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Senior Principal Software Engineer (Onsite)($40K Signing Bonus), RICHARDSON, TEXAS

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Richardson, Texas

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United States of America


HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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The Collins Aerospace Integrated Strategic Solutions Engineering (ISSE) team is looking for an exceptionally motivated Software Engineer that is passionate about designing and implementing mission critical software for military customers in a highly technical environment.

As a Software Engineer, you will develop and validate software for communication and control mission systems used on our military customers’ aircraft and ground stations. This opportunity has the potential to support multiple programs for the United States Air Force and Navy. Primary responsibility will be to focus on customer needs and requirements to design, develop, document, integrate, and test software solutions for complex systems where the ability to execute the mission is paramount. This position will also be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and correcting technical problems with existing software systems in an integrated lab environment.

Projects span the entire development lifecycle, including requirements definition, use case development, software design and development, unit testing, integration, and verification testing. The candidate will work closely with fellow systems and software engineers on scrum teams, as well as Cyber Security Engineers, Technical Project Engineers (PEs), Product Line / Program Management, and support staff to assure product reliability and customer needs are met. This position will support defining the future of Air Force and Navy defense systems from Richardson, TX.

**Signing bonuses of up to $40,000 are available for active DoD Top Secret security clearance holders.**

Primary Responsibilities:

Work with multidisciplined teams and utilize software engineering methodologies for full stack development of complex mission critical software.

Derive and write requirements based on customer specifications.

Create software designs using Model Based Systems Engineering principles and UML diagrams.

Interpret and implement software requirements and designs in new and existing baselines.

Create and execute functional tests for the purpose of software validation in a lab environment.

Participate in peer reviews of code and related documentation.

Communicate and collaborate with senior and principal level engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience

Minimum 7+ years of experience in software design, integration and test utilizing Java, C, C++ and/or C#, or similar languages.

Previous experience working on embedded software systems.

Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Ability to document and effectively communicate software approach, constraints, design and rationale to various audiences and multi-disciplined teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

Software development experience in a DoD environment preferred.

Experience leading embedded software teams in an agile environment.

Experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM).

Military Customer interface experience.

Experience in Agile development methods, including Scrum, automated testing, and continuous integration preferred.

Familiarity with a breadth of software tools, such as CMake, Eclipse, Jenkins, DOORS, etc

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated experience with tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Git, Subversion, Docker, and requirements management applications.

Strong background in software development lifecycle models and processes for department of defense contracts

Experience working on software for military applications and/or experience of working government programs.

Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering concepts for model and requirements management with tools such as MagicDraw Cameo, Rhapsody, and Enterprise Architect

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 program
Student Loan Repayment Program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
Adoption Assistance         
Autism Benefit
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
Teladoc Medical Experts, 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.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year


Raytheon Technologies 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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