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LOC9008: Collins Aerospace Ireland limited, 4th Floor, Penrose Business Center, Penrose Wharf, Cork - Ireland

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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.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative, and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.


The Collins Aerospace Applied Research & Technology organization seeks candidates with proven research credentials in wireless systems design, and in particular software-designed networking and routing and transport layers functionality design and evaluation, to join the Connected & Real-time Systems Group in Cork, Ireland. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong mix of academic background and applied experience in the design, prototyping, and demonstration of wireless SDN application for network optimization, SDR testbed development, and performance analysis and evaluation of IP traffic routing and assurance, and a passion for applying these skills in specialized aerospace applications.

This is a both research and engineering focused role to shape future aerospace technologies. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate outstanding track records applicable to one or more of:

  • Analysis, simulation, and prototyping of software-defined networking technology supporting orchestrator application in next-gen communication networks.
  • Development experience with open source SDN controller, switch, protocol, and application. Relevant SDN tools include OpenDaylight, ONOS, switch, OpenFlow protocol, P4 protocol, etc.
  • Dynamic optimization of network architecture and orchestration of resources within high-assurance wireless networks that guarantee service requirements and/or adopt to channel conditions.
  • Research or engineering experience in the areas of IPS mobility and multilink, safety and performance requirements analysis, and next-gen transport layer network protocol, likes QUIC, MP-QUIC, 5G-ATSSS, etc.
  • Prototyping and evaluation of high-assurance SDR-based communication system for RF frequencies up to 6 GHz on high-performance FPGA-based SDR platforms.

Knowledge of 5G/6G protocol and technology trends including advanced waveform for joint sensing and communication, RIS, MIMO, and AI-based communication and networking is highly desirable but not essential. Familiarity with aeronautical communication, navigation, and surveillance technologies is also highly desirable.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a growing research agenda for future aerospace systems within the Collins Aerospace Advanced Technology research community.
  • Execute R&D activities within an international research community, including technology development within collaborative multi-national research programs.
  • Provide competitive advantage for Collins Aerospace business units as part of a multidisciplinary and international team of experts.
  • Contribute towards technical strategy and business development.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Motivated self-starter with a strong enthusiasm to learn and passion for speed and agility.
  • Well-organized with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work in international teams.
  • Willing to champion and challenge new technical ideas and adapt to new challenges beyond original field of expertise.
  • Able to partner with universities, government agencies, national labs, and professional organizations to meet organizational objectives within time and budget constraints.

Education & Experience

  • A MS or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, with a few years of professional experience.

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.


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.

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