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United Technologies Corporation Senior RF Design Electrical Engineer - Position, Navigation, Timing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job ID: 01362660

City: Cedar Rapids

State: Iowa

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

This position is eligible for a Sign on Bonus up to 25k for qualified candidates.

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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.Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Position Overview:

The Mission Systems Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Hardware Engineering design team at Collins Aerospace is looking for a Senior RF Design Engineer to join our staff. This team ensures alignment of PNT products and programs with our key customer market segments while maximizing company and customer funding efficiencies through a product line approach. This position will be responsible to support RF hardware designs and RF hardware architectures for all PNT products.

The PNT Hardware Engineering team is focused on the development of the next generation military GPS based hardware products as well as maintaining legacy hardware product lines. This development is done for the full life cycle of the product (requirements/design through factory transition and sustainment) and will also utilize new product introduction processes. Additionally, the development will utilize a hardware product line approach to achieve optimal component and circuit card reuse across all hardware products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for RF hardware architecture and design and trade study development for PNT applications

  • Contribute to engineering program pursuits and bid estimates

  • Contribute to hardware engineering requirements capture and analysis in area of domain expertise

  • Design, test, analyze, integrate, qualify and document hardware of moderate to high complexity

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines (ie mechanical, software and systems engineering) to ensure the electrical design is appropriate for the project/product design approach

  • Work with mechanical engineers to ensure proper packaging of systems

  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts in integration, pre-qualification and qualification for products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity

  • Conduct root-cause-analysis and technical investigations for software/hardware designs.

  • Provide engineering assistance to production, service, and repair personnel

  • Possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write technical material and present to customers and mid-level managers

  • Able to work and communicate with representatives from various departments including Business Development, Finance, and Operations

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in some or all aspects of RF hardware development life cycle including requirements capture and verification, design and development, sub-level and system level integration and testing

  • Circuit board design experience including experience with schematic capture tools and PCB layout supervision and guidance to board designers

  • Be capable of hands-on troubleshooting using engineering lab equipment

  • Ability to effectively communicate in a professional manner and produce detailed, clear and concise technical documentation

  • Working knowledge of EM/circuit simulation tools like Keysight ADS and or AWR Microwave Office is desired

  • Be self-directed, able to meet cost, schedule, and performance objectives with minimal oversight

  • Familiar with passive and active antenna testing and analysis

  • Experience with military aerospace testing standards is desired

Basic Requirements:

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

  • In addition to a Bachelors in a STEM degree, 5 years of relevant experience is required, or an Advanced degree in a STEM degree and 3 years or relevant experience is required. In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

  • US Citizenship is required for this position. Must be capable of obtaining a U.S. DoD Secret security clearance.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation 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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United Technologies Corporation 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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