Principal Systems Engineer - Display Products (Onsite)




Cedar Rapids, IA


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United States of America


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

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This Principal Systems Engineering position is in the Display Products department which is part of the Avionics business unit of Collins Aerospace.  Display Products is a Center of Excellence for flat panel display solutions across Collins Aerospace. This position involves the development of display unit hardware and software for commercial and military primary flight and mission display applications. 

We are seeking a highly motivated engineer that is ready to join our Systems Engineering team to aid in the development of display solutions for our wide customer base.  The candidate will work with customers in both commercial and military markets.  This position provides the opportunity to work in a dynamic and evolving field of technology as well as build a professional network across the Avionics and Mission Systems business units.  The candidate will interface with many areas and resources outside the Display Products including Program Management, Production Operations, Environmental Effects Engineering (EEE), and Technical Publications.  Certification of display products will be a primary focus for this position requiring experience with Technical Standard Order application processes and experience with DO-254 and DO-178.

Position may be eligible for relocation.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Technical leadership for display products from concept development to full-rate production
  • Requirements capture, allocation, traceability, validation, and verification of requirements
  • Support teams of hardware, software, and systems engineers to develop, integrate and field display products
  • Lead Electromagnetic Interference and Environmental qualification testing
  • Develop life-cycle data for the FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification of hardware
  • Assist architects and system developers in selecting and developing the right display solutions for ongoing pursuits
  • Be the primary technical point of contact for display customers
  • Support technical proposal preparation, compliance matrix development, and systems engineering bids
  • Cost Account Management for Systems Engineering activities
  • Some domestic and international travel is expected

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • 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
  • https://U.S. Person (https://U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee) or eligible to obtain necessary export authorizations required. 
  • Experience with hardware and software design and development processes
  • 8+ years of relevant electrical, systems or computer engineering experience

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. 

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.

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 https://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 https://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. 

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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