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HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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The Integrated Strategic Solutions Engineering (ISSE) team is looking for an exceptionally motivated Sr. Principal Systems Engineer that is passionate about systems engineering with the ability to drive an innovative network solution in a highly technical environment.  


As a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, you will develop and validate system models and designs for Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) mission systems solutions used on our military customers’ aircraft and ground stations. This opportunity includes supporting one or both of the following platforms: E-4 and E-6. Primary responsibility will be to focus on customer needs and requirements to design, develop, document, integrate, and test both hardware and software systems, ranging from black box to the complex end-to-end platform systems. This position will also be responsible for providing technical guidance to multidisciplined teams, leading effective meetings, cultivating and reinforcing group values, and identifying, analyzing and correcting technical problems. 


Projects span the entire development lifecycle, including pursuit and order capture, trade study, system design, requirements definition, requirements allocation, requirement traceability, use case development for software/hardware, systems integration, verification testing and qualification. 


The candidate will work closely with fellow systems engineers, Technical Project Engineers (PEs), Product Line / Program Management, software, hardware, electrical and support staff to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of the product lifecycle. This position will support defining the future of armed forces NC3 defense systems. This position is located onsite in Richardson, TX. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Define the network solution strategy for the design teams and communicates to executive leadership team, and customer, regarding these solutions for our ISSE mission platforms. 

  • Develop and implement systems processes, methods, models and requirements that will be utilized by internal engineering design teams. 

  • Lead technical proposals and serves as a subject matter expert in non-advocate, internal and customer reviews. 

  • Conduct Trade studies for determining product and technology selection. 

  • Define SysML standards/guidelines to be used by the team to create the System Models. 

  • Plan and oversee system integration and troubleshooting for complex embedded software applications, hardware, LRU’s, and system of systems environments. 

  • Identify and document technical risks and develop and execute mitigation plans. 

  • Lead and advise engineering managers, program managers, business development managers, product line managers, and component architects. 

  • Establish trusted and influential relationships with customers and suppliers. 

  • Monitor cost and schedule and report project status to program management and engineering leadership. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Network design experience with TCP/IP, SNMP, VPNs, VLANs, DNS, DHCP, QoS and/or other commonly used networking services and routing protocols used on WANs/LANs 

  • Experience with designing, developing and deploying resilient network solutions for military applications/platforms or similar applications 

  • Experience with end-to-end systems architecture governance and design principles. 

  • 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.

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of systems engineering and open systems architectures. 

  • Used modern virtualization techniques and capabilities. 

  • Experience with NC3 system architecture development, and systems, software, and hardware engineering. 

  • Operations concept development. 

  • System and product design. 

  • Model & Requirements management.

  • Technical risk management, interface definition and control.

  • Experience with aircraft level system integration.

  • Development of integration and test plans, test cases and procedures.

  • Executing product and system level tests to include experience with automation test tools or scripting.

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering concepts and tools such as Magic Draw CAMEO, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect

  • Experience in technical proposal writing - Make/Buy Decision-making and trade study experience.

  • Ability to travel domestically (up to 20% of time). 

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.


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 possibility.


*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to 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.


The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 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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