Principal Systems Engineer - PL4/21 Sustaining (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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The Pro Line 4/21 and Fusion EDS System team is developing and sustaining new deployments of the Pro Line 4/21 and Fusion EDS systems for business jet customers around the world.  Be part of the systems engineering team that is making this happen!

We are looking for an established and self-motivated systems engineer who is ready for a new challenge to join our team and help provide support to the thousands of Pro Line 4 and 21 platforms in operation.  The needed support will be diverse and may include investigating potential issues and answering general questions from the field, supporting small development and/or 3rd party integration efforts on our Pro Line 4 and 21 platforms and providing technical support to the aircraft certification effort.  Not only is this a great opportunity to expand your technical understanding - it is also an excellent way to hone valuable systems engineering skills!  Success in this type of role would be valuable for a systems engineer continuing to advance their career toward technical leadership.

Effective 8/3 – This requisition has changed from hybrid to onsite based on the company-wide directive to increase onsite presence.

This is a onsite role based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Relocation assistance may be available.

Job Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of systems engineering efforts.  The list below contains some of the main job responsibilities, however it is important to be aware that there will be many other responsibilities not listed here.

  • Serve as the systems engineering focal for support requests from various channels and fully own providing a timely response – some examples are:
  • Support our network of approved dealers and/or certification partners by responding to their questions/concerns regarding our products and their approved installations
  • Provide direct support to OEMs/customers, such as Textron and MHI, for various issues and concerns such as mandates and 5G on their various in-service aircraft
  • Work with our Customer Support organization to help resolve issues or concerns from the field
  • Continue to build a network of contacts for both Collins and 3rd party products, and be willing to reach out as needed
  • Gain additional proficiency with operating our various systems rigs to be able to not only perform required testing and troubleshooting, but also help train and guide other engineers on these skills
  • Utilize existing systems experience and knowledge on information sources to quickly find answers to questions
  • Support AFD, IOC, and/or MDT development efforts as needed by creating and managing change requests in Jira, updating requirements and performing systems integration and certification testing as needed
  • Support customers, dealers or our Aircraft Certification Center with installation and power-on activities for new or first of kind installations either remotely or on site
  • Be an active member of the systems engineering team and be willing to help mentor others as needed.
  • Support the effort to improve systems processes, tools, etc

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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 is required.  
  • Demonstrated performance in a team environment, https://i.e. evidence of being a Humble, Hungry, Smart team player.
  • Previous Systems Engineering experience is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Pro Line 4/21 or Fusion is preferred

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.

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 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.

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 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.


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