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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01342242 Date posted 08/13/2019 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.

Collins Aerospace is looking for a talented Software Engineer Coop interested in performing engineering tasks in all phases of the software development lifecycle.  The position will be part of a cross-functional team responsible for developing real-time embedded software for next generation Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers.  This position offers abundant opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and receiver architecture, and the opportunity to apply that knowledge in a team effort to develop our GPS receiver products.  

Requirements: The candidate must be able to work effectively in a dynamic team environment.  A working knowledge of software engineering development processes is required.  Proficiency in software development using a higher order programming language such as C, C++, C#, Python, or Ada in an embedded application environment is highly beneficial.  Experience working with MATLAB, Subversion, and XML related technologies is beneficial.  Technical experience with GPS is also beneficial, but not required.

The successful candidate will have a willingness to apply a defined process to technical assignments, and the ability to independently perform multiple tasks with support from a mentor.  The candidate should possess the following capabilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • A genuine desire to learn and innovate
  • Technical aptitude and professionalism

    Collins Aerospace continues to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of commercial and military users.  Our navigation solutions provide enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for airborne and surface missions worldwide.  Leading the way in the GPS and radio navigation technology, our array of products and systems cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications.

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  • Qualifications:

    Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's or Master’s Degree program in an applicable engineering or science field.

    Applicant must be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance, for which US Citizenship is required.

    Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse global culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovation, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

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.

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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