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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01301858 Date posted 04/23/2019 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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United States of America


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

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

The Trusted Systems research group seeks a self-motivated research engineer with experience leading the development of rigorous critical embedded computer-based system methods. The Trusted Systems group works with product groups and external research sponsors to extend both the state of the art and the state of the practice for methods to construct trusted computer-based systems.

The trusted systems research group is located in Bloomington, MN and Cedar Rapids, IA. This position could be located at either location.

The successful candidate will define and lead investigations to create and demonstrate new methods and tools for embedded computer-based system development.

Relevant technologies include

  • architectural modeling and analysis,

  • automated safety analysis,

  • model-checking,

  • automated theorem proving,

  • language development,

  • high assurance microkernels,

  • SMT solvers,

  • assured hardware/software generation,

  • automated vulnerability detection, and

  • mathematical specification.

Ongoing current projects invent, mature, and apply these technologies in diverse domains with safety or security requirements. Example domains include

  • autonomous systems,

  • military and commercial aircraft,

  • machine learning systems, and

  • communication systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • The candidate must have demonstrated ability to innovate and to develop and apply new technologies.

  • The candidate must have strong software skills, including using formal methods approaches, and a passion for bringing rigor to computer system development.

  • The candidate must have the ability to lead a research program, including the ability to formulate/market a compelling vision as well as to mentor junior researchers. 

  • An ideal candidate has the ability to work with both product groups and research sponsors to identify high-value applications of rigorous development technologies and to conduct research that narrows technical gaps.

  • An ideal candidate is broadly familiar with relevant product domains, such the example domains listed above.

  • An ideal candidate has full product cycle development experience.

  • A bachelor’s degree in a STEM field is required, an advanced degree is strongly preferred.  In lieu of an advanced degree, demonstrated ability to lead research programs is required.

  • US Citizen or Green Card Holder required

This position offers career growth potential for individuals who are innovative and can conceive, develop and execute research projects.

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.

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.

United Technologies Corporation 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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