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COMPLETE Senior Systems Engineer - Virtual Avionics(Onsite) - HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA, United States   [ View map ]

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HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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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 a 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.

The Virtual Avionics Engineering (VAE) team within Simulation Solutions & Services is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team.  VAE develops and builds training software and devices for primarily commercial customers and some military customers.  Supported devices range in complexity from desktop trainers to high-fidelity full-flight training simulators. This position is an onsite role located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Eligible for relocation.

Who you are:

  • You are versatile and capable of thriving in a dynamic environment while managing competing priorities.

  • You can influence, lead, and clearly communicate with customers, integrated project teams, and at the department level and beyond.

  • You communicate in a clear, concise, and prompt manner. 

  • You embrace ambiguous tasking and technical challenges and navigate the tasking by a mix of self-learning, mentorship from peers, and collaboration across subject matter experts and other team members.

What You will learn:

  • You will gain exposure to high in demand avionics training applications and devices derived from rehosting Collins operational flight software.

  • You will learn how Collins works internally across multiple functional teams to meet customers’ needs and develop and deliver products.

  • You will gain technical knowledge of the simulation software and applications in our products.

What You will do:

  • You will collaborate with our Integrated Product Teams and all counterparts to strive for the common goal of meeting our customers' needs in a way that meets company expectations and goals. 

  • You will support and contribute to multiple phases throughout the lifecycle of a program, including but not limited to: understanding and documenting operational concepts and use cases, capturing requirements, writing test procedures, executing tests, integrating, troubleshooting, tracking, and reporting on various metrics. 

  • You will drive alignment, best practices, and implementing ideas and initiatives that move us towards our roadmap goals and longer-term visions. 

  • You will effectively network and interact with team members and others outside the team to best perform tasking and understand all aspects of the various roles that support the success of a program. 

  • You will provide product support to internal team and external customers to aid in diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing, and debugging complex avionics equipment, rehosted avionics software and/or personal computer equipment used in Virtual Avionics products. 

  • You will diligently follow standards and set an example for the group on following the processes that enable us to be efficient and meet the company’s standards and processes.

Skills you must have:

  • 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

  • Experience in diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing, and debugging complex avionics equipment, rehosted avionics or personal computer equipment used in virtual avionics products.

  • Must be able to perform technical analysis, test and troubleshoot software application and occasionally hardware-related elements.

  • Must be able to travel as needed in support of customer needs and applicable meetings or trade shows. 

Skills we value:

  • Pilot experience of background 

  • Agile, scrum team experience

  • Software background/exposure working with software development teams.

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 meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.


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 possibilities. 


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for 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.

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 contributions, 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, a 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 possibilities. 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. 

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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