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Sr. Software Engineer - Virtual Avionics (Onsite)

Company: Collins Aerospace Careers
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

*Date Posted:*
United States of America*Location:*
HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA*Position Role Type:*
UnspecifiedThe Collins Aerospace, Virtual Avionics Engineering (VAE) team in Cedar Rapids, IA is expanding due to increased demand for simulation training software that is derived from real-time aircraft operational flight programs and extended with ARINC-610 simulation features and customer driven requirements.
The retargeted simulation software models aircraft systems from low level data bus flows to high level peer to peer subsystem communication and is built on top of proprietary graphics drawing libraries and runtime executives. Resulting in high fidelity, optimized software-hardware solutions that range in applications from Windows desktop and virtual reality trainers to certified full-flight simulators.
This position develops and supports training devices and software from moderate to high complexity by leveraging the latest in PC high-performance CPU-GPU computing, gaming and display technologies for use in training and familiarizing flight crews and ground crews in the use of Collins avionics systems deployed in commercial airspace and military theaters.
Successful candidates should embrace competing priorities and technical challenges. We are looking for motivated individuals with a keen desire to create innovative solutions and contribute with reasonable oversight and sound judgement while self-learning, collaborating, and mentoring. This is fast-paced, dynamic development that requires ownership, attention to detail, and teamwork skills that contribute to a positive and productive work environment for teammates and customers. Engineering methodology is a hybrid of Spiral development and Agile planning and execution.
We work directly with our customers to integrate and support our software in their training systems. Both domestic and international travel to customer sites and industry demonstrations may be needed.
The VAE team also builds lower-level training devices by integrating our rehosted avionics software with Collins proprietary simulation environments and COTS equipment, see the following links for examples:

  • Collins Virtual Avionics Procedure Trainer (VAPT)](
  • Collins Virtual Avionics Trainer (VAT)](
  • Collins HUD Virtual Reality Trainer](
  • Collins Training Products Site](
    • What you will do:*
    • Advanced systems software development on a distributed engineering team that supports customers & occasionally travels.
    • Collins Pro Line 21 & Fusion Avionics, HUD & PFCC Simulation Software Modeling & Development using Collins VISTA.
    • Development in Microsoft Windows Visual Studio & Eclipse with Ada, C/C++/C#, Python & Matlab Simulink.
    • Building & Debugging - real-time, multi-threaded applications, endian interoperability, distributed data marshalling.
    • Troubleshooting - hardware-software systems integration, shared memory, Ethernet and Arinc communication.
    • Effective written and spoken communication skills to aid in planning, measuring and progress reporting.
    • Contribute to all phases of systems-software life cycle development, deployment & support.
    • Education and experience: *
    • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience *or *an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience *or* in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience
    • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract
    • Skills we value: *
    • Development in Microsoft Windows Visual Studio & Eclipse with Ada, C/C++/C#, Python & MATLAB Simulink
      Collins Aerospace, an RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. 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.
      Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions - whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you'll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.
      This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.
      • Minimum Program Qualifications*
      • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application
      • Have prior experience in functional area of interest
      • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position
      • Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success*. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

        • Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.
        • Onsite:* Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.
          Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world - and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.
          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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
          • Tuition reimbursement program
          • Student Loan Repayment Program
          • Life insurance and disability coverage
          • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,---critical illness---insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
          • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
          • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
          • Adoption Assistance
          • Autism Benefit
          • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
          • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
          • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
          • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
          • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
          • And more!
            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.

            Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

            The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.*RTX 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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