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Raytheon Technologies Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


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

Position Role Type:


Principal Systems Engineer - TPM (Hybrid or Onsite)

As a Senior Principal Systems Engineer for Advanced Data Links Products Team, you will be part of a multi-functional team comprised of System engineers, FPGA, Software, and Hardware engineers.

The candidate will have opportunities to work directly with our military customers, engineering and program management teams and hardware and software engineers that are leading experts in their fields. There are immediate needs to provide solutions and support for both U.S. and International customers. Successful candidates will be responsible for performing under limited supervision all tasks normally associated with the Systems engineering discipline, including bid and proposal work, requirements definitions, design and development, integration and test, and factory support.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the successful technical and financial execution of >$2M development efforts. This includes technical understanding of the solutions, the system architectures, and SW/HW/FW components.

  • Ability to estimate, manage, and mitigate risks on a program.

  • Ability to motivate, monitor and ensure engineers are performing to plan.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience OR In absence of a degree, 14 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in program & project management methodologies including Waterfall, SAFE Agile and financial approaches such as Earned Value

  • Demonstrated experience leading large programs to production, through all stages of life cycle

  • Knowledge of communications engineering fundamentals including: radio transceiver architectures/designs, radio functional component blocks, performance specifications and test methodologies

  • Demonstrated experience with system requirements capture, design, and decomposition

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage program technical risks by evaluating requirements and design aspects

  • Demonstrated program pursuit and capture ability (concept development, technical writing and work estimation)

  • Demonstrated ability to plan project level work and meet schedule, cost, and performance goals

  • Understanding of system validation and verification processes for Software Defined Radios

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact directly with engineering management and design teams

  • Communicate effectively with Program Management, Business Development and Sales teams

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Serve as liaison between functional discipline groups and internal and external customers

  • Ability to travel occasionally to domestic and international locations

  • Familiarity with military concepts of operations

  • Acquainted with radio performance standards (military, commercial, FAA)

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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.


  • 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.

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. Candidate must be located near site or have the ability to relocate.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

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

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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.

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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.