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United Technologies Corporation Principal Engineer, Software Engineering - SATCOM Products in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01389497

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



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.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace 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 aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

The Collins Aerospace SATCOM Communications team seeks a Principal Software Engineer to support the Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance department’s SATCOM software group. The group supports, integrates and develops multiple commercial avionics Iridium and SATCOM products for the Air Transport and Business and Regional aircraft markets. In this position you will be part of product development for the growing field of aircraft satellite communication solutions.

This position is for an experienced Software Engineering professional with vast knowledge and highly developed technical expertise. The position will be for someone who develops, coordinates and conducts development on complex systems. Also will make recommendations on changes in architecture or design of many software aspects to SATCOM products. This position will also allow for implementing major software components, presenting design reviews, participating in bids/pursuits, and coordinating with other organizations and departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor teams on the design, coding, testing, integration and documentation of complex software.

  • Drive changes to internal processes and tools for software development to increase productivity or quality.

  • Recommend changes to improve and develop software engineering development activities.

  • Design and implement software and build procedures that are used to support hardware and software product development.

  • Understand and streamline RC processes and tools during product development, resulting in increased product quality and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Participate in cross-department team efforts for products and sub-systems of high complexity.

  • Liaises closely with multiple domains in the department for the planning, bidding, design, and development of new and existing products.

  • Build, test and deliver software to target environments in support of program and customer commitments

  • Translate system level architecture and requirements into software architecture, requirements, and implementation.

  • Provide industry recommendations and designs for the development of software design & architecture.

  • Lead the Design and Code Reviews to identify and eliminate problems early in the development process.

  • Determines end user needs by analyzing system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, and input data acquisition.

  • Lead engineering estimates for tasks such as change requests or problem reports.

  • Develop software configuration standards for directorate-wide use.

  • Will train and mentor software developers in all aspects of design and development.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Advanced skills in modern C++, Python, C, and Embedded Linux development

  • Advanced experience in an avionics/aerospace domain environments and DO-178 standards.

  • Advanced experience leading & mentoring teams of engineers.

  • Advanced experience in both Waterfall and Agile environments

Additional experience a plus:

  • Development experience with networking technologies and communications

  • Development experience on satellite communication productions

  • Development experience on automated test frameworks (using Python or Robot)

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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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.

Thank you for your interest in a career at United Technologies! We will soon upgrade to an improved job application system to simplify the apply experience. You will still be able to apply to any of our current job openings through December 18, 2018. On January 2, 2019, our new and improved job application system will launch; please check back on that date to see all of our job openings.