Sr 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

Engineering Leadership Role interfacing with Customers, Program Management and Business Development
Ability to drive pursuits, preparation of technical proposals in response to RFI’s and RFP’s
Provide technical direction in-line with business goals
Interfacing with customers to determine project requirements
Customer support and demonstrations
Capable of working with minimal oversight
Knowledge of RF Systems
Fundamentals of antenna systems to analyze link budgets of communications systems
Traditional urban cellular radio propagation model (base-to-mobile) desirable
Other fading channels (HF, VHF mobile) desirable
Link Budget Analysis
Data Communications and networking design and implementation experience
Experience in the design and development of Military Communications systems is desirable
Must have an understanding of the architecture of military RF communications systems
Familiarity and understanding of networking principles and technologies is mandatory
Understanding of ad-hoc networking highly desirable
Familiarity with encryption and the relationships between cryptographic architectures, physical, link and networking layers is desirable
Fading mitigation techniques such as space diversity, time-diversity, polarization diversity and frequency diversity desirable
Knowledge of Forward Error Correction coding is desirable
Familiarity with data-link-protocols, such as ARQ is desirable

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.
Experience in training, mentoring, and supporting systems engineers
Familiarity with Analysis, modeling and simulation
Ability to travel up to 25%
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.

Preferred Qualifications?

C/C++ programming experience

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet?  Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?  Then Collins Aerospace is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

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.

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.

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


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 Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01519502  2023.03.10

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