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Raytheon Technologies Principal Systems Engineer - Cybersecurity in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE

, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

This job description is for a Staff Cybersecurity Engineering position within the Common Core Subsystems team of the Common Software department. We are seeking a highly motivated engineer that is ready to join our Cybersecurity team to lead efforts to meet the cyber security needs of programs of the Military Helicopters, Military Products and Displays directorate. This opportunity offers the successful candidate the opportunity to lead the architectural design decisions to protect our products in an ever growing threat environment.

The person in this role will be asked to provide guidance to pursuit teams, product lines, and all levels of management to aid in meeting customer needs. A working knowledge of the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF), Cybersecurity experience, training as well as professional accreditation (i.e. CISSP) are desirable traits of the successful candidate.

Candidates are expected to be able to support teams of hardware, software, and systems engineers to develop, integrate and evaluate new cyber security technologies.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support teams of hardware, software, and systems engineers to develop, integrate and evaluate new cyber security technologies.

  • Ensures system security needs established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, system analysis, systems design, and systems hardening.

  • Lead the identification and implementation of appropriate information assurance (IA) functionality to ensure uniform application security policy and enterprise solutions.

  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle.

  • Lead design approaches by understanding customer needs and problems and proposing a solution to address them. These solutions will be briefed to technical teams and senior leadership.

  • Lead the cyber security team in adapting to a new Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC) process.

  • Support technical proposal preparation


  • U.S. Citizenship is required. Candidate must be able to obtain a US Secret clearance.

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline 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.

  • 4+ years of Information Assurance or Cybersecurity experience is preferred

  • 4+ years of system development experience is required

  • Familiarity with the DoD Risk Management Framework is preferred

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.

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.

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.