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Raytheon Technologies Staff Software Engineer, Design Assurance in 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

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).

We are currently searching for a Staff Software Engineer to join our Avionics Design Assurance Center (DAC) team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

We’re looking for an experienced engineering professional who is interested in working together with others to achieve excellence in design and efficient lifecycle execution. This position is responsible for working closely with software engineering teams to provide quality-focused technical and process oversight of product developments throughout their lifecycle.

As a DAC team member supporting Avionics Engineering, you will help ensure designs meet quality expectations, as well as customer, regulatory, and other requirements. The role requires the ability to influence the adoption of engineering best practices to identify and eliminate defects before delivery.

This position requires the applicant to have demonstrated experience in software development process and methods, including planning, requirements capture, design, implementation and integration, verification, and validation.

Success in this position requires a Passion for Quality, Process and Continuous Improvement and the ability to build rapport with the Engineering project teams in order to influence the teams do the “right thing for the right reason”.

Relocation assistance is available.Primary Responsibilities:

  • LEAD DESIGN ASSURANCE ENGAGEMENT. Serve as the primary DAC point of contact for assigned engineering projects. Develop project-specific quality plans for new product developments as required. Collaborate with other DAC Subject Matter Experts on your team to ensure appropriate technical engagement with projects. Represent the DAC at customer events.

  • ASSESS ENGINEERING EFFECTIVENESS. Ensure engineering efforts are performed effectively and efficiently, meeting customer, company, and applicable regulatory requirements and quality expectations. Contribute to requirement and design reviews, test readiness reviews, and other project reviews and team meetings.

  • MENTOR TEAMS. Mentor engineering teams as needed throughout the development lifecycle in the areas of process, tools, design quality, and regulatory requirements to ensure robust and problem-free delivery.

  • EVALUATE PROJECTS. Perform proactive, ongoing assessments to determine the health of projects using objective measurements and audits. Produce metrics reports for management review. Employ methods such as root cause analysis as appropriate. Analyze project data for trends and systemic issues. Recommend and facilitate corrective actions.

  • FACILITATE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. Lead the efforts of cross-functional teams to ensure that quality issues seen in legacy products are avoided in new designs. Assist with engineering project planning activities, ensuring plans account for lessons learned across the enterprise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline (STEM degree preferred) and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • A working knowledge and demonstrated application of creating and following a documented design and development process

  • Knowledge of effective Design Quality Assurance principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience applying industry and regulatory standards such as DO-178B/C, SAE ARP4754A, and/or AS9100D to design and development projects

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment, e.g., SAFe

  • Experience supporting customer audits, CMMI Appraisals, and AS9100D audits with 3rd party certification groups

  • Proficient with IBM DOORS

  • Experience with JAMA Connect

  • Proficient with Atlassian JIRA

  • Experience with Subversion Configuration Management

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.


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

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.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.