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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01400084 Date posted 05/13/2020 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? Our Military GPS business helps military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure position, navigation, timing, and anti-jam 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.

Our industry-leading experts are breaking new ground in the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of GNSS technologies.

The Military Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Business is seeking qualified candidates for a Pr. Systems Engineer in our Ground & Weapons SATNAV Systems department located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  We continue to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of military users. Our navigation solutions provide enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for military missions worldwide. Leading the way in GPS navigation technology, our array of products and systems cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications.

Our team needs engineers interested in solving complex problems, creatively architecting, designing, developing and verifying real-time embedded GPS receivers for military airborne, ground and weapons applications.  This position offers abundant opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and receiver architecture, and to apply that knowledge in a team effort to develop our Modernized GPS receiver products.  The engineer will coordinate regularly with engineering and program management to ensure the success of the project.  The ideal candidate will foster a learning environment to enable efficient and productive product line development using modern development and leadership techniques supporting continuous improvement while delivering on customer needs.

The successful candidate should be experienced in the following general skills:

  • High motivation to solve problems and continuously improve existing products

  • A genuine desire to learn and innovate

  • Desire to contribute to a results-oriented product development team

  • Solid understanding of systems/software development processes for real-time embedded applications

  • Strong verbal and written technical communication skills

  • Ability to work well with a diverse team

  • Experience with leadership as a part of program execution

In addition to the general skills listed, the ideal candidate will bring experience from the following specific technologies and engineering tools:

  • Requirements and architectural skills with functional decomposition, subsystem interface definition, technology application, and analysis

  • Experience with real-time embedded hardware systems

  • Experience with Eclipse, Jira, Jama and DOORS

  • Experience with Ada, C, C++, Java or other high-order languages in real-time embedded applications

  • Experience with Python scripting

  • A working knowledge of Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, or Kalman Filter Theory.

  • Experience working systems development processes for real-time embedded applications

Additional, but not necessary, skills include:

  • Experience creating, modifying, and reviewing digital signal processing architectures and source code

  • Experience developing verification and validation tests

  • Experience developing support scripts and utilities

  • Experience performing hardware, firmware, and software integration, verification and validation activities

  • Experience using electronics lab equipment such as Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, etc.

  • Experience with modernized software development processes (e.g.  Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps)

  • Knowledge/experience with Lean-Agile principles and Agile Teams

  • Hands on experience with PNT solutions is preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.

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.
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
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

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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