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COMPLETE Principal Firmware Engineer (Onsite) - CA550: Fullerton, CA Bldg 675 1801 West Hughes Drive Building 675, Fullerton, CA, 92834 USA

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CA550: Fullerton, CA Bldg 675 1801 West Hughes Drive Building 675, Fullerton, CA, 92834 USA, United States   [ View map ]

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CA550: Fullerton, CA Bldg 675 1801 West Hughes Drive Building 675, Fullerton, CA, 92834 USA

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Collins Aerospace is looking for an Principal Firmware Engineer.

The Secure Information Solutions (SIS) solves problems to protect information. We are broadly engaged across all aspects of information transmission delivering innovative solutions that span space, ground, airborne, shipboard, government, civil, and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators protecting our countries most sensitive information.

This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

    • Architecture, design, development, integration, and test of FPGA firmware for network security appliances; including cryptographic algorithms, low and high-speed interface protocols, management interfaces and security features
    • Work closely with a team of software, firmware, and systems engineers to ensure firmware implementations meet the product requirements
    • Perform design entry in VHDL and/or Verilog and functional verification in Modelsim/Questa, with a strong emphasis on creating reusable and maintainable designs
    • Comprehensive unit test of implementations via simulation and emulation to achieve high-confidence designs
    • Perform logic synthesis, static timing analysis and place & route within the Xilinx or Altera FPGA design flows
    • Support software and system integration and test efforts
    • Resolve issues found during engineering test in a timely manner, accounting for program and schedule risk when identifying the best solution
    • Create high-quality project documentation in support of contract deliverables, including development plans, requirement and design specifications, and test documents
    • Independently manage time and prioritize tasks to achieve results within cost and schedule constraints
    • Use Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) to manage cost and schedule performance

Qualifications/Experience Needed:
    • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience
    • Experience with Xilinx UltraScale+ MPSocs architecture
    • Proven experience with software/firmware/hardware developments. Numerous years performing FPGA development
    • Ability to derive firmware requirements from system level requirements and design specifications
    • Prior experience developing comprehensive test platforms and regression test suites that are automated and script based. TCL experience a plus
    • Comfortable working with hardware for unit test and troubleshooting
    • Knowledge of high-assurance, Type-1, high assurance designs, and Security Verification Testing
    • Familiarity with Ethernet (MACs, PHYs, protocols)
     • Active DoD Secret (or higher) Clearance

Security Clearance:
    • Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date
    • 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.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements 

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.

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. 


This is an ONSITE position. 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.

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. 

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

The salary range for this role is 103,000 USD - 215,000 USD; however, RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role 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. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

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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