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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01441516 Date posted 04/07/2021 City Annapolis State/Province Maryland Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HMD31: Annapolis, MD 2551 Riva Road , Annapolis, MD, 21401-7435 USA

Collins Aerospace is seeking a Staff Network Engineer to support their Commercial Aviation Networks (CANS) Engineering division located in the Annapolis, Maryland.   The Network Engineer will work on the GLOBALink system, which is an air to ground communications system serving the commercial aviation and government air traffic authorities around the world.  GLOBALink is comprised of hundreds of radio ground stations, interfaces to satellite ground-earth stations, interfaces to hundreds of airline and civil aviation authority systems, and complex, proprietary message processing and system management servers, all connected by a complex and sizable communication infrastructure. The system is subject to continuous change as networking and communication technologies evolve. 

The Staff Network Engineer will be responsible for network engineering projects, as well as working with Corporate Security Teams for the planning, and assist in implementing an overall network security strategy. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Analyze statement of need and business requirements, generate technical requirements

  • Conduct network threat and vulnerability analysis, implement solutions for risk mitigation, information assurance, and patching strategy

  • Knowledge of applying networking standards and best practices for ensuring information security

  • Assist with maintaining the networks in development and security lab environments

  • Developing technical network solutions for projects and changes

  • Develop and maintain documentation, including addressing plans, network topology diagrams, data flows and variables

  • Performing analysis of network data flows, access control lists, and firewall rules

  • Analyzing the performance of the network against established systems performance parameters such as latency, availability, and capacity

  • Develop solutions with cross discipline engineering teams, as well as mentor junior engineering staff members

Relocation assistance is available once we return to the site.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of network engineering experience

  • Strong understanding network engineering concepts at all 7 ISO layers

  • Experience with routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP

  • Experience with a variety of network connectivity technologies, such as point-to-point, and MPLS over T1, Ethernet, and Cellular

  • Implementing network architectural changes and customer-driven enhancements to existing and new complex systems.  Complex systems typically involved multiple servers, interfaces, networks, and databases.

  • Experience with full life-cycle - development, test, implementation, and long-term support.

  • Experience with the management of the configuration process, functional analysis, timeline analysis, operational scenarios, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

  • Integrating solutions with external systems operated by external companies or agencies.

  • Performing technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for network systems.

  • Experience working in a highly integrated team environment with software, hardware, and system engineers.

  • Knowledge of contemporary network technologies that may be applicable in addressing product and market needs

  • Experience working in a service oriented business model for engineering

  • Experience working in high availability systems, such as HSRP, with an sound understanding redundant architectures and design

Desired Experience:

  • Strong understanding network engineering concepts, cybersecurity assessments, mitigating controls, and vulnerability management

    • Perform cybersecurity driven vulnerability management and system hardening

    • Perform system hardening per NIST, DFARS, or NAS based assessment and control requirements

    • Knowledge of Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST) and IPSec IKE

    • Engagement in cybersecurity and engineering practices, solutions, and analysis

  • Proven communication and collaboration skills to work across the engineering groups in Collins Aerospace

  • Experience with aeronautical communication, air traffic management, or airline operations

  • Experience working with government customers

  • Masters degree is highly preferred

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.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

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

  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program

  • 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

  • Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • 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 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.

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