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RTX Corporation Senior Electrical Engineer (Sign on bonus eligible) (Onsite) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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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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We are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to assume a key role within the Communication Products Engineering Department in Mission Systems. This Engineer will lead the design and development of digital hardware used in high performance communication products that are critical to the defense of our nation, such as sophisticated software-defined radios and data links designed for use in various ground, airborne, and space applications. This position is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Successful candidates should expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment where an individual with talent and initiative can stand out and thrive. To view more on Mission Systems, click here:

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Design, document, verify, support, and troubleshoot digital hardware for communication products using electrical engineering principles and techniques. Designs may include the use of FPGA, processors, and DDR memory components, and industry interfaces, such as Ethernet, I2C, SPI, and UART.

  • Lead and perform circuit card design lifecycle activities including requirements capture, schematic capture, design documentation, signal integrity analysis, creation of board stackup and routing instructions, coordination and review of printed wiring board layout, creation of test plans, root cause analysis, and integration.

  • Test and troubleshooting of electronic circuitry. Includes support lab of design verification testing for circuit card assemblies.

  • Prepare and present project and/or technical information to peers, management, and customers. This includes producing technical documentation, including specifications, hardware design documents, and test plans. Applies cost and schedule management methods to projects. Works closely with a multidiscipline team to assure defined requirements are consistently met in all phases of a product's lifecycle, including supporting integration and test of the final product.

  • Provide mentorship to others, and work with technical subject matter experts in a highly collaborative environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with Digital Circuit design, analysis, and test

  • Experience with schematic capture of electrical circuit designs. Includes familiarity with a schematic capture tool (examples may include Mentor Graphics xDxDesigner and/or Xpedition, Altium, Cadence Allegro, EAGLE, KiCAD, etc.) for creation of circuit card designs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum 5 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and minimum 3 years of relevant experience

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a U.S. DOD Secret Clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with electrical designs that contain digital electronics such as processors, FPGAs, high-speed transceivers, DDR and flash memories.

  • Experience with generating Printed Wiring Board (PWB) layout constraint guidelines and overseeing the routing, layout, fabrication, and assembly of the design.

  • Experience with signal integrity and timing analyses for creation of robust circuit card designs.

  • Hands-on experience testing circuit card assemblies and performing design verification activities.

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies, including planning, tracking, and managing hardware development tasks in JIRA is a plus.

  • Project management experience using Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 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

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, 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.

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.

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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