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United States of America


HMD31: Annapolis, MD 2551 Riva Road , Annapolis, MD, 21401-7435 USA

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Are you motivated to work on a team that supports the backbone of the connected aviation GLOBALink communication system?  

The ARINC GLOBAL Network (AGN) system is comprised of several private data centers and connects to the far reaches of the globe, in almost every country providing aviation, airport, government, and transportation connectivity.  AGN provides private networking in a highly reliable, secure and available world-wide network architecture for Collins Aerospace, CAS mission critical aviation, transportation, and airports customers.

The successful candidate will serve as a member of the AGN Systems Engineering and Architecture team, sharing responsibility for leading and engaging in the architecture, evaluation and standardization of emerging network communication technologies, products and solutions in support of the ARINC Global Network.  This role will collaborate with other engineering team members and the AGN business unit to set the current state and future direction of the technological landscape for the AGN.  The candidate must be familiar with advanced networking concepts and technologies, including routing, switching, application centric, SD WAN and cloud-based technologies.  The candidate will be responsible for delivering conceptual designs and technical architectures suited to a variety of product, customer and market needs.  The role acts as the Subject Matter Expert for network technologies and will mentor and develop junior engineers.

The individual will be acknowledged as a thought leader within CAS business unit and broader Collins Aerospace business, credible and comfortable when engaging with executive leadership of both a technical and non-technical disposition.

May be eligible for relocation

What YOU will do: 

  • You will serve as a senior technology lead on major projects and programs that contain moderate to highly complex environments, leading, and collaborating with, other members of the Collins Engineering team in the development of technical architecture proposals.

  • You will serve as the Subject Matter Expert for contemporary data network architectures and solutions, analyzing and recommending contemporary and emerging technologies for deployment across the global network system architecture that may be applicable in addressing emerging product and market needs, taking into consideration the wider business context, risks, opportunities and constraints.

  • You will develop and implement project plans within budgetary, schedule and resource constraints.

  • You will capture, analyze, decompose and create requirements for systems, products and subsystems of moderate to high complexity.

  • You will use an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on customer needs and business requirements, to design, develop, document, test and maintain systems ranging from the straightforward to highly complex.

  • You will devise technical product roadmaps depicting the steps anticipated to migrate from the current state to the targeted future state.

  • You will deliver cost efficiencies by migrating the product portfolio over time towards a common target architecture where it makes sense to do so.

  • You will ensure that design and development work undertaken by others within the Engineering team is aligned to the approved technical architecture for a given project/program.

  • You will author, review and maintain documentation during all phases of the system design life cycle as appropriate and specified within documented process and procedure (Project Plans, Estimates, Requirements Documentation, Operational Scenarios, Design Documentation and Drawings, Sys Acceptance Test Plans, etc…).

  • You will participation in, and influencing of, Industry bodies and standards groups to align with Rockwell-Collins interests and proactively sharing the information and intelligence derived from these with both the Engineering team and the wider organization.

What YOU will learn: 

  • You will learn how to design solutions and lead innovative network systems that will drive the next generation of growth for the aviation industry.

  • You will learn the aviation market and how communication systems are critical to airline operations.

  • You will learn to represent Collins Aerospace in industry forums Implementing architectural changes and customer-driven enhancements to complex systems. Complex systems typically involved multiple servers, interfaces, networks, and databases. Experience with full life-cycle - development, test, implementation, and long-term support.

Education & Experience: 

  • Typically requires a University Degree and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience

Qualifications you must have: 

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract

  • Five (5) or more years of experience with developing and managing technical requirements, including the use of requirements management tools.

  • Demonstrated experience with systems engineering and solutions experience through all phases of the SDLC life cycle and with broad knowledge of core Network, Capacity and Performance Management technologies and applications.

  • Demonstrated experience with designing large-scope IP network architectures to address customer-driven requirements in a complex, inter-networked system. Complex systems typically involved multiple servers, interfaces, networks, and databases.

  • Demonstrated experience in data network technologies such as OSPF, BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, VPC, HSRP/VRRP, MPLS, P2P VPN, VAN, Trunking, QoS.

  • Demonstrated experience with emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, VXLAN, Automation and Orchestration, Hybrid Clouds, Intent Based Networking, Segmentation, Internet of Things and Edge Intelligence

  • Experience with infrastructure security and network management concepts.

Skills we value: 

  • Experience providing solutions and implementing infrastructures requiring 100% availability, near zero latency, low jitter and response times.

  • Active CCIE or equivalent advanced network certification highly preferred.

  • Experience as mentor\team lead providing work direction and guidance to other personnel.

  • Demonstrated technical thought-leadership to existing and prospective customers in the Air Transport Industry is desirable.

  • A career path that has provided exposure to and experience of employing a broad spectrum of network and infrastructure technologies.

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.


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

Connected Aviation Solutions:

Our Connected Aviation Solutions team provides advanced information management systems, products and services that enable the connected ecosystem by bringing together Collins’ unique breadth of aviation products with our smart digital solutions to help us enhance every aspect of the end-to-end travel experience. We help airlines, airports and business aircraft turn data into value to streamline operations, increase efficiency and reduce cost, enhance the passenger experience and contribute to sustainable flight. By combining the best networks, connectivity and data/analytics solutions, we’re solving big problems for our customers and the world, while enhancing the security and connectivity of systems both on and off the aircraft, to help operators and passengers stay more connected and informed and create a more sustainable, efficient, reliable and enjoyable travel experience. Aviation connects the world. Our Connected Aviation Solutions team connects aviation. Sustainably. Seamlessly. Securely.

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.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

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.

Employee Referral Eligible

The salary range for this role is 105,000 USD - 221,000 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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