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

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Have you ever heard the expression “Train Like You Fight, and Fight Like You Train”? When a fighter pilot engages a real threat, the quality of their training can determine whether the mission succeeds or fails.  Our pilots need effective, realistic training to prepare for the threats they face today – and those they may have to face tomorrow.  

That is what we work toward every day in the Air Combat Test & Training (ACTT) department. We are dedicated to revolutionizing airborne pilot training for U.S. Navy and Air Force next-generation fighter jets. Our flagship product, the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS II), is an on-aircraft, in-flight training system that provides unmatched operational realism to our nation’s top-tier fighter pilots.  We are a system of systems development team that designs, integrates, and supports some of the largest, most complex solutions offered by Collins Aerospace.   

As a Systems Engineer on our Integration and Range Deployment team, you will work closely with a motivated and passionate team of experts to develop, test, enhance, maintain, and deploy these advanced training systems. This role is a unique opportunity to contribute to the evolution of fighter pilot training and make a difference. This role is located onsite at our Cedar Rapids, IA site.  

Please note that eligible candidates must live within a commutable distance of Cedar Rapids, IA to work an onsite schedule. This position is eligible for relocation benefits for qualified candidates. 

What you will DO: 

  • You will work hands-on with state-of-the-art technology in cryptography, datalinks, navigation, communication, networking and command and control.  

  • You will have the opportunity to travel to military sites to support lab testing, flight testing, and range installations, and range deployments.   

  • You will lead project teams and efforts. 

  • You will deploy and test software builds on real TCTS II hardware.  

  • You will collaborate with team members to troubleshoot and optimize system performance. 

  • You will analyze and resolve system issues, ensuring systems are ready for deployment to military sites. 

  • You will work on realistic and high-fidelity simulations for a variety of fighter jet scenarios.  

  • You will serve as an expert resource on system operation and functionality for other teams in the department. 

What you will LEARN: 

  • You will gain experience in multiple in-demand domains including networking messages, GPS, cryptography, and radios.  

  • You will gain industry experience working through the complete development lifecycle of planning, development, verification, certification, and product deployment.  

  • You will get exposure to Agile methodology and industry standards. 

  • You will take flight to career tracks that will enable you to be a highly effective individual contributor, an expert in your field or even a business leader. Depending on your goals and desires, we have varying runways you can take off from. 

Education and Experience: 

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience (excluding internships) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.  In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.  

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.   

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements. 

Skills You Must Have

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively lead project teams. 

  • Experience with at least one software development languages such as C++, Python, or Java.  

  • Experience with hardware, software, or systems-level testing   

  • Demonstrated ability to identify complex problems, evaluate options, and develop solutions. 

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and effectively.  

  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with limited guidance.  

Skills We Value 

  • Basic understanding of networking (UDP and IPv4)  

  • Willingness to travel to customer sites and events. 

  • Experience with Python 

  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology

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 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

  • 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 possibilities. 


* 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.

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 contributions, 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, a 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 possibilities. 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 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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