Sr Principal Systems Engineer ( Onsite) Up to $30K sign on Bonus


Cedar Rapids, IA

Date Posted:



United States of America


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

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Missions Systems Test Engineering SME team is seeking to fill a Senior Principal Systems Test Engineer position with a talented individual who possesses a BSME, BSSE, BSEE, BSCmptrE or Computer Science degree. The primary responsibility for this position is to lead, develop, and sustain acceptance test solutions in support of multiple products and programs. As a SME, you will be responsible for mentoring and guiding various test engineering teams throughout Mission Systems in either leading or reviewing test engineering projects. This individual must have experience leading projects in a system engineering role and strong external customer experience. The engineer who fills this position must have strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. This position will be the technical lead on the hardware and software development and debug skills on multi-rack test stations. These test stations include but are not limited by the following COTs equipment: oscilloscopes, DMM's, logic analyzers, power supplies, electronic loads, and optical measurement systems. This position also requires development and support of design documentation, such as test procedures, equipment specifications, and management of technical requirements.

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.

This position will be in Cedar Rapids, but the candidate may be required to travel on occasion

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follows Collins Aerospace processes/tools (documentation (PDM/Enovia), SCL, IMPACT, SAP, ALM)

  • Interacts with product design teams to capture and create test requirements for various levels of factory test.

  • Reverse engineers existing equipment (i.e., documenting something that is already built)

  • Perform tasks unsupervised, multitask and delegate work to support technicians, EPA’s, and peers.

  • Manages small teams through hardware builds (parts ordering, build coordination, etc.)

  • Bidding project activities

  • Identifies, categorizes, and averting project risks (risk management)

  • Test solutions and programs from development to deployment

  • Controls changes to the project scope and baseline

  • Designs and implements activities required to deploy the project test solutions to world-wide destinations

  • Reviews product designs and creates test solutions that maximize test coverage in the manufacturing and service environments

  • Prepares and presents project / technical information to peers, internal management, and customers

  • Coordinates several projects and complex engineering activities while balancing priorities and schedules

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • 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

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience

  • Three (3) years’ experience using C#

  • Five (5) years’ experience using NI LabVIEW and Test stand

  • Experience with testing and automating using the following test equipment: spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, signal generator, oscilloscope, and network analyzers.

  • Experience designing and integrating test solutions

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies 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.

Mission Systems:

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.

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 consider the following role type definitions as you apply for 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.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

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!

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.


  • 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

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.

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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