Principal Embedded Software Engineer (Onsite)


Melbourne, FL

Date Posted:



United States of America


HFL34: Melbourne, FL 1100 W Hibiscus Blvd , Melbourne, FL, 32902-2704 USA

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Have you ever glanced into the cockpit of a plane while you are waiting to board? Seeing all the lights, screens, controls, and other equipment make it look overwhelming! Here at Collins Aerospace on our Traffic Surveillance team we create the software and systems design used as an integral piece of a cohesive system to provide critical situational awareness and alerting to our pilots.

This position is for a highly motivated Principal Embedded Software Engineer who is able to create avionics test tools and can decompose system requirements, develop, test, and deploy critical, integrated software solutions for our customer. This team develops and maintains several Avionics applications that allow our customer to Aviate, Navigate and Effectively Communicate.

What YOU will do:

  • YOU will work closely with a team of software engineers to ensure implementation meets the product requirements.
  • YOU will implement avionics test tools and safety critical software.
  • YOU will socialize designs with team and integrate suggestions and changes as appropriate. Unit test software components to ensure module-level functionality and data structure consistency.
  • YOU will participate in design and implementation/code reviews of other team members.
  • YOU will create required project documentation in support of project deliverables. Including development plans, requirement and design specifications, and test documents.
  • YOU will produce engineering estimates of individual tasks and may contribute to Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Bid proposals.
  • YOU will be working autonomously with limited oversight from a manager.
  • YOU will communicate encountered technical software issues to project leadership in a timely fashion.

What you will learn:

  • YOU will gain expertise in avionics test tools.
  • YOU will gain exposure to developing critical software for our customers in an ever-evolving Avionics environment.
  • YOU will have the opportunity for expanded leadership roles as our department grows. We are looking at immense growth potential on the horizon, we are growing, so can you.
  • YOU will expand your knowledge with a primary emphasis on taking technical ownership of multiple areas within the system.

Qualifications you must have:

  • U.S. Person (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or granted refugee or asylee status) as defined here:
  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Avionics/Aerospace field, specifically in embedded software development.
  • Experience with application lifecycle management tools/platforms such as Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Git or similar tools (DEVOPS experience).
  • Experience in developing software and tools in C, C++ and C#
  • Excellent decision making and communication skills.
  • Experience in all phases of product development (full life cycle) in Software Engineering programs.

Skills we value:

  • Experience in DO-178B/C processes (or similar safety-critical software development guidelines) is preferred.
  • Experience in software certification for Avionics applications.
  • Experience/knowledge with Agile development.
  • Experience with networking protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Experience working with teams across multi-geographical locations and multi-disciple is preferred.

Collins Aerospace, a RTX company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. 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.


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications To qualify for the Raytheon Technologies, Re-Empower Program, candidates should:

· Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application

· Have prior experience in functional area of interest

· Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel 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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


*Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

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!

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.

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

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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