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Raytheon Technologies Staff Systems Safety Engineer - Avionics 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

Collins Aerospace is seeking a Staff Systems Safety Engineer to join the Avionics Systems Safety team in supporting the development of innovative aviation electronics solutions for the world’s leading commercial aircraft companies. If you are interested in a dynamic environment for personal and professional growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform an Avionics safety assessment process in accordance with ARP4761/ Mil-STD882, including but not limited to, Functional Hazard Assessments (FHAs), Preliminary System Safety Assessments (PSSAs), System Safety Assessments (SSAs), Fault Tree Analysis (FTAs), Common Mode Analyses (CMAs)

  • Support systems, hardware, and software engineering teams in defining system safety requirements during development activity

  • Serve as a systems safety architect and customer interface to capture, analyze, decompose, translate and create requirements for large complex systems.

  • Mentors teams on the utilization of internal processes, methods, and tools for systems development and documentation efforts. Drives new approaches, tools, and techniques based on needs identified in metric and defect trends in the enterprise.

  • Drives Discipline strategies that align with higher level business objectives

  • Helps steer the customer on how they can achieve their objectives

  • Lead technical proposal preparations and serve as the subject matter expert in non-advocate and customer systems reviews for large complex systems .

  • Recognized technical expert in avionics safety

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience

  • Significant knowledge of ARP4761/ ARP4754

  • Demonstrated expertise with CAFTA or similar Fault Tree analysis tools

  • Demonstrated expertise in aircraft or electronic systems

  • Basic knowledge in reliability engineering theory

  • Effective oral/written communication skills (including technical writing)

  • Effective interpersonal and team skills

  • Demonstrated expertise on how to prepare and present technical information to peers, to all levels of internal management, and to external customers

  • Demonstrated expertise on how to coordinate several projects and complex engineering activities while balancing priorities and schedules

  • Engaging in effective time management, working with a great deal of independence

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working in AGILE SAFe team environment

  • Knowledge of DO-254

  • Knowledge of DO-178B

  • Civil Certification

  • Mil Certification

  • Experience with JAMA requirements management software and Confluence tool

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.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.