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Senior Systems Engineer Surface GNSS

Company name
Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that was named as the 2016 America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It’s an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

A comprehensive relocation plan is available for qualified applicants.

Rockwell Collins is an established as the premier military GPS solutions provider. Hiring talented and motivated system engineers is key to our company’s success. The Surface Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) team is looking for a motivated Sr. Systems Engineer, with a history of success and a desire to join an industry-leading Global Positioning System (GPS) and navigation product team. This person will have the opportunity to drive innovative design and development of our next generation Navigation Products, as well as train alongside influential industry experts in the field of Navigation. Relocation to Cedar Rapids is required. Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates.

This System Engineer will be a part of a cross-functional team responsible for designing, developing, and testing current and future generations of hand-held and embedded GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers.

This position offers abundant opportunities to acquire in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and receiver architecture, and to apply that knowledge in a team environment to continuously improve and enhance our GPS receiver performance.

Specific responsibilities of this position span all phases of system product development including: system requirements analysis, definition, and validation; system architecture design; system requirements allocation and traceability; system integration and requirements verification testing; system modeling and simulation; coordination among systems, hardware, ASIC and software design functions; and development systems related documentation.

The position requires the following:

• US Citizenship

• Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

• Applicant must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in an applicable field of engineering or science.

• Strong Analytical skills

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong teamwork skills

• Technical aptitude and professionalism

• A genuine desire to learn and innovate

The following would be considered a plus:

• Experience with GPS systems

• An understanding of current system engineering processes

• Experience with Matlab or other analysis tool

• Experience with modern software languages (e.g. Python, Java, C, C , etc.)

• Experience with engineering development tools like DOORS, Jama, Matlab, Simulink, etc.

• Experience with configuration management tools (Subversion)

• Working knowledge of MS Office Apps (Word\Excel\Power Point)

Rockwell Collins continues to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of commercial and military users. Our navigation solutions provide enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for airborne and surface missions worldwide. Leading the way in the GPS and radio navigation technology, our array of products and systems cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications. Our solutions keep the warfighter safe, connected and informed by providing position, navigation and timing information in contested environments.

At Rockwell Collins, 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 Rockwell Collins 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!

Rockwell Collins 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.




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Senior Systems Engineer - Surface GNSS


Iowa-Cedar Rapids

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Company Profile
Since its founding as Collins Radio in 1933, Rockwell Collins and its products have been recognized for distinctive quality and state-of-the-art technology. Collins Radio Company, founded by Arthur Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, initially designed and produced short wave radio equipment. The company steadily grew, and captured the world's attention when Collins supplied the equipment to establish a communications link with the South Pole expedition of Rear Admiral Richard Byrd in 1933.

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