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Raytheon Technologies Senior Principal FPGA Project Lead - Image Processing 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

Role Overview

The Displays Center Video and Graphics FPGA/ASIC Team is searching for a Principal FPGA Project Lead to join our team. This position will be responsible for leading developments of graphics and video processing FPGAs and ASICs for display applications. Our Displays Center leads the industry with cost competitive, innovative technology that sets us apart from our competition and helps our customers make the most of their investment in our products. We are responsible for designing displays for both commercial and military avionics as well as ground vehicles.

We are looking for a strong, passionate problem-solver with an action-oriented, collaborative mindset who strives to exceed expectations. The successful candidate will lead and manage projects to meet cost, schedule and technical performance commitments, working closely with peer engineers, program management, and customers. They are the single point of contact for engineering responsible for the technical leadership and project management of design & development activities. This person will also lead customer focused activities including bids, proposals, and technical presentations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the engineering project leader for FPGA and ASIC programs to ensure program commitments are met

  • Provide project management and technical direction during all program phases including pursuit, bidding, planning, and execution

  • Track and report cost and schedule status

  • Ensure compliance with Program and Product requirements as reflected in design plans

  • Lead wide range of entry-level to highly experienced engineers

  • Maintain awareness of industry trends that may impact both technical and certification compliance approaches

  • Define hardware requirements and perform validation

  • Develop FPGA architecture and documentation

  • Design RTL source code using VHDL

    Required Qualifications:

  • Experience managing technical projects including schedule and Earned Value management, risk management, customer interaction, and briefing executive leadership

  • Experience with RTL coding in VHDL

  • Experience using FPGA simulation tools

  • Experience with MicroChip (Actel), Intel (Altera), and Xilinx FPGAs and associated development tools

  • Experience with digital circuit architecture, design, resource tradeoffs, timing analysis, and timing closure

  • Experience using FPGA simulation, synthesis and place/route tools

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively document and present one’s work and status

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with DO-254 development and verification process

  • Experience with hardware testbench development for in-circuit verification

  • Experience with hardware configuration management and problem reporting tools

  • Excellent FPGA lab integration and troubleshooting knowledge

  • Familiarity with NSEU effects on volatile memory elements

  • Familiarity with image generation and processing

  • Familiarity with interface protocols (ARINC 661, ARINC 818, H.264/265, PCIe, SMPTE, DisplayPort, Analog Video, LVDS, etc.)

  • Strong communicator, able to interface with the spectrum of individual contributor to executive leadership

    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 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.

    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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