Rockwell Collins Principal Electrical Engineer - Airborne Hardware in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 9022

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 Electrical Engineer - Airborne Hardware 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

The Common Platform Hardware Department in Government Systems Airborne Engineering has an opening for a Principal Electrical Engineer. The department is responsible for the development and sustainment of state of the art avionics hardware products including integrated processing cabinets, video processing modules, and control panels used in military fighter, bomber, trainer, rotary wing, and transport aircraft platforms.

Job Responsibilities

These products typically leverage a combination of the following technologies and interfaces:

  • Airborne Electronic Hardware including FPGAs, and ASICs

  • PowerPC, Intel, and ARM embedded processing resources

  • Avionics I/O interfaces including ARINC 429, MIL-STD- 1553, and Ethernet

  • Video interfaces including SMPTE, DVI, and DisplayPort

Typical position responsibilities include new circuit card design and integration testing, assistance with qualification testing, support of initial manufacturing build and test efforts, and factory support forlegacy products. New circuit card design and integration efforts typically include capturing requirements, implementing hardware design solution using schematic entry tools, working with printed circuit card designers todevelop printed wiring board layout, working with technicians to debug and test hardware, and integrating hardware with other system elements, and documentation of performance for requirements verification purposes. Future responsibilities may include hardware architecture development for product line roadmaps and FPGA development.

Basic Qualifications

The position must have requirements include:

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

  • US Citizenship or Green Card holder

  • Minimum 8 years of electrical hardware design experience

  • Hardware requirement generation experience working with systems and subsystems teams to determine meaningful and testable requirements for the design

  • Experience working with standard lab equipment for integration testing of hardware designs

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and independently on assigned tasks.

Experience following areas is desirable:

  • Interfacing with complex embedded devices (microprocessors, 2D/3D graphics processors, ASICs, FPGAs) as a part of overall hardware design.

  • Schematic capture of digital/analog mixed signal electrical circuit designs for avionics

  • Experience completing printed wiring board PWB layout

  • DO-160 or MIL-STD- 810/MIL-STD- 461 qualification

  • Lighting protection circuits and testing

  • FPGA development

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.