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Raytheon Technologies Staff Software Engineer - R&D 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

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Staff Software Engineer - Advanced Technology R&D

Our goal is to create technologies that allow Collins to differentiate our products from the competitors’ and create new market opportunities through innovation. That means we need to take risks that, if successful, could lead to large rewards. We’re presently creating state-of-the-art electronics, including: phased array SATCOM terminals that provide global internet connectivity, multifunction reconfigurable RF front-ends, and modular UAV radios for communication, radar, and electronic warfare.

Job Summary:

Are you ready to be a part of a design race pursuing novel state of the art software defined radio technology? We are looking for an energetic, highly skilled engineer to share in the shaping of our next generation products.

The advanced radio systems (ARS) department is responsible for tasks related to the research and development of advanced radio technologies for military markets.

This exciting position requires a background in software design, including experience with embedded and PC hardware. Successful applicants will collaborate in the development of new chip designs and circuit card assemblies — carrying ideas from concept and planning through design, test, and release. Additionally, this position involves collaboration with program management, our talented multidisciplinary team, and internal/external customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop cutting-edge embedded software for control in software defined radios for our military customers (includes updates and clean sheet designs)

  • Create graphical user interfaces (GUI) for a variety of platforms, including Windows, LINUX, and Android.

  • Develop board support package (BSP) software.

  • Design custom drivers and integrate third-party drivers to various operating systems (OS) for interfaces like high speed Ethernet, memory, I 2 C, SPI, and sensors.

  • Define requirements for new designs and develop requirements specification

  • Perform digital architectural design-including block diagram, trade off studies and design reviews

  • Perform detailed design-including SW implementation, design analysis, and design reviews

  • Push the boundaries by introducing machine learning into embedded software

  • Support software - firmware integration

  • Perform software design verification tasks

  • Participate in project retrospectives and assist in continuous process and workflow improvements

  • Participate in collaborative efforts to creatively solve problems in innovative ways

  • Create presentations explaining the approach and relevance to the design

  • Present technology concepts to customers/subcontractors in support of funding pursuits

  • Support external funding pursuits through proposal writing and/or customer meetings

  • Assist in the strategic technical planning including development of technology roadmaps and project concepts in alignment with business unit goals

  • Lead project teams (3-5 individuals)

  • Train and oversee efforts of less experienced designers

    Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline 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. Citizen

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to design, compile, and verify software

  • Ability to comment code and create design documentation

  • Ability to create software to interface with synchronous and asynchronous state machines

  • Familiarity with using software tools such as C, C++, C#, Qt, MATLAB, Java, Python, or others

  • Experience with embedded microcontroller and/or microprocessors

  • Must be able to complete meaningful work in the absence of complete specifications and help create digital architectures for RF system requirements as a work in progress

  • Experience with test plans

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge/expertise in multiple technologies

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems while integrating components or subassemblies

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and data-driven decision-making

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and teamwork skills

  • Experience in identifying, communicating, and mitigating risks

  • Knowledgeable of industry trends within his/her domain

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a creative, as well as practical, problem solving environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)

  • Strong interest in machine learning

  • Experience in Tensor Flow, Python

  • Process Control – Requirements capture

  • Experience in FPGA/SW integration on multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC)

  • Experience integrating digital components with RF components/assemblies including filters, low-noise amplifiers, mixers, power amplifiers, power regulators/converters, switches, frequency synthesizers

  • Demonstrated ability to apply digital modulation, coding, and error correction

  • Bid & proposal resulting in successful capture of funding

  • Experience with environmental effects testing

Supervision: The Staff Electrical Engineer does not have direct reports, but will direct work activities for supporting technicians, junior engineers, and project support staff. The Staff Electrical Engineer will work collaboratively with component designers and other multi-disciplinary engineers. The Staff Electrical Engineer is led by the Associate Director for RF Systems who is led by the Executive Director for Mission Systems Advanced Technology.

Relation to Other Jobs: The Staff Electrical Engineer will work with a team of other engineers and technicians. The Staff Electrical Engineer must collaborate with internal and external customers, peer engineers, finance, and leadership.

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.

    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.