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Raytheon Technologies Software Engineer Modeling and Simulation SEPP Intern (Summer 2021) 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

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.

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.

Collins Aerospace Mission Systems Advanced Technologies (MiSAT), Communication & Navigation Systems (CNS) is seeking a software engineering intern.

Collins Aerospace advanced technology groups focus on cutting edge department of defense research and development projects. As an advanced technology engineering intern, you will continually advance the state of the art through the research and creation of innovative system concepts and technological capabilities.

Position overview

This role consists of working with a group of highly innovative engineers towards the invention, development, and demonstration of new concepts and capabilities. This position entails the pursuit and development of cutting-edge Modeling and Simulation solutions that can quickly go from concept, to field demonstration, to fielded product. The applicant must be creative, highly self-motivated, have strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the development of advanced networking systems/subsystems and developing innovative strategies

  • Supporting the development of new advanced networking concepts, targeting research organizations such as DARPA, DIU, ONR, CERDEC, AFRL, ARL, etc.

  • Supporting our team in the development and execution of external technology (R&D) programs as well as Mission Systems Advanced Technology internal research and development (IR&D) projects

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software development experience using C, C++, Bash, or Python preferred

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes or other container technology preferred

  • Guild tools (Make, CMake, Ant, etc.)

  • Revision control systems (Git, SVN) helpful

  • Cloud based AWS or Google Cloud development experience

  • Embedded systems/software development

  • Knowledge of networking concepts and technologies including but not limited to: IPv4, IPv6, Routing, Unicast, Multicast, NAT, TCP, UDP, SSH, VPN, ACLs, ToS and QoS, etc.

  • Wireshark or other network analysis familiarity

  • Flight simulator experience

  • Aptitude in system requirements definition

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

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.


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.

Raytheon Technologies 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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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.