Senior Systems Engineer – PNT Integration (Onsite) – *Sign on bonus up to $20k*, CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA


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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


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

Position Role Type:


Position Overview:

The Mission Systems directorate is looking for an innovative, Systems Engineer, with a passion for learning, to join the Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Ground Systems Engineering team and focus on System Integration. The successful candidate will work with customers and leadership as well as internal software, hardware, and ASIC engineering teams to integrate navigation products for ground applications. Our solutions keep the warfighter safe, connected and informed by providing accurate position, navigation, and timing information in contested environments. You will be working in a dynamic team environment with engineers that share your passion for providing cutting edge solutions to today’s military.

Collins Aerospace continues 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 surface missions. Our PNT systems are setting the stage to improve warfighter navigation abilities in challenged environments.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

System-of-systems integration, troubleshooting and verification testing
Client and platform integration and troubleshooting
Systems related documentation development
End-user training
Platform integration and troubleshooting
Off-site field test support
Coordination with internal systems, hardware, and software product design teams
Coordination and troubleshooting with external teams which may include some off-site travel
Bid/proposal support during new business pursuits

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and 5 years of prior relevant experience or Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience
Must be a U.S. Citizen
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

Preferred Qualifications:

An understanding of system engineering processes
Prior experience in GPS and/or Antenna Electronics development
Experience with developing system concept of operations and use cases
Experience with system integration and test
Experience with troubleshooting integration issues including root-cause analysis
Familiarity with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good teamwork skills
A desire to participate on a results-oriented, System-of-Systems team
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Technical aptitude and professionalism
Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
High level of motivation and self-direction
Comfortable interacting with and presenting to external customers and end-users
Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to self-start and recognize task needs

*Sign on bonus up to $40k available for active security clearance holders*

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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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 program
Student Loan Repayment Program
Life insurance and disability coverage
Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection
Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
Adoption Assistance         
Autism Benefit
Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
Teladoc Medical Experts, 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

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.

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.

RTX Collins Aerospace / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01601855  2023.05.06 

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