Rockwell Collins Sr Software Systems Engineer - Air Combat Training in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 12640

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Sr Software Systems Engineer - Air Combat Training to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

"I feel the need...the need for speed!" If you like the movie "Top Gun", you will love the Test and Training Instrumentation Engineering Department.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication solutions for government applications. The T&TI Engineering Department develops state-of-the-art test and training range products for cryptographic, datalink, networking, and command and control applications. We specialize in the development of high quality, highly secure training solutions for the U.S. military, laying the foundation for Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) capabilities. T&TI Engineering is responsible for all product line and engineering tasks related to the design, analysis, test and certification of Air Combat Training systems, maturing products from concept phase through accreditation and factory production.

The T&TI Software Systems Engineering team is looking for a dynamic Senior Systems Engineer to bridge the crucial gap between high-level system requirements and software implementation by leveraging systems engineering skills with an focus on full life-cycle software development. Applicants must be knowledgeable in systems analysis, requirements generation and decomposition, systems integration and testing, open systems architectures and design patterns, as well as full lifecycle software development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Requirements decomposition, allocation, and apportionment from high-level system requirements down through software component requirements

  • Subsystem software architecture and design including interface definition, networking design, application of design patterns and open systems principles

  • Development of integration and test plans and procedures, as well as performing ad-hoc testing, fault isolation, and root cause analysis for software applications and real-time embedded systems

  • Frequent interaction with multidisciplinary teams, customers, and subcontractors to gain early acceptance of design approaches and subsequent delivery of high-quality training solutions

  • Support systems and hardware teams, ensuring that the implemented design adheres to the systems requirements established for the end product

  • Ensure adherence to and support of Rockwell Collins process methodologies while developing and managing commitments to meet project deliverables within schedule, budget, and quality requirements

  • Support pursuits efforts and new business acquisition

  • Mentor other team members and build strong relationships within multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams

Basic Qualifications

Must Have Requirements:

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

  • U.S. Citizenship is required. Candidates must possess or meet eligibility requirements for obtaining a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance.

  • Knowledge of design and development processes with practical experience in multiple phases of systems/software lifecycle: requirements, design, development, integration, and validation/verification

  • Experience with networking protocols and standards

  • Experience with configuration management tools and processes

  • Good written and verbal communications skills and the ability to work well with others in a professional team environment

  • Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks while balancing priorities and schedules

  • Motivated self-starter with strong analytical skills

A successful candidate may possess the following:

  • Background and/or knowledge of range test and training systems

  • Experience in designing and developing Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)

  • Knowledge and cognizance of Live Virtual Constructive concepts

  • Experience with OOA/D architectures and and design patterns

  • Experience with multi-threaded real-time embedded applications

  • Background and/or knowledge of digital electronics

  • Able to investigate problems to the root cause and then champion the creation and implementation of corrective actions

  • Experience with Agile development methodology

  • Experience with EVMS

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.