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Raytheon Technologies Principal Systems Engineer - Airborne Platforms in Huntsville, Alabama

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United States of America


HAL31: Huntsville, AL 420 Jan Davis Drive

, Huntsville, AL, 35806-4545 USA

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).

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 is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Principal Systems Engineering position to support airborne platforms across multiple programs.

The applicant will be part of a team that supports the UH/HH-60 Black Hawk cockpit and Future Vertical Lift platforms. Successful programs depend on teamwork grounded in internal communication as well as direct interaction with the end customer including presentations, technical exchanges, and on-site support.

Relocation assistance is available once we return to the site.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The position will require the architecting of software requirements by utilizing a combination of simulations, interfacing subsystems and an extensive knowledge of avionic applications.

  • Responsible for leading change control board activities

  • Leading and supporting bids and proposals

  • The assignment may require assisting in other elements of the system engineering process including requirements analysis and capture, system/sub-system design, software requirements definition, integration, and formal test for requirement verification.

  • The candidate will perform these assignments in conjunction with other system and software engineers using Collins Aerospace engineering processes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline (STEM degree preferred) and 10 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • 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

  • Must have experience in a technical lead role, overseeing the system architecture of a product

  • Must have experience within the aerospace industry

  • Must also be willing and able to travel (domestic and international)

  • The candidate should be self-motivated and willing to work and learn in a fast paced environment as part of a dynamic and growing subsystem development team.

  • Consistently produce superior results, keeping projects on schedule and contributing to a positive work environment

  • Excel working in a team environment, establishing collaborative relationships with co-workers

  • Should be experienced in all facets of system development and familiar with common system engineering tools and practices.

  • Effectively communicate in a professional manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the certification of avionics products

  • Experience with SVN, DOORS, and/or Atlassian tools

  • Knowledge of CMMI or DO-178 derived processes

  • Knowledge in the following technical areas: flight displays, communication and navigation radio controls, flight management systems, weapons and mission equipment, human factors/human-machine interface

  • Knowledge in the following digital data protocols: Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), TCP/IP, MIL-STD-1553B, ARINC-429

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.