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

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At Collins Aerospace, we’re working side-by-side with our customers and partners to dream, design and deliver solutions that redefine the future of our industry. By reaching across the markets, we serve and drawing on our vast portfolio of expertise, we are making the most powerful concepts in aerospace a reality every day. As the industry faces new challenges and embraces new technologies, Collins is collaborating and innovating with our customers to bring big ideas to life. And together, we're redefining the future of aerospace.

The Air Combat Test & Training (ACTT) Department within Mission Systems strives to improve training capability and realism so that U.S. warfighters and international partners can “train like you fight.” The ACTT engineering team develops state-of-the-art products for cryptographic, datalink, networking, and command and control applications supporting threat and weapon simulations. We specialize in the development and integration of high quality, highly secure, complex solutions for military communication systems, navigation systems, and networks to enable a Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training environment. We design and develop secure Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) systems and mature them from the concept phase through accreditation, factory production, and installation. The ACTT department is seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer to join our team onsite in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Eligible for relocation.

What you will do:

  • Utilize robust systems engineering practices in support of projects assigned

  • Conduct system-of-systems integration, troubleshooting, and verification testing

  • Create, review, and execute systems test procedures.

  • Investigate issues seen during test or production and leverage experience to resolve.

  • Work with customers and teams to develop and review systems requirements. 

  • Develop models, conduct trade studies, and write white papers to influence architecture. 

  • Work in a collaborative Agile development environment

  • Act as a mentor and coach, reviewing the work of junior engineers.

  • Perform bidding and planning of systems engineering effort. 

  • Build strong relationships and effectively communicate with team members and internal and external customers.

  • Manage multiple competing tasks while balancing priorities. 

  • Travel expectations up to 15%

Education an experience:

  • Typically requires a degree (in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Skills you must have:

  • Experience performing systems/software tests or developing systems requirements.

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation), including ability to communicate with different levels of leadership.

Skills we value:

  • Experience in aerospace or defense avionics/electronics development and test 

  • Experience in an Agile development environment 

  • Knowledge of IP networking and familiarity with Linux commands and Wireshark network packet analysis 

  • Experience with Model-Based Design (MBD)/Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools like Simulink or MagicDraw/Cameo

  • Experience with Python scripting and test automation

  • Experience managing budget and schedule for project tasks.

  • Familiarity with US export regulations: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

  • Preferred applicants will currently hold a DoD Secret (or above) security clearance.

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. 


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
To qualify for the Raytheon Technologies, Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

  • 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 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.

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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Sr. Systems Engineer - Air Combat Training (Onsite)
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