • Weapons systems

  • Sensor systems

  • Navigation

  • Intelligence and surveillance

  • Voice and data communications, including datalink

  • Information assurance

  • Flight controls and autopilot systems

  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) development method

  • Knowledge and experience working with Avionics military and civil regulatory and certification requirements, including TSO, DO-160, DO-254, DO-297, DO-178B/C, MIL-HDBK-516C, and ARP4754A.

  • Having a pilot’s license or flight experience is an advantage

  • Adaptable to changes in assignments and responsibilities.

  • Highly self-motivated and contributing to a positive work environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Works successfully in team-centric environments.

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.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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