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United Technologies Corporation M-Code GPS Systems IPT Lead in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01325332

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering, Systems

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.

Collins Aerospace is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Sr. Systems Engineer in our Mission Systems Ground & Weapons SATNAV Systems department located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are the premier provider of military positioning, navigation and timing solutions. This position will lead projects specifically supporting our Modernized Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) products.

Our team is looking for a new member interested in solving complex problems and creatively designing advanced and alternative navigation systems. This individual will execute systems engineering design and development of PNT products and coordinate regularly with engineering and program management to ensure the success of the project. This will include the following primary responsibilities:

  • Executes objectives for requirements management, reliability, logistics, coordination of different teams, evaluation measurements, and other disciplines for large or complex projects.

  • Monitors the cost, effectiveness, and reliability of activities and recommend modifications to optimize resources, prioritize spending, and ensure that standards are met.

  • Provides analysis for the decomposition of customer specifications and system level requirements into sub-system and piece part requirements, and develops verification criteria and plans for the requirements.

  • Performs analysis at all levels of the total system product including concept, design, modeling, and test.

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk assessment.

  • Considers and evaluates alternatives accounting for similar metrics.

  • Manages configuration process, performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with systems tools (DOORS, Python, JAMA, JIRA, etc.)

  • Time management skills - ability to work unsupervised, multi-task, and coordinate work

  • Effectively interact and build trust with team members from many different backgrounds, including engineering management, engineering teams, program management, and operations

  • Effective communication (written, verbal, and interpersonal)

  • Willingness to travel (domestic <10%)

Key skills for success:

  • Must excel working in a team environment and establishing collaborative relationships with coworkers.

  • Well organized and able to communicate effectively with team members, leadership, and customers.

  • Must have the desire to participate on a results-oriented engineering team, be highly motivated, and be self-directed.

Desired qualifications:

  • Understanding and familiarity with DO-254 and DO-178 certification

  • Knowledge of or experience with Lean-Agile principles and Agile Teams.

  • Hands on experience with PNT solutions is preferred.

Must Have Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance (US Citizenship required)

  • Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 5 years of prior relevant 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.

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