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Senior Engineering Manager – FPGA and BSP SW (Sign on bonus up to $50k) (Onsite), CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA

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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

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This position is responsible for managing the engineering development and program execution of FPGA and BSP SW development for Collins Aerospace Mission Systems (MiS).  Responsibilities include engineering management and engaged involvement in all aspects of FPGA and software development and integration efforts as well as project management skills including SPI and CPI analysis.  A strong candidate will have eight to ten years of applicable development and/or management experience in FPGA or BSP software.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include planning, organizing, resource allocation, personnel development, performance reviews, salary planning, and overall group management FPGA and SW engineers.  The position requires project execution direction to the engineering team. Candidate must demonstrate sound decision making skills, communication skills, networking skills, and able to accurately forecast project work and costs.  A successful candidate will also have a high-level understanding of systems and hardware development.

Candidate will work directly with and/or manage daily activities of FPGA and SW engineers, project engineering, program management, and supporting organizations to develop FPGAs and BSP SW for military products based on product line architectures.

Candidate will lead the engineering team using strong interaction, interpersonal, mentoring and negotiating skills, and will be responsible for managing project risks/issues and elevating to upper management when appropriate. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for adhering to, and supporting Collins process methodologies while developing and managing commitments to meet project financial and schedule deliverables and quality requirements.

A successful candidate will have proven ability to guide and lead development processes, develop the team composition, and will be responsible for training. Extensive experience in all product development phases from concept, Preliminary Design (PDR), Critical Design (CDR), code and unit testing, softwarehardware integration and product deliveries is highly desired.

Candidate will work directly with systems engineering teams and coordinate requirements identification, development and acceptance testing of software deliveries. A successful candidate will need the ability to matrix multiple programs and development tasks while supporting the various projects objectives of cost and schedule.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR 

Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience OR In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.

Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

Must be a U.S. Citizen

This position requires a U.S. DoD Security Clearance – U.S. citizenship is required.  Preferred applicants will currently hold a SECRET (or above) security clearance, or have held one within the past two years.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following are considered benefits to the candidate’s ability to learn or have familiarity with: experience with bid narrative write-ups, earned value reporting, configuration management tools such as Subversion, SEER-SEM or SEER-H estimation modeling tool.

Experience in use of embedded Operating Systems using Green Hills Integrity, VxWorks, andor LynxOS is a plus. 

Experience with Agile development concepts is a plus.

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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. Candidate must be located near site or have the ability to relocate.

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

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.


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

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.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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.

RTX Collins Aerospace / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01613327  2023.05.06 

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