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Raytheon Technologies Senior Electrical Engineer (ASIC/FPGA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Become part of a growing Avionics FPGA/ASIC team. This position is for a highly experienced, highly motivated Electrical or Computer Engineer that will be involved in the design, implementation, verification and integration of a wide variety of high-performance digital systems that incorporate ASICs, FPGAs, and SoPCs into a product solution. As an engineer in this organization, you will be employing best practice design and verification methodologies supporting our next generation of Avionics Products, in addition to numerous products enterprise-wide. This role is located in Cedar Rapids, IA with relocation available.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Requirements capture, decomposition, and traceability.

  • ASIC/FPGA/SoPC digital architecture and design.

  • RTL coding and simulation in VHDL, Verilog, or SystemVerilog.

  • Create placement and timing constraints.

  • Perform synthesis, place and route.

  • Perform static timing analysis, linting analysis, and clock-domain-crossing analysis.

  • ASIC/FPGA/SoPC verification using inspection, analysis, simulation, and test methods.

  • Create UVM constrained random environments using SystemVerilog.

  • Creation of DO-254 DAL-A certification artifacts for Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH).

  • Conduct and/or participate in peer reviews throughout product lifecycle.

  • Create engineering bids and support RFIs and RFPs.

  • Communicate well with a wide variety of individuals including Engineering, Program Management, internal leadership and customers.

  • May perform the duties of a project engineer.

  • Recommend new tools and practices for continuous improvement in the group’s ASIC/FPGA design flow.

  • Provide guidance or mentor other engineers with a variety of skills and backgrounds.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) ) and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

  • Experience writing RTL and/or testbenches using VHDL, Verilog, or SystemVerilog.

  • Experience using FPGA vendor specific tools (e.g. Vivado, Quartus, and Libero).

  • Experience using HDL simulation tools such as Questasim.

  • Experience with data interfaces (PCIe, DDR, I2C, Ethernet, CDN, ARINC-429, etc.).

  • Experience with implementing solutions that contain 3rd party IP.

  • Experience in creating timing constraints and achieving timing closure within vendor tools (e.g. Vivado, Quartus, Libero, Primetime).

  • Experience with clock domain crossing techniques and tools (e.g. Questa CDC)

  • Experience with Linux (or Unix), scripting, C/C++, Python, and/or Perl.

  • Familiarity with revision control concepts and tools (e.g. Subversion, JIRA).

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, as part of a team of engineers with a variety of skills and backgrounds, matrixed into projects with aggressive schedules and frequent milestones.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Willingness to travel (domestic and international <10%).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OVM/UVM Constrained Random Methodology.

  • Experience with SoC/SoPC based designs including ARM Core architectures.

  • Experience with DO-254 design assurance activities for ASIC, FPGA, and/or SoPC developments.

  • Familiarity with best practice chip-level verification techniques and languages (e.g. constrained random, functional coverage, code coverage, LEC, SystemVerilog).

  • Ability to troubleshoot Design for Test (DFT) and manufacturability issues

  • Prior design engineering experience with Avionics products and an understanding of manufacturing processes and product life cycle support is desired.

  • Project management and team leadership experience.

  • Experience interacting with domestic and international partners.

  • Experience successfully managing cost, schedule, and performance objectives.

  • Basics of risk management (identify, quantify, and mitigate risks).

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 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 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.


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

  • Employee Scholar Program, tuition reimbursement program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Bright Horizons, back-up child / elder care and college coach resources

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • 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.