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Senior Platform Systems Engineer - Fixed Wing

Company: Collins Aerospace
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Date Posted:2019-07-09-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USAAt Collins Aerospace, were 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 were 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 were helping passengers reach their destination safely. Were connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And were 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 wouldnt 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 doesnt 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.

The ideal candidate will join our Fixed Wing Platform Systems team. In this role, you will be a part of the platform systems engineering team performing tasks associated with the design, development, and integration of various system and subsystem components for use on fixed wing aircraft and/or avionics platforms.

The team performs the aircraft platform systems engineering tasks associated with the design, development and integration of various system / subsystem applications, for use on US Government fixed-wing platforms.

The initial assignment for this position will be primarily platform systems test development, requirements capture, and execution for systems engineering tasks supported by the team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to the platform systems engineering team during all phases of the project development.
  • Interfacing with supporting system and subsystem engineers, and domain engineers through requirements capture, functional and integration testing, and delivery support.
  • Interacting with customers to define/capture requirements, and translating operational concepts into system level requirements and designs.
  • Capture, analyze, decompose, model and create requirements for systems, product or sub-systems of moderate complexity.
  • Create and execute verification / validation testing for products and subsystems of moderate complexity and contribute to system integration.
  • Contribute to the development of functional, interface and performance specifications for hardware and software implementation.
  • Contribute to architecturally significant requirements and technical risk area identification.
  • Estimate, track, own and report project technical, cost and schedule aspects for assigned scope of work.
  • Decisions may have moderate impact on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Understand and utilize internal processes, methods and tools for systems development and documentation efforts.
  • Act as a mentor to more-junior engineers in additional areas including project execution.


    • Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelors degree and five years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and three years of prior relevant experience.
    • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder).
    • Aircraft and / or avionics verification-related experience, preferably in platform systems.
    • Knowledge of current systems engineering tools (DOORS, Subversion, etc.).
    • Understanding of the Systems Engineering (SE) process and the Technical Consistent Process (TCP).

      Key skills for success:

      • Must excel working in a team environment and establishing collaborative relationships with coworkers.
      • Well organized and able to communicate effectively with team members, leadership, and customers.
      • Must have the desire to participate on a results-oriented engineering team, be highly motivated, and be self directed.

        Desired qualifications:

        • Experience with avionics Flight2 architecture
        • Understanding of basic aircraft / cockpit instrumentation and operation.
        • Knowledge of Lean-Agile principles.
        • Experience with DOORS / JAMA, Clearquest / JIRA and Python scripting.
        • Desirable to have knowledge of the KC-10 platform and / or FAA / civil certification.

          • Examples - ARP-4754A, DO-297, and DO-178B standards.

            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 thats 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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