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Raytheon Technologies Platform Systems Engineer - Future Vertical Lift (Flexible location) in Huntsville, Alabama

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United States of America


HAL31: Huntsville, AL 420 Jan Davis Drive

, Huntsville, AL, 35806-4545 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).

The Future Vertical Lift Integrated Project Team (FVL IPT) department is looking for a Platform Systems Engineer to develop aircraft level system requirements, designs, and tests for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. FARA is one of five aircraft that comprise the US Army Future Vertical Lift (FVL) modernization priority, with a focus on improving capability in the near-future battle space. The Systems Engineer is expected to support development of the system architecture, decompose customer requirements to system requirements, analyze design characteristics, and allocate requirements to the various systems of the aircraft. This effort will transition to assembling the software/hardware components and testing the overall system. Documentation of the overall system will be performed using the next generation process of model based systems engineering. This program will provide an exciting, high-paced, dynamic environment which will result in building a bridge to our future technologies and processes at Collins Aerospace as well as providing a differentiator for the US Army’s continual drive for airspace superiority.

This position can be located in either Cedar Rapids, IA or Huntsville, AL

Relocation assistance is available.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with platform system team on technical solutions to complex aircraft systems problems

  • Develop design approaches and high-level requirements following model based systems engineering processes

  • Coordinate with matrixed organization of subsystem/domain engineers throughout development lifecycle

  • Verify and validate all aspects of an aircraft system of systems meet customer requirements and concepts of operations through test execution and troubleshooting in a lab environment

  • Hold design reviews and technical interchange meetings with customer to solve complex problems while maintaining program scope, schedule, and budget

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience is required.

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

  • Experience with design, requirements capture, development, and integration of software systems and hardware solutions

  • Familiarity with SysML or model based systems engineering

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10%

  • Contributes to a positive, team environment through collaboration and communication with peers

  • Seeks innovative solutions that have positive business impacts and turns those innovations into reality

  • Champions a customer-first culture

  • Passionate about delivering technical presentations to internal and external customers to influence technology roadmaps

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with avionics development processes such as (ARP4754, ARP4761, DO-254, DO-178)

  • Experience with military avionics systems

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.