Full Time Posted 17 days ago
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United States of America


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

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Are you big into Crypto?  We’re not talking currency. Our Crypto team in the Assured Solutions Engineering directorate creates cutting edge embedded cryptographic capabilities for U.S. military communications products.  We regularly work with the N.S.A. to ensure our military communications are secure and trustworthy. 

Our team works alongside multiple hardware, FPGA and software teams in order to seamlessly embed our advanced technology into several different products all with the end goal of keeping our warfighters safe, secure, and bringing them home.  This team gets to work on a wide variety of innovative products, with both new and existing products, so not your typical repetitive workload.   

No, you do not need to come from a crypto background, this team will provide the tools and training to grow your skills & knowledge in cybersecurity and algorithms and how they play a role in all our products.   

What YOU will do:

  • You will work in an exciting cross functional team that is currently collaborating with multiple teams across RTX businesses to create new and exciting mission critical products that will help us break into new markets.

  • You will get a chance to work with quantum resistant encryption and implement those algorithms into new and existing product lines.

  • You will be responsible for software development and integration on a multi-threaded embedded C++ product software code base.

  • You will support the design and development of embedded cryptographic solutions and communications products.

  • You will support project team activities related to the specification of requirements, software implementation, test case development, verification test execution and certification support.

  • You will help mentor software developers in technical and process-related areas.

What YOU will Learn:

  • You will have the opportunity to learn and grow your knowledge base of cyber security principals while developing secure products for our military customers.

  • You will gain exposure to industry security certifications such as CISSP for FREE. That’s a super attractive addition to your resume.

  • You can take flight to becoming a subject matter expert and leader in embedded software security with exposure to the variety of business and products in an ever-evolving field. We are growing, so can you.

Education & Experience:

  • 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.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Skills you must have:

  • Demonstrated experience integrating system hardware and software components.

  • Previous experience with software development using a high-level programming language such as (C/C++, C#, Python, Perl, Ada,)

Skills we value:

  • Exposure to Crypto system requirements capture, design formulation, crypto algorithms and their implementation and Integration of crypto system hardware and software components.

  • Previous experience with the development of software-based tools to support crypto system development, integration, and verification and Development of artifacts to support certification of crypto system and components.

  • Experience with Information Assurance and/or Cybersecurity industry standards of practice

  • Experience as a technical or project lead to ensure that project execution is successful.

  • Able to work at a system level understanding the designs and interactions of the system hardware and software components.

  • Excellent communication skills to communicate technical issues and status in both written and oral form to internal and external customers.

  • Adaptable to change, determined to accomplish tasks based on program schedule, collaborate with teammates in order to make the best decisions, enjoy learning new technologies, be self-motivated and contribute to a positive work environment.

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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


*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.

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.

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 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, 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 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.

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function 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.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

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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Senior Cybersecurity Embedded Software Engineer (Onsite)
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