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Raytheon Technologies Senior Systems Engineer - KC-135/KC-46 Tanker Solutions 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

Job Summary

The Fixed Wing Systems team is seeking a highly motivated Senior Platform Systems Engineer who can leverage existing and develop new technologies to provide innovative systems solutions for the USAF Tanker Solutions. Responsibilities include platform system engineering through all phases of system product development including: program pursuit and capture, requirements capture and analysis, system architecture design, requirements allocation and traceability, system/subsystem integration, system verification, system validation and life-cycle product support. The ability to estimate, track, and report project costs and schedules while managing scope & risk is essential. The candidate must be able to interface with business development, program management, software engineers, product-line systems engineers, hardware engineers and customers. The candidate must be highly motivated and a self-starter.


A successful candidate should have experience working in highly collaborative environments, demonstrate the ability to take ownership of tasks and lead efforts spanning multiple stakeholders, possess exceptional written and oral communications skills, the ability to break down and execute on complex tasks with minimal instructions, and have a keen aptitude for technical work that spans multiple levels of detail. The ideal candidate will have the following:

Required Qualifications

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. US Citizenship is required

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.

Able to travel up to 10%

Adaptable to changes in assignments and responsibilities

Ability to collaborate well across multiple disciplines

Highly self-motivated and contributing to a positive work environment

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong working knowledge of system engineering process

Working knowledge of avionics and navigation principles

Preferred Experience/Skills:

Experience with the USAF KC-135 platform is highly desired

A robust understanding of systems, software and hardware development processes in an avionics application

Leading and coordinating program level cost estimates during the bid cycle

Coordinating technical and project execution aspects of bid and proposal activities

Managing program technical execution and maintaining performance metrics for management review and continuous improvement

Developing and managing the program-level schedule as well as the integrated intermediate level schedule

Leading and coordinating program-level risk management in conjunction with the Program Office

Prior aircraft/platform systems experience with human/machine interface (HUDs, displays and controls), weapons systems, sensor systems, navigation, safety, intelligence and surveillance, voice and data communications, information assurance, flight controls, or digital/analog system interfaces

Knowledge and experience working with Avionics regulatory and certification requirements: TSO, DO-160, DO254, DO-178B/C, and ARP4754.

Familiarity with tools such as JIRA, ALM, DOORs, Subversion, PREP and Agile development methods

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.

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