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Sr Software Engineer - Flight Controls

Business Unit Collins Aerospace
Req ID Date posted 04/26/2019 City Cedar Rapids
State/Province Iowa
Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52 USA

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.

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. 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.

Role Overview

Collins Aerospace Flight Control Systems have been flying and landing airplanes for over 30 years. Our customer base is a who's who of aircraft manufacturers. These industry leaders demand systems which satisfy the highest levels of criticality at the lowest cost possible. This dichotomy provides a continuous challenge to our engineering team to employ new technology and methodologies in the development of our complex systems.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team and contribute to the development of automatic flight control systems for the next generation of business, regional, military and air-transport aircraft. This represents a great opportunity to apply your software engineering skills to actual real-time embedded systems developments with critical safety requirements. You will also get exposed to avionics systems engineering and industrial development process, including testing using real hardware in a rig.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Implement control algorithms and signal processing for flight control systems. This encompasses both hand-coding and software integration of auto-generated code from MATLAB Simulink / Stateflow models.
* Typical functions to implement include autoflight control systems (e.g. flight guidance, autothrottle, attitude controls), horizontal stabilizer control systems, and stall protection systems for business, regional, military and air-transport aircraft.
* Define and review software requirements and design for flight control systems, including interface requirements.
* Conduct verification and testing of the flight control software according to its requirements.
* Support the flight controls Systems Engineering team in the development and integration of the system.
* The successful applicant will be expected to design and develop software to control low level processor functions such as serial I/O, data acquisition, external memory, ethernet PHY, timers. PWM, and various application specific integrated circuits.

Required Qualifications:

* Requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience or, an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum of 3 years of experience.
* Experience with Embedded Systems.
* Knowledge of DO-178B and/or DO-178C requirements.
* Experience with Model Based Development.
* Experience with C/C++ development environment is required, as well as software requirement and configuration management tools.
* Knowledge of embedded real time computing systems using microcontrollers and microprocessors is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience using Ada.
* Experience using Python.
* Experience with MATLAB Simulink is a plus, as well as general knowledge of aviation and/or flight control systems.
* Knowledge of basic hardware design and microcontroller architecture is a plus.

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

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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