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United Technologies Corporation Principal Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01379160

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

Principal Systems Engineer - Mission Systems

Air Combat Training

"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. Are you ready to be a part of an exciting, dynamic team that is working together to perform Systems Engineering tasks and field a state-of-the-art military training system?

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 Mission Systems Test and Training Instrumentation (T&TI) is looking for a dynamic Principal Systems Engineer to provide technical excellence in a fast growing Air Combat Training market for system of system requirements, design, verification, accreditation, and sustainment. This position will primarily focus on requirements decomposition and systems design aspects of the test and training system for military fighters. Design responsibilities will span across the entire system including both ground and airborne subsystems with a special emphasis on building a system of systems that contains multiple open standards based software applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Requirements decomposition and allocation from the customer requirements through subsystem and component level requirements

  • System and Subsystem design including Interface definition and development of derived requirements with a focus on the networking and interface designs between subsystems and components

  • Supporting the HW and SW design teams ensuring that the implemented design adheres to the systems requirements established for the products

  • Verification and validation of the system ensuring that the final product deliveries meet the design intent and customer requirements.

  • Project risk identification, mitigation, and escalation

  • Adherence to and support of the Rockwell Collins process methodologies while developing and managing commitments to meet project financial and schedule deliverables and quality requirements

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

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

Must Have Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline and over 10 years of relevant experience

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

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

  • Practical understanding of 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 individual tasks while balancing priorities and schedules

  • Motivated self-starter with good analytical skills

A successful candidate may possess the following:

  • Active Security Clearance a plus

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

  • Experience in designing Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)

  • Background and/or knowledge of digital electronics

  • Able to investigate problems to the root cause and propose implementation of corrective actions

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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