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Rockwell Collins
Location: Cedar Rapids
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Instructors & Trainers
Requisition ID: 8707

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Principal Systems Engineer - Air Combat Training to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

"I feel the need...the need for speed!" If you like the movie "Top Gun", you will love the Test and Training Instrumentation Engineering Department.

Rockwell Collins Test & Training Instrumentation (T&TI) Engineering is responsible for all product line and design engineering tasks related to the design, analysis, test and certification of Air Combat Training systems. The Principal Systems Engineer will work in the Government Systems T&TI Systems Engineering team that is forming the vision and strategy behind the products needed for the next generation Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS) and the evolution to the enablement of Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training capabilities.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication solutions for government applications. The T&TI Engineering Department develops state-of-the-art Range Products for cryptographic, datalink, networking, and command and control applications. We specialize in the development of high quality, highly secure solutions for U.S. military communication systems, navigation systems, and networks. We mature products from concept phase through accreditation and factory production.

The T&TI Systems Engineering team is looking for a dynamic Principal Systems Engineer to provide technical excellence in a fast growing Air Combat Training market. This position will primarily focus on the strategic buildout of our product roadmaps to capture the growing needs of our customer base bringing the latest technological advancements to training our military fighters. The Systems Engineering team will be responsible for maturing a product line that will maximize reuse across the multiple System of Systems solutions that we provide. Identifying opportunities for innovation will be an important aspect as we look to provide new, leading-edge solutions that revolutionize the training solutions our customers desire.

Job Responsibilities


Frequent interaction with our customer base to understand their needs and desires for next generation training capabilities


Work side-by-side with our business development partners to identify innovative solutions, demonstrate our capabilities, and clearly articulate the market requirements


Establish a product line process to manage key technology reuse across programs and systems


Drive the pursuit of new business through development of state-of-the-art design approaches for customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and providing accurate engineering bids to deliver the solutions


Support the advancement of our key technologies through internal research and development projects


Technology and product roadmapping


Utilize strong interaction and interpersonal skills to perform in a highly diverse engineering team


Support Systems, Hardware, and Software design teams ensuring that the implemented designs follow the systems requirements established for the product lines.

Basic Qualifications

Must Have Requirements:

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

* Must possess or be eligible for obtaining a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements.

* Practical experience in all aspects/phases of product design and system integration & test

A successful candidate may possess the following:

* Background and/or knowledge of range test and training systems.

* Background and/or knowledge of digital electronics and experience with digital electronics design principles and techniques.

* Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to work well with others in a professional team environment.

* Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks, while balancing priorities and schedules are important attributes.

* Self-starter with strong analytical skills.

The candidate must demonstrate that they have superior communication skills as a primary responsibility for this position will be frequent interaction with multiple engineering disciplines, the customer, program management, and business development teams.

This position requires an individual that can perform with minimal direct supervisory support. As such the candidate must be highly motivated and a self-starter. The ability to coordinate several complex engineering activities while balancing priorities and schedules is a must.

At Rockwell Collins, 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 Rockwell Collins 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!

Rockwell Collins 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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