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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01400082 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 Sr. 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.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Executes objectives for requirements management, reliability, logistics, coordination of different teams, evaluation measurements, and other disciplines for large or complex projects.

  • Monitors the cost, effectiveness, and reliability of activities and recommends modifications to optimize resources, prioritize spending, and ensure that standards are met.

  • Provides analysis for the decomposition of customer specifications and system level requirements into sub-system and piece part requirements, and develops verification criteria and plans for the requirements.

  • Performs analysis at all levels of the total system product including concept, design, modeling, and test.

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk assessment.

  • Considers and evaluates alternatives accounting for similar metrics.

  • Manages configuration process, performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with systems tools (DOORS, Python, JAMA, JIRA, etc.)

  • Time management skills - ability to work unsupervised, multi-task, and coordinate work

  • Effectively interact and build trust with team members from many different backgrounds, including engineering management, engineering teams, program management, and operations

  • Effective communication (written, verbal, and interpersonal)

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Willingness to travel (domestic <10%)

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance (US Citizenship required).

Key skills for success:

  • Must excel working in a team environment and establishing collaborative relationships with coworkers.

  • Well organized and able to communicate effectively with team members, leadership, and customers.

  • Must have the desire to participate on a results-oriented engineering team, be highly motivated, and be self-directed.

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience with Lean-Agile principles and Agile Teams.
  • Hands on experience with PNT solutions is preferred.

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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