Senior Software Engineer – AMES (Hybrid), CedarRapids, Iowa

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CedarRapids, 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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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.

Senior Software Engineer – AMES (Hybrid)

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.

The Mission Systems Engineering Autonomy & Mission Engineering Solutions Department (AMES) is seeking a dynamic Software Engineer to support integration activities within our Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) business area. The successful candidate will have a passion for innovation and the drive to see new technology and capability mature into systems solutions. This role will be responsible for supporting software development and test activities for sUAS platforms.

The sUAS engineering team touches all aspects and products within the department with opportunities to influence and own forward looking strategic planning, designing roadmaps, and architectures. As a systems-level team, this position has opportunities for direct customer and end user interaction as well as coordination across subsystem teams and stakeholders.

Role Responsibilities:

Demonstrated experience with embedded system development using a variety of development environments, languages, and tools (C, C++, C#, Python, Protobufs, etc.)
Understanding of DoD open systems architecture and protocols (FACE, JCA, HOST, OMS, SOSA)
Assisting in leading and coordinating the development of technical proposals as well as program level cost estimates during the bid and proposal cycle.
Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
Demonstrated ability to adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances.

The successful candidate will be part of a distributed team composed of professionals from several disciplines and must have the ability to function well and have strong interpersonal skills. This position requires an individual that can perform with minimal direct supervisory support. As such the candidate must be highly motivated and a self-starter. The ability to coordinate several complex engineering activities while balancing priorities and schedules is a must. This position may require occasional travel (up to 10%). 

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience OR In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required 
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience with tools such as JIRA, Git, Subversion, Docker, and requirements management applications.
Experience working effectively in highly collaborative environments, a demonstrated ability to take ownership of tasks and lead technical efforts spanning multiple stakeholders and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization as well as customers.
Experience in integrating and troubleshooting network connectivity issues (e.g., Linux routing, VLANs, good familiarity with IP protocol stack and protocols)
HMI / GUI development a plus
Familiarity with DevSecOps tools and techniques is a plus
This position requires an individual that can perform with minimal direct supervisory support. The ability to coordinate several complex engineering activities while balancing priorities and schedules is a must.

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.

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.

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.

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