Sr Systems Engineer – Fusion Avionics (HYBRID)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Collins Aerospace is seeking a Sr Systems Engineer to join the Avionics Fusion IPS Systems group. This team is responsible for the design, integration, development, certification, deployment and sustaining of our Avionics Systems on Bombardier large business jets through the lifecycle of the programs. The platforms supported includes more than 500 fielded aircraft for the Global 5000, 5500, 6000, 6500 and 7500×00/6×00/7500 programs.

The position requires technical background; the candidate will participate in the development life cycle of software and hardware integration of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Avionics in a Fusion IPS architecture, supporting requirements development, software integration, documentation, certification and sustaining activities for large size Business Jets as part of a Systems Engineering group.

On-site position requiring executing requirements-based testing, test scripts, scenario-based testing, robustness testing and unintended function testing in a lab environment. Flexibility is necessary to maximize test asset utilization.

The candidate will own the troubleshooting and reporting of issues resulting from development cycles and investigations reported from fielded aircraft, the candidate will be capable of providing internal status as well as direct reporting to the OEM as necessary.

Candidates will independently operate the rig facilities during testing phases of the program and during troubleshooting activities. Understanding of aircraft operational fundamentals are required to be able to run flight test scenarios.

The Sr. Systems Engineer will support sustaining activities involving Hardware and Software obsolescence management as part of Notice-of-Change processes including HIRF and Lightning evaluations.

Position will be hybrid​ located in Cedar Rapids, IA. A comprehensive relocation package is available.

Primary Responsibilities:

Complete assignments involving Design and Requirement Developments activities

On-site execution of requirements-based testing, robustness and Ad-Hoc testing in a lab environment (schedule flexibility is necessary during formal test phases)

Develops and executes test scripts

Produces system certification level documentation

Integrates and owns SW/HW Work Packages and Avionics “features”

Owns the tracking and troubleshooting of assigned development and field issues

Collaborates with engineers across multiple subsystems contributing toward a positive team working environment

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (Typically requires a degree 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 experience OR

In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

Ability to work in a regulatory intensive and process-oriented environment

Problem Solving & Hands-On Troubleshooting abilities

Familiar with systems tools such as JIRA, DOORS, JAMA

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with IMA and IPS System Level Developments

Capable of operating the test facilities (rigs and simulations) executing scripted and unscripted flight test scenarios

Ability to interpret ARINC429, Wireshark, and FDR data

Understanding of avionics and aircraft sub-systems

Experience developing in a DO-254, DO-160, DO-178B/C DO-297, ARP4754A and FAA/TCCA/EASA regulatory environment.

Experience with Agile methodologies

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.

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel 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 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
Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program
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
Incentives for a Healthy You
Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources
Autism Benefit
Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
Adoption Assistance
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.


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Sr Systems Engineer – Fusion Avionics (HYBRID)