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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Collins Aerospace is currently seeking a Senior Principal Software Engineer for the development of software for automation in a manufacturing environment. The person hired will focus on the full lifecycle of applications including requirements capture, development, software architecture, integration, testing, and configuration management. This will include integration and test of new features within existing software applications. The overarching roles and responsibilities of this site team are to promote and implement changes in a manufacturing operations environment to achieve site goals around improving quality, reducing costs, improving the flow of product, and making our factory smarter through Industry 4.0 type initiatives. This position will provide the opportunity for independent action AND working in a team environment of manufacturing engineers, production personnel, management, and other support organizations. 

This individual will sit Onsite at our Collins Aerospace location in Cedar Rapids, IA.

  • Eligible for relocation

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities for this position will be site level projects in a manufacturing environment where the development of software applications is necessary for automation and compliance.  This job will focus primarily on these areas:

  • Understand Collins Aerospace processes related to software development and can apply them to current project
  • Full lifecycle development of applications including requirements capture and development, software architecture, integration and testing, and documentation of software of moderate complexity
  • Integrating and testing changes to existing software applications
  • Producing engineering estimates. May contribute to Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Bid proposals and/or lead a team in a Project Engineering role
  • Identify root cause of moderate to complex software issues and some systems issues using appropriate debug and analysis tools
  • Escalates and articulates/summarizes encountered technical software issues to project leadership in a timely fashion
  • Expand knowledge: Requirements capture, analysis, design, development, test and release software processes, tools, methods, and coding best practices
  • Lead and/or participate in cross-functional team efforts in definition, integration, verification, and validation of products and sub-systems of moderate complexity
  • Standard work around software configuration management and peer reviews including verification/qualification of applications in a manufacturing environment
  • Individual job duties may vary
  • Basic Qualifications
  • Experience with windows based application development
  • Experience with web based software development
  • Experience with C#, VB.NET, HTML, Java, WinForms, WPF, and Python
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Experience with ASP.NET
  • This position requires the applicant to work in a restricted facility requiring U.S. Citizenship

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience
  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Data analysis
  • Developing factory automation analysis tools and solutions
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • LabView

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! 

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.

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 Principal Software Engineer (Onsite)
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