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Raytheon Technologies Senior Software Engineer - Flight Control Systems 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

Collins Aerospace Flight Control Systems have been flying and landing airplanes for over 30 years. Our customer base is a who's who of aircraft manufacturers. These industry leaders demand systems which satisfy the highest levels of criticality and quality at the lowest cost possible. This dichotomy provides a continuous challenge to our engineering team to employ new technology and methodologies in the development of our complex systems.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team and contribute to the development of automatic flight control systems for the next generation of business, regional, military and air-transport aircraft.

This represents a great opportunity to apply your software engineering skills to actual real-time embedded systems developments with critical safety requirements. You will also get exposed to avionics systems engineering and aerospace industry development processes, including testing using real hardware in avionics simulators.

Software development tasks include:

  • Implement control algorithms and signal processing for flight control systems. This encompasses both hand-coding and software integration of auto-generated code from MATLAB Simulink / Stateflow models.

  • Typical functions to implement include autoflight control systems (e.g. flight guidance, autothrottle, autopilot), autoland systems, and stall protection systems for business, regional, military and air-transport aircraft.

  • Define and review software requirements and design for flight control systems, including interface requirements.

  • Conduct verification and testing of the flight control software according to its requirements.

  • Support the flight controls Systems Engineering team in the development and integration of the system.

  • Previous experience with C/C++ and object oriented programming is required, as well as software requirement and configuration management tools.

  • Experience with MATLAB Simulink is a plus, as well as general knowledge of aviation and/or flight control systems.

  • Knowledge of basic concepts regarding embedded real time computing systems using microcontrollers and microprocessors.

  • Knowledge of basic hardware design and microcontroller architecture is a plus.

  • Knowledge of basic concepts regarding the development of software to control low level processor functions such as serial I/O, data acquisition, external memory, ethernet PHY, timers. PWM, and various application specific integrated circuits.


  • Candidate must be a US Citizen or US Person (Green Card Holder).

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

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 aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries 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.

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

  • 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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.