Principal Software Engineer - Advanced Technology (R&D)

Raytheon Technologies

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.


Principal Software Engineer – Advanced Technology (R&D)


This position is on the Networking Technology & Radio Software team within the Collins Advanced Technology organization. The Advanced Technology organization serves as Mission Systems’ innovation hub. We solve defense customers’ critical problems around improving battlespace connectivity, and we work with major universities and DoD laboratories on groundbreaking research projects.


As an Advanced Technology engineer, you will join a team of highly innovative engineers who are inventing, developing, integrating, and demonstrating novel networking and radio software concepts and capabilities. These solutions can quickly go from concept to field demonstration to fielded product. The applicant must be creative; highly self-motivated; and have strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills. You will collaborate with software, cyber, firmware, and hardware engineers. The most successful Advanced Technology engineers are eager to learn, quick to dive into complex technical challenges, self-directed, comfortable with ambiguous problem spaces, and highly motivated.


Primary Responsibilities:


+ Lead design, development, integration, demonstration and test of advanced or radio software systems/subsystems


+ Support bids and pursuits with customers such as DARPA, ONR, AFRL, Army Research Labs, etc.


+ Excellent verbal/written communication and teamwork skills


+ Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills


+ Demonstrated capability in a fast-paced, dynamic, creative work environment


+ Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and works well with others


Basic Qualifications:


+ Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience OR In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required


+ Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.


+ Must be a U.S. Citizen


+ Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements


+ Prior embedded software development using C, C++, Bash, Python, etc.


+ Strong understanding of Linux and development in a Linux environment


+ Advanced knowledge of networking concepts and technologies (eg IPv4, IPv6, Routing, Multicast, NAT, TCP, UDP, OLSR, OSPF, PIM, IPSec, VPN, ACLs, ToS and QoS, etc.)


+ Experience with build tools and version control systems


+ Subject matter expert for software defined radio (SDR) systems


Preferred Qualifications:


+ Advanced degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or related degree


+ Currently holds a DoD Top Secret security clearance


+ Extensive experience writing software for networked applications, networking stack protocol implementation, and board support packages (BSPs).


+ Aptitude in network design and architecture, scalability modeling and simulation


+ Basic understanding of radio frequency (RF) concepts


+ Aptitude in system requirements definition


+ Experience integrating embedded software with FPGA/firmware


+ Strong experience with Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Tactical Data Links, or waveform software


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 program


+ Student Loan Repayment Program


+ Life insurance and disability coverage


+ Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,?critical illness?insurance, group legal, ID theft protection


+ Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits


+ Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning


+ Adoption Assistance


+ Autism Benefit


+ Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions


+ Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program


+ Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits


+ Bright Horizons, child and elder care services


+ Teladoc Medical Experts, 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.


Note:


+ 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


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.


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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