United Technologies Corporation Senior Systems / Software Engineer - FMS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 14333

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering, Systems

Job Type:


Requisition ID: 14333

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackling 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.

Job Summary

Collins Aerospace is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Software / Systems Engineering position on the FMS Programs team in the Flight Management Applications department.

The FMS programs team works across the FMA and FMS Product Line departments to develop FMS subsystem requirements, design, code, and test that support the overall end-customer design while supporting FMS product-line goals. This team champions software product line concepts, highly automated integration and testing, and utilization of the latest tools and processes.

The team supports Airborne Solutions Engineering (ASE) platform teams during development as well as ground and flight testing. The FMS programs team currently supports several Fixed Wing avionics platforms both foreign and domestic.

Come join us and help lead the avionics industry!

Job Responsibilities

  • FMS software requirements, design, code and test development and execution methods.

  • Accurately forecasting and monitoring technical scope across multiple executing programs.

  • Ability to work across all facets of the software engineering development process in an Agile-focused work environment.

  • Mentoring other engineers in the development process, systems integration, and systems / software engineering practices.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

  • US Citizenship or Green Card Holder required.

  • Experienced verification and continuous test and integration practices.

  • Strong understanding of software / systems engineering state of the art practices.

Key Skills for success:

  • Commitment to quality and improvement.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.


  • Knowledge of Python development language.

  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment.

  • Experience working with the ALM tool suite.

  • Knowledge of Ada or C development languages.

  • Experience working with a DO-178B/C development process.

At Collins Aerospace, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Collins Aerospace University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that’s just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

Tuition reimbursement

And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.


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