Sr. Systems Engineer – Air Combat Test & Training (Onsite), 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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The Collins Aerospace Air Combat Test & Training (ACTT) engineering department is responsible for the design, analysis, test, and certification of Air Combat Training systems. We solve the challenges of next-generation pilot proficiency training so they can “Train as they Fight”. We field Test and Training range systems with state-of-the-art technology in cryptography, datalinks, navigation, communication, networking, and command and control. We specialize in highly accurate, highly secure solutions for U.S. Department of Defense and international coalition customers. We are a system of systems development team that designs, integrates, and supports some of the largest, most complex solutions offered by Collins Aerospace.

If you want a complex, exciting, dynamic team environment with cutting-edge technology and a customer counting on us delivering the very best to help the military safely train in Live, Virtual, & Constructive (LVC) environments, this is the place for you.

Primary Responsibilities:

The ACTT Systems Engineering team is looking for an experienced Senior Systems Engineer to support the expansion of our Air Combat Training system capabilities. In this role you will support the team in performing all aspects of systems engineering design and development, including requirements capture, system design flow, system integration, system validation & verification, and support for certification and qualification. Systems engineers also serve as the primary customer interface for the development team. This position is located in Cedar Rapids, IA.  A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates.

Primary Responsibilities:

Systems requirement development, systems design, and systems integration & test

Supporting engineering bids for systems engineering effort

Effective communication with internal and external customers, team members, and other stakeholders

Managing multiple competing tasks while balancing priorities and schedules

Building strong relationships and networks with internal and external team members

Working in a team-first Agile development environment

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 of experience OR

In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

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? 

Must be able to work onsite

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the following areas of systems engineering: requirement development, design, and integration and test

Experience developing or leading in the Agile development framework

Experience in Air Combat and/or Training concept of operations

Experience investigating problems to root causes and championing corrective actions

Experience leading engineering bids for systems engineering effort

Effective communication with diverse stakeholders across the technical spectrum, including with external customers

Proven track record of strong relationships and networks with internal and external team members

Experience in NSA certified developments

Preferred applicants will currently hold a Secret (or above) security clearance, or have held one within the past two years

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 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 a 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 possibilities. 


* 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. 

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, a 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 

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibilities. 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

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