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Raytheon Technologies Senior Hardware Systems Engineer - Mission 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

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Senior Hardware Systems Engineer

  • Air Combat Training - Mission Systems

Position Description:

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

This position is for a senior-level Hardware/Systems Engineering professional.

The TTI 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. TTI 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.

Our Hardware Engineering team is looking for a Hardware Engineer (preferably with Systems Engineering background or experience) to drive execution excellence in a fast growing Air Combat Training market within the Collins Aerospace Mission Systems. This position will primarily focus on project execution with influence into requirements definition, design, and development of both ground and airborne subsystems supporting next generation test and training systems for military fighters.

Job Responsibilities:

Expand and apply domain knowledge, process knowledge and knowledge of associated products and sub-systems

Create, capture, review, trace and modify requirements, applying the knowledge of processes, tools and methods in the management and tracking of requirements baseline

Design hardware to meet rigorous military requirements for environment, functionality, price, and Size Weight Power (SWaP)

Evaluate impacts of the system hardware design on cost, schedule, technical performance, and testing and validation

Test and verify designs that meet documented hardware requirements

Contribute to the development of functional and interface specifications for hardware and software implementation

Create and run verification and validation tests for products and sub- systems of moderate complexity

Estimate, track, own and report status relating to technical, cost and schedule performance for assigned scope of work

Create and present task status and technical solutions to team members, engineering leadership, and potentially customers

Demonstrate an understanding of internal processes, methods and tools for systems development and documentation efforts

Interpretation of operational concepts and customer use cases into requirements and design necessary to execute a training mission through pre-mission planning, mission execution and post mission analysis

Utilize strong interaction and interpersonal skills to perform in a highly diverse engineering team

Individual job duties may vary

Work with their team and other team leads to resolve complex issues

This position is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates.


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.

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

Practical working knowledge of design and development processes for different phases in the systems/software lifecycle: requirements, design, development, integration, and validation/verification

Proven execution technical experience within small to medium sized teams

Capable of assisting with investigations for open ended complex problems

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 individual tasks while balancing priorities and schedules

Motivated self-starter with good analytical skills

Background and/or knowledge of range test and training systems

Background and/or knowledge in data links, networking, and interface definition

Background and/or knowledge in RF/PA design would be a bonus

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.

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