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United Technologies Corporation SR Software Engineer – Embedded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01352287

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

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.

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.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

This job description is for a Senior Software Engineering position within the Common Core Software team of the Common Platform Software department. We are seeking highly motivated engineers that are ready to join us in bringing the first multi-core certified platform to the avionics industry! You will be a part of an integrated, cross-functional team responsible for designing, developing, and testing low-level software for avionics and related products for our Next Generation Avionics platforms. You will help create solutions to keep all our all forces, domestic and international allies, safe at home and abroad on platforms including attack/assault aircraft, fixed wing avionics, helicopters, tilt-rotors, UAS and more. Additionally, we can keep our skies moving at the ever increasing pace of technology on platforms including commercial air transport, business/regional, tanker operations, transport, cargo, and more!

Job Responsibilities

The majority of the work is customizing and integrating Real-Time Operating System components such as device drivers, board support packages, and boot / BIOS code.

Candidates are expected to be able to perform engineering functional leadership for all phases of an engineering software development project. Applicants should have the ability to define, oversee, and direct the efforts of other engineers on a complete development project. Typical responsibilities may include leading the technical design and development of other software engineers, working with the Engineering Project Manager to create and maintain estimates of schedule and budget for a complete engineering project, and performing as the bid leader for proposals of small to medium sized projects.

This position requires experience in real-time embedded software for avionics applications. Experience with safety critical software development (such as DO-178C ) is desired. Applicant will perform software development in all life-cycle phases, work closely with program management, and interface with customers. Candidates will be expected to independently perform multiple tasks and be able to work with a variety of development and test tools.

Candidates should be adaptable to change, determined to accomplish tasks based on program schedule, collaborate with teammates in order to make the best decisions, enjoy learning new technologies, be self-motivated and contribute to a positive work environment.

Basic Qualifications


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

US Citizenship

Experience in real-time embedded software and hardware interfacing

Desired skills/experience:

Knowledge in the areas of baseline control, earned value, risk management and product support

Ability to mentor other software engineers and beginning project engineers

Familiarity with open standards relating to operating systems and networking (e.g. ARINC 653, POSIX, TCP/IP…)

Experience working with and/or leading engineering subcontractors

Experience being a project lead engineer on projects with at least 3 engineers

Experience developing software within kernal-space of an RTOS-based system

Experience developing and certifying software to DO-178 B/C guidelines

Experience developing or interfacing with IP or Ethernet-based applications or performing network administration activities

Experience integrating open source software components into embedded systems

Basic Qualifications:

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.

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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.