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Raytheon Technologies Principal Systems Engineer, Collateral Engineering in Melbourne, Florida

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United States of America


HFL34: Melbourne, FL 1100 W Hibiscus Blvd

, Melbourne, FL, 32902-2704 USA

The Collins Aerospace Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) Department in Melbourne Florida is seeking an outstanding Engineer to fill a Principal Systems Engineering position within its Traffic Surveillance Department.

The Traffic Surveillance Department supports, integrates, and develops multiple commercial avionics products for the Air Transport and Business & Regional aircraft markets. The Principal Systems Engineer will support sustaining engineering efforts for the currently fielded Configurable Integrated Surveillance System (CISS) product line. The Engineer will perform assignments requiring the use and application of systems engineering principles and techniques as well as hardware testing, integration and troubleshooting.

The Principal Engineer must have extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques used in systems development and qualification related to commercial avionics. The applicant must have strong technical capabilities and be significantly experienced in Systems Engineering principles and practices. The candidate must also be self-motivated, self-disciplined, demonstrate good communication and leadership skills and have the ability to work within multi-functional, multi-discipline teams. The candidate will be expected to work flexibly and coordinate effectively with multiple suppliers and customers to achieve department goals.

Relocation assistance is available once we return to the site.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, test, analyze, integrate, qualify and document systems of moderate to high complexity, such as systems with multiple sub-systems with multiple hardware components or mixed electrical technologies and software programs.

  • Lead systems engineering requirements capture, analysis, and allocation.

  • Decomposes customer specifications and system level requirements into sub-system and piece part requirements, and generate verification criteria and plans for the requirements.

  • Mentor product development teams in the use of applicable processes and tools.

  • Develop tests and data analysis to troubleshoot system problems or performance issues.

  • Develop and conduct test plans and procedures; verify results of laboratory and flight tests in support of FAA certification.

  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts in integration, pre- qualification and qualification for products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity.

  • Estimate, track and report status relating to technical performance, cost, schedule and risk for assigned scope of work as well as for overall systems team performance.

  • Review metrics and defect trends, identify systemic root causes and process improvements and recommend new approaches, tools and techniques that drive continuous improvement in systems development processes.

  • Perform analysis at all levels of the total system product including concept, design, fabrication, modeling, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

  • Manage configuration process, perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Establish strategy for requirements management, reliability, logistics, coordination of different teams, evaluation measurements, and other disciplines for large or complex projects.

  • Ensure that all likely aspects of a system are considered and integrated into a whole.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 7 years of prior relevant experience

  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

A Collins Principal Engineer is Expected to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to come up with innovative approaches to projects and issues

  • Demonstrate the soft skills required for motivating others and fostering collaboration

  • Have a proven track record of being able to effectively handle engineering discussions at all levels of the organization

  • Tackle the most difficult issues head on and work them through until conclusion

  • Identify blind spots within project development and help address these gaps to ensure project success

  • Be a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) and perform as such in technical reviews

  • Serve as technical interface to executive leadership and our customers

  • Effectively work with vague or little guidance

  • Handle the "tough questions" from peers and leadership in all situations

  • Imparte change even when not assigned direct authority

  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to less experienced engineers

  • Identify skill gaps in order to build highly effective teams

The Successful Candidate Should:

  • Be an expert in systems engineering and open systems architectures

  • Be experienced in proposal strategy and proposal writing

  • Have experience with aircraft level system integration

  • Have a broad and deep background in Avionics computing programs, products, and underlying technologies

  • Be experienced in avionics system architecture development, and systems, software, and hardware engineering.

  • Be knowledgeable of and have experience with Avionics regulatory and certification requirements: TSO, DO-160, DO254, DO178B/C, and ARP4754.

  • Be willing and able to travel both within the USA and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient with development tools such as:

  • LabView

  • SubVersion

  • JIRA

  • Python

  • JAMA


  • SAFe

  • MBD

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.

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.