Rockwell Collins Senior Systems Engineer - Advanced Flight Deck in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 9375

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 Senior Systems Engineer - Advanced Flight Deck 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 Advanced Flight Deck Systems (AFDS) team is seeking a highly motivated Senior Platform Systems Engineer who can leverage existing and develop new technologies to provide innovative systems solutions for the USAF KC-135 platform.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include platform system engineering through all phases of system product development including: program pursuit and capture, requirements capture and analysis, system architecture design, requirements allocation and traceability, system/subsystem integration, system verification, system validation and life-cycle product support. The ability to estimate, track, and report project costs and schedules while managing scope & risk is essential. The candidate must be able to interface with business development, program management, software engineers, product-line systems engineers, hardware engineers and customers. The candidate must be highly motivated and a self-starter.

A successful candidate should have experience working in highly collaborative environments, demonstrate the ability to take ownership of tasks and lead efforts spanning multiple stakeholders, possess exceptional written and oral communications skills, the ability to break down and execute on complex tasks with minimal instructions, and have a keen aptitude for technical work that spans multiple levels of detail. The ideal candidate will have the following:

Basic Qualifications

  • US citizenship and able to obtain a US DoD Security Clearance

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

  • Able to travel up to 10%

  • Adaptable to changes in assignments and responsibilities

  • Ability to collaborate well across multiple disciplines

  • Highly self-motivated and contributing to a positive work environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong working knowledge of system engineering process

  • Working knowledge of avionics and navigation principles


  • Experience with the USAF KC-135 platform is highly desired

  • A robust understanding of systems, software and hardware development processes in an avionics application

  • Developing and managing the program-level schedule as well as the integrated intermediate level schedule

  • Leading and coordinating program-level risk management in conjunction with the Program Office

  • Prior aircraft/platform systems experience with human/machine interface (HUDs, displays and controls), weapons systems, sensor systems, navigation, safety, intelligence and surveillance, voice and data communications, information assurance, flight controls, or digital/analog system interfaces

  • Knowledge and experience working with Avionics regulatory and certification requirements: TSO, DO-160, DO254, DO-178B/C, and ARP4754.

  • Familiarity with tools such as JIRA, ALM, DOORs, Subversion, PREP and Agile development methods

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.