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Raytheon Technologies Principal Electrical Engineer - Avionics Design and Support (Onsite) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Avionics Design & Support team in the Computing Products department has an opening for a Principal Electrical Engineer at Collins Aerospace. Our team is responsible for the development and sustainment of state-of-the-art avionics hardware products including integrated processing cabinets, display processing modules, and control panels used in a variety of Air Transport and Business & Regional platforms.

Our products employ the following technologies and interfaces; Airborne Electronic Hardware (including FPGA, CPLD, ASICs), embedded processing resources (PowerPC, Intel, and ARM), avionics interfaces (including ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553, I2C, SPI, Ethernet), video interfaces (including SMPTE, analog, DVI, DisplayPort).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Project Engineer and Control Account Management (PE/CAM), with an ability to lead a team and communicate well with internal and external customers.

  • Designing circuit / board layout to support product lifecycle

  • Working through product recertification (TSO or PMA) driven by a minor/major changes

  • Extracting cost savings solutions to the overall standard cost of the product.

  • Supporting production to achieve on-time delivery goals

  • Resolving product issues and technical inquiries from our OEM customers

  • Troubleshooting returned equipment from the field or OEM assembly line

  • Evaluating product part change notifications (obsolete parts, end of life parts, etc)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with various teams/disciplines

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

  • Strong background in electronic components and circuit design.

  • This position requires a commitment to professional working hours that extend beyond a typical 40 hours work week.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hardware requirements development including working with systems and subsystems teams to determine meaningful and testable requirements for the design

  • Experience working with standard lab equipment for integration testing of hardware designs

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members independently on assigned tasks.

  • Schematic capture of digital/analog mixed-signal electrical circuit designs

  • Printed board (PWB) layout expertise

  • Interfacing with complex embedded devices (microprocessors, graphics processors, memory)

  • Digital logic device development (including FPGA and ASIC development)

  • Formal qualification experience (preferred DO-160 or MIL-STD-810/MIL-STD-461 standards)

  • Understanding of Design to Cost (DTC+), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Test (DFT)

    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.

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.

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

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.


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! 

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.

Raytheon Technologies 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.

Raytheon Technologies 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.