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United Technologies Corporation Principal Trusted Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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

The Trusted Systems research group seeks a self-motivated research engineer with experience pioneering and applying mathematically rigorous methods to critical embedded systems. The position is within a Collins Aerospace research and development organization. The Trusted Systems research group works with both product groups and external research sponsors to extend both the state of the art and the state of the practice for methods to construct trusted computer-based systems.

The trusted systems research group is primarily located in Bloomington, MN and Cedar Rapids, IA. This position could be located at either location.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will define and lead investigations to create and demonstrate new methods and tools for embedded computer-based system development.

Relevant technologies include

  • architectural modeling and analysis,

  • automated safety analysis,

  • model-checking,

  • automated theorem proving,

  • language development,

  • high assurance microkernels,

  • SMT solvers,

  • assured hardware/software generation,

  • automated vulnerability detection, and

  • mathematical specification.

Ongoing current projects invent, mature, and apply these technologies in diverse domains with safety or security requirements. Example domains include

  • autonomous systems,

  • military and commercial aircraft,

  • machine learning systems, and

  • communication systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • The candidate must have demonstrated ability to innovate and to develop and apply new technologies.

  • The candidate must have strong software skills, including using formal methods approaches, and a passion for bringing rigor to computer system development.

  • The candidate must have the ability to lead a research program, including the ability to formulate/market a compelling vision as well as to mentor junior researchers.

  • An ideal candidate has the ability to work with both product groups and research sponsors to identify high-value applications of rigorous development technologies and to conduct research that narrows technical gaps.

  • An ideal candidate is broadly familiar with relevant product domains, such as some of the example domains listed above.

  • An ideal candidate has full product cycle development experience.

  • A bachelor’s degree in a STEM field is required, an advanced degree is strongly preferred. In lieu of an advanced degree, demonstrated ability to lead research programs is a must.

  • US Citizenship or Green Card required

This position offers career growth potential for individuals who are innovative and can conceive, develop and execute research projects.

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.