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Raytheon Technologies Principal Systems Engineer - Advanced Systems - Military Avionics and Helicopters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE

, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Role Overview

This position is for a Principal Systems Engineer on the Advanced Systems team in the Military Avionics and Helicopters (MA&H) Advanced organization. The Advanced Systems team is a research and development group responsible for supporting the maturation of key emerging technologies and differentiators required to position Collins Aerospace for both current and future growth opportunities; supporting our military and their partners. This includes, but is not limited to, advancements in next generation Human Machine Interface (HMI), helmet worn displays, flight management systems, communications management and vehicle control, personal electronic devices, robust training and simulation environments, and cyber security.

The Principal Systems Engineer will serve as the Future Mission Capabilities Chief Architect covering Flight Autonomy, Mission Autonomy, and Survivability & SA Solutions sub-teams. By combining their knowledge of the various Collins products/programs and their technology roadmaps with the Future Mission Capabilities team's objectives, the technical leader in this role will both build the future and set the path for today's solutions to get there.

Primary Responsibilities:

Support development of system level proposals and participate on pursuit development strategy teams

Serve as system architect for highly complex and/or highly strategic development project teams

Develop technology roadmaps for future architectures and leverage existing product line roadmaps

Coordinate architecture concepts with execution teams

Manage and maintain technology roadmaps with internal and external stakeholders


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline (STEM degree highly preferred) and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.

Candidate must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance

Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.

Experience with design, requirements capture, development, and integration of complex military avionics software systems and hardware solutions is required.

Experience with avionics development processes such as (ARP4754, ARP4761, DO-254, DO-178).

Experience with systems/software modeling languages (SysML, UML, AADL, or equivalent).

Experience with visual modeling and design tools (Enterprise Architect or equivalent).

Experience with DoD open systems architecture and protocols (FACE, JCA, HOST, etc) is required.

Strong level of understanding of the Collins bid process

Experience in technical proposal writing - Make/Buy Decision-making and trade study experience

Innovative thinking with a strategic perspective

Creativity to develop new or novel ideas to solve problems

Networking across the organization

Ability to do customer presentations to influence direction

Strong communication skills - translate technical ideas into business concepts

Experience communicating with executive leadership

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies 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.

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.

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.


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

Life insurance and disability coverage

Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

Autism Benefit

Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

Adoption Assistance

Best Doctors, second opinion program

And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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.

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