Principal Systems Engineer (Hybrid), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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104-30 Edgewater Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2L 1V8, Canada

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Collins Aerospace in Ottawa is a world leader in wireless communications networking, with products such as high-data-rate HF/VHF/UHF modems and the Self Configuring Relay Network (SCRN) for ad-hoc wireless networks.  We are developing the next generation of HF radios that support significant throughput improvements and ad-hoc networking features, as well as developing Software Defined Radio networking waveforms for customers around the world.   We are in need of enthusiastic and creative people and are currently searching for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team.  This role is one of an individual contributor, working under direction of technical leadership.

Primary Responsibilities:

Expert knowledge of digital signal processing, including
design and implementation of both finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) filters
Power spectrum estimation of random noise and random data signals
Data Communications design and implementation experience (mandatory to have some of this, arguable that the specific mix is negotiable)
Fundamentals of antenna systems to analyze link budgets of communications systems
Link Budget Analysis
Knowledgeable and skilled in the use of RF test equipment
Making RF measurements that require ingenuity to overcome equipment limits (measurement of weak signal in the presence of very strong signal for example)
Automation of testing 
Contribute to pursuit order capture, preparation of technical proposals in response to RFI’s and RFP’s
Mentor engineers and technicians.

Basic Qualifications 

Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor’s degree (typically 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 Canadian Citizen
Must either hold or be able to obtain Government of Canada security clearance up to the Secret level and access to controlled goods.
Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

Analysis, modeling and simulation skills, experienced Matlab user
Familiarity with RF measurement tools and techniques
C/C++ programming experience desirable
FPGA firmware development desirable
Applied Mathematics skills
Adaptive equalization expertise for time-varying, multipath fading channels desirable
Familiarity with data-link-protocols, such as ARQ is desirable
Knowledge of RF Systems
Traditional urban cellular radio propagation model (base-to-mobile) desirable
Other fading channels (HF, VHF mobile) desirable
Advanced Measurement methods desirable

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.

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.


Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all Canadian positions require a background check.


Background check 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.


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 Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01511519  2023.03.10

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