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Raytheon Technologies Staff Systems Engineer - Flight Simulation in Sterling, Virginia

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United States of America


HVA34: Sterling, VA 22640 Davis Dr , Sterling, VA, 20164-7104 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 Systems Engineer - Flight Simulation


This Staff Systems Engineer position is within the Simulation Solutions & Services (SS&S) business area. SS&S develops and builds simulators and training systems for both military and commercial customers. Devices range in complexity from desktop trainers to high-fidelity weapon systems and full-flight training systems. This position is located in Sterling, VA with flexibility in schedule and partially remote opportunities given the appropriate candidate. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working in an Agile environment to design and implement complex systems. Versatility and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment while managing competing priorities that are critical to success. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to influence as well as lead and will be capable of clearly communicating with customers, across program/project leadership, and at the department level. The ideal candidate will be analytical and make data-driven decisions. The ideal candidate will be a servant leader eager to mentor junior engineers, share their knowledge with peers, and consistently work to make their team successful.


  • Lead a cross-functional Agile team(s) in the role of Product Owner or Scrum Master to design, develop, deploy, and maintain simulation solutions

  • Regularly collaborate with other engineers and project management to plan and prioritize activities

  • Embrace ambiguous tasking and technical challenges

  • Leverage re-use and best work practices across the organization

  • Delegate work to team members and provides organization and alignment across a team

  • Participate in bid and proposal activities, including evaluation of customer requirements, identification and development of technical solutions and development of engineering estimates

  • Capture, analyze, decompose, translate and create requirements for systems of high complexity

  • Communicate complicated and detailed technical topics to a wide range of audiences including senior management and directors

  • Interact with customer focals as necessary

  • Maintain a customer focus that builds and strengthens those relationships

  • Drive understanding of the team’s vision, technology roadmaps, customer needs and product improvement

  • Actively learn new technologies and techniques and apply them to new domains and problem sets

  • Drive needed changes to internal processes and tools to increase productivity and quality

  • Inspire and empower a positive team environment that encourages creativity and innovation

  • Contribute to a culture of trust, respect, integrity, excellence and innovation.

    Required 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

  • Experience in systems design including requirements capture/analysis, system design, systems integration/test, including hardware/software integration.

  • Possess communication, documentation and collaboration/teamwork skills.

  • Capable of making decisions that may have significant impact on cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Experience interfacing directly with both internal and external customers including presentations and issue resolution.

  • Experience leading software development teams in an Agile environment using Kanban or Scrum methodologies.

    Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with simulators and training systems for military and/or commercial entities

  • Familiarity with the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative and the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Reference Design

  • Experience or familiarity with MBSE and/or CI/CD concepts

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.