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United Technologies Corporation MBSE Software Integration Lead in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01327199

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 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).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview

We are currently searching for a Staff Software Engineer to join the Model Based Systems Engineering team in Cedar Rapids, IA. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates.

Job Summary

This position is for a Staff Software Engineer on the Model Based Systems Engineering team in the Rotary Wing Platform Systems organization. The MBSE team is a research and development group responsible for supporting the maturation of key emerging methods and differentiators required to position Collins Aerospace for both current and future growth opportunities; supporting our military and their partners. This includes, but is not limited to, model-based engineering processes, tools, techniques, formal methods analysis, cyber security and Open Systems development.

The MBSE development team has a need for a strong domain software lead. As the team defines the roadmap and matures our MBSE process, the software lead will “gate” check the process to ensure that domain software development practices are accounted for within the process. Additionally, the programs exercising MBSE require integration of 1st and 3rd party software components as well as robust simulation environments comprised of multiple components from internal and external vendors. The software lead will be responsible for coordinating and developing the integration of these components.



Learn the MBSE process as it is defined today through execution of SCRUM tasks with the team. Once onboarded to the MBSE process, stay knowledgeable of the MBSE process and provide review/guidance to the architects responsible for MBSE roadmaps/process definition.

System Design Software Lead

Lead the design and oversee the implementation (technical and budget) of the mission systems developed using MBSE. Ensure that the system definition as developed by the team can be achieved through planned component development and integration .

Examples of mission system component integration:

  • 3rd party component integration using FACE transport layers

  • Rehosting first party applications in new computing environments

  • Cyber security guard implementation/integration

  • Android application development and integration

  • F35 helmet mounted display integration

Demonstration Environment Software Lead

Lead the design and oversee the implementation (technical and budget) of the MBSE demonstration environments.

Capstone demonstration environment SW work:

  • CORESIM/rig integration

  • CORESIM UAV and AC entity simulations

  • SAFe integration such as MAK VR Forces

  • Scenario manager development and integration

  • CORESIM/CSE integration

Software Implementation

Implement the demo and mission system components as necessary, however focus should be on coaching/guiding junior engineers and external teams on implementation of desired features.

Skills that we are seeking:

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills and proactive problem-solving abilities.

  • Creativity and alternative thinking to develop new or novel ideas to solve problems.

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions

  • Must be a self-starter, be able to multi-task, and take advantage of opportunities and events to achieve results

  • Experience with design, requirements capture, development, and integration of complex military avionics software systems

  • Experience integrating 3rd party software components

  • Experience with open system standards, especially FACE

  • Experience with simulation environments, CoreSIM and CSE a plus

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.

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

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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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