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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01414498 Date posted 12/11/2020 City Richardson State/Province Texas Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

The Collins Aerospace Mission Product Systems team is seeking a highly motivated and talented Staff Level Systems Engineer who is prepared to tackle a wide variety of design challenges working within a multi-disciplined team. This position will include design, integration and development of the next generation Strategic Communications solutions spanning airborne, ground, transportable and maritime platforms. The selected candidate will design, develop, document, verify, qualify, troubleshoot and transition electronic hardware of simple to high complexity. They will work closely with a cross-functional support staff to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a product’s lifecycle.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design of military communications and other related products

  • Technically plan, execute, and manage project tasks to meet or exceed programmatic needs

  • Perform autonomously under the direction of the HW Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, program management, as well as engineering management

  • Create and present task status and technical solutions to team members, engineering leadership, and customers

  • Develop hardware requirements based on product, system level, and customer requirements

  • Design and integration of platform systems rigs, equipment rigs and harnesses with emphasis on installation considerations, lifecycle management and manufacturability

  • Design hardware to meet rigorous military requirements for platform, environment, functionality, cost, and Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)

  • Apply knowledge of product domain, technology domain, processes, tools, methods, work flow and best practices for hardware development with primary emphasis on electrical designs

  • Early project risk identification, mitigation, and escalation

  • Understands and utilizes appropriate Collins Aerospace processes and tools during product development, resulting in increased product quality and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Utilize strong interaction and interpersonal skills to drive teams to success

  • Work with their team and other team leads to resolve complex issues

  • Provide guidance to other engineers in various disciplines 

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

  • Must Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

  • 10+ years’ experience developing products and systems for military or similar platforms.  Direct experience with Military Communications design is a plus

  • Knowledge of design and development processes with practical experience in multiple phases of the HW lifecycle: requirements, design, development, integration, validation/verification, and sustainment

  • Must possess at least one of the following disciplines:

    • FPGA digital design experience and/or any experience with VHDL or similar firmware development languages

    • Experience in wiring harnesses and rigs design, with an emphasis on signal analysis and validation of signal integrity throughout the target platform

    • Experience in RF System Design spanning transmitter and receiver architecture, RF Principles, Antennas and Propagation and transmission lines

  • Able to investigate problems to the root cause and then champion the creation and implementation of corrective actions

  • Familiarity with EMI and Signal Integrity design techniques and analysis

  • Experience with configuration management tools and processes

  • Proven leadership of small technical teams

  • Capable of leading investigations for open ended complex problems

  • Ability to create appropriate development procedures, conduct effective design reviews and provide technical guidance to other members of development teams 

  • Proven experience working with manufacturing teams, vendors and other suppliers to build cost-effective solutions.

  • Experience working with customers to define requirements and identify potential platform installation issues during project design phases.

  • Experience in platform design considerations for such things as RF Antenna co-site interference and electrical interference

  • Experience in signal analysis and validation of signal integrity throughout the target system

A successful candidate may possess the following:

  • Domain expertise on Military Platform Integration

  • Domain expertise in RF Communications, networking, and interface definition

  • Domain expertise in integration of COTS and Custom design hardware, firmware, and software

  • Domain expertise in ruggedized electronics design for MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F requirements

  • Factory transition planning and support

  • Working knowledge of bidding and project/task estimation (SEER knowledge helpful)

  • Highly proficient in earned value management techniques and philosophy

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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space 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.

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
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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
  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Best Doctors, 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

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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