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Raytheon Technologies Sr. Certification Engineer - Avionics Systems Certification 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

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.

Are you ready to apply your skills and experience working on systems and products that support business, commercial and military aircraft? Then consider becoming part of the Aircraft Certification Center. As a Certification Engineer on the Aircraft Certification Center Team, you will be part of a multi-functional team comprised of Systems, Electrical and Mechanical engineers leading aircraft level integration and certification of our next generation avionics supporting our business, commercial and military aircraft operators and customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead, with minimal supervision, avionic supplemental type certification (STC) projects.

  • Authoring STC certification plans, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, ground test plans, flight test plans, design compliance reports, EWIS assessments, electrical load reports, and weight/balance reports.

  • Lead the aircraft integration and STC certification of Collins avionics systems by working with the avionics systems engineering team and the installation design team to define the aircraft level installation architecture, perform development and company ground testing, and to coordinate or create the substantiation and type design documentation required to meet the approved certification basis.

  • Identifying, documenting, and communicating significant certification risks for timely review and resolution.

  • Monitoring and reporting of aircraft installation design and substantiation data milestones and reporting status to project/program management.

  • Ensuring all aircraft certification requirements are met resulting in successful STC issuance.

This position has the opportunity to become an engineering unit member within the Collins Aerospace STC, TSO, PMA ODA organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR

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


  • Working knowledge of Title 14 CFR Part 23, and 25

  • Thorough understanding of aircraft avionics systems

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to adapt to changing certification practices and procedures

  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Self-starter with a passion to do the job right the first time

  • Effective problem solving skills of aircraft level integration issues by collaborating with a team of systems, hardware, software and aircraft level design engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Title 14 CFR Part 21, 43, 45, 91, 121, 135, and 183

  • Experience in the preparation of certification plans, instructions for continued airworthiness, ground test plans, flight test plans, electrical load reports, and weight/balance reports

  • Understanding of the HIRF, Lightning, environmental, safety, software, AEH, EWIS, human factors, flammability, structural aspects of avionics system certification

  • Prior or current FAA DER and/or FAA ODA UM experience

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.

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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.