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Sr. Systems Engineer - Air Combat Training (Onsite) (Sign-On Bonus Eligible)

Company: Collins Aerospace
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Date Posted:

2024-01-24 Country:

United States of America Location:

HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, USA Position Role Type:

Onsite The Air Combat Test & Training (ACTT) Department within Mission Systems strives to improve training capability and realism so that U.S. warfighters and international partners can "train like you fight." The ACTT engineering team develops state-of-the-art products for cryptographic, datalink, networking, and command and control applications supporting threat and weapon simulations and is looking for a Sr. Systems Engineer to join the team!

We specialize in the development and integration of high quality, highly secure, complex solutions for military communication systems, navigation systems, and networks to enable a Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training environment. We design and develop secure Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) systems and mature them from the concept phase through accreditation, factory production, and installation This position is located onsite in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. May be eligible for relocation .

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has emerged from agricultural roots into an affordable, vibrant community for living, working, and leisure. With over 275,000 people, the area offers residents a myriad of arts, entertainment, dining, and shopping options, yet the cost of living is 11% less than the national average and commute times are under 20 minutes. Residents enjoy live performances in the Alliant Energy PowerHouse arena and historic downtown theaters. Sports enthusiasts get to experience the excitement of Big Ten games at the nearby University of Iowa and cheer on local minor league baseball, hockey, and soccer teams. There are a diverse range of outdoor recreational opportunities among the region's extensive trails, parks, golf courses, rivers, and lakes. This thriving city also boasts of excellent schools, top-tier hospitals, enriching museums, and a calendar filled with fun festivals and fairs. Cedar Rapids stands as a dynamic community that blends affordability, entertainment, and family-friendly amenities, making it an ideal place to work, play, and call home.

Premium Signing Bonus Available for Active Security Clearance Holders.

What you will do:

  • Support rapid prototype capability development from requirements capture and design through deployment to the customer.
  • Conduct system-of-systems integration, troubleshooting, and verification testing
  • Develop in a collaborative Agile DevSecOps environment (Git, Kubernetes, Bamboo)
  • Act as a mentor and coach, reviewing the work of junior engineers.
  • Perform bidding and planning of systems engineering effort. Education and experience:
    • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 5 years of prior relevant experience, OR an Advanced Degree in a related field and 3 years of prior relevant experience, OR in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience.
    • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
    • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.
    • Must be able to travel up to 10% Skills you must have:
      • Knowledge of Linux OS environment
      • Experience with scripting (e.g. Python)
      • Knowledge of systems networking (TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4) Skills we value:
        • Experience in the following areas of systems engineering: requirements development, design, integration, and test
        • Knowledge of 1553 or Fibre Channel bus interfaces
        • Knowledge of virtualization software or test automation
        • Experience in an Agile development environment
        • Ability to investigate problems to the root cause and then champion the creation and implementation of corrective actions.
        • Striving to consistently produce superior results, keeping project milestones on schedule, and contributing to a positive work environment.
        • Desire to successfully work in a team environment, establishing collaborative relationships with coworkers both in-person and through technology.
        • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation), including ability to communicate with different levels of leadership, customers, vendors, or subcontractors.
        • Motivated self-starter with strong analytical skills 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.

            WE ARE REDEFINING AEROSPACE.

            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 . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids , Sr. Systems Engineer - Air Combat Training (Onsite) (Sign-On Bonus Eligible), Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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