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United Technologies Corporation Senior Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01322037

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


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

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

This position involves creating low levelsoftware for Rockwell Collins display products. Specific activities include:

TExperience with microcontrollers and/or Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), and embedded software applications.

In addition, development and verification of C/C++ software for device drivers for Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) and custom (FPGA and ASICs) image generating devices. These would include graphics and/or video processing devices. Board Support Package level development will also be in scope. Experience with OpenGL software will be very helpful.

Experience with real-time, safety critical software development and experience with DO-178B/C is highly desirable. This job will require working in all phases of software creation, from planning, implementation, integration, and verification. Experience interfacing with Operating Systems (preferably Linux and Real Time OS) is highly important.

In addition, this role will involve the following:

  • Support software bids (SEER-SEM experience a plus)

  • Perform detailed planning for new software developments

  • Experience with engineering configuration management tools

  • Perform as peer review resource for all software artifacts

  • Perform as Cost Account Manager (CAM) for software efforts

  • Support CAM reviews with Technical Project Managers as needed

  • Ability to work closely with hardware engineers to debug HW/SW problems

  • Ability to work in a software team with other skilled software engineers

  • An applied background of RTCA DO-178B/C software development and verification process and the ability to create or update all software artifacts in support of the DO-178B/C process

  • A personal drive to meet or exceed schedule milestones and to adhere to project budgets


  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

  • Proficiency with C, and C++, and assembly language

  • Software experience developing and integrating device drivers for LynxOS-178 and/or VxWorks RTOSs

  • PCI and PCIe bus structure and addressing as it relates to software

  • Agile software development experience

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.

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

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.