United Technologies Corporation Sr Systems Engineer - Flight Controls in Wilsonville, Oregon

Job ID: 15168

City: Wilsonville

State: Oregon

Country: United States

Category: Engineering, Systems

Job Type:


Requisition ID: 15168

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

Job Summary

The successful applicant will utilize strong analytical abilities, and practical knowledge of commercial airliner avionics and instrumentation and significant commercial airliner pilot experience to provide Head-Up Guidance Systems, Portland and its customers with guidance and expertise through system development, flight test, certification and entry into service.

Job Responsibilities

  • Significant domain knowledge and knowledge of products, systems and applicable regulatory requirements in assigned portfolio (e.g. avionics products). Will be considered a domain specialist.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the Control Laws & Guidance specialist domain.

  • Develop functional, interface and performance specifications for hardware and software implementation. Identify and document architecturally significant requirements and technical risk areas.

  • Provide input into technical proposal preparation and serve as the subject matter expert in non-advocate, internal and customer reviews.

  • Serve as the flight test and simulation based tuning lead for integration, verification and validation for products and sub-systems of moderate to high complexity.

  • Estimate, track, manage and report status relating to technical, cost, schedule, and risk performance for assigned scope of work which may span across multiple projects. Decisions may have major impact on cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Understand and utilize internal processes, methods and tools for systems development and documentation efforts. Develop and/or utilize prognostic metrics for system design and development. Review metrics and defects trends, identify systemic root causes and process improvements. Recommend new approaches, tools and techniques that drive continuous improvement in systems development processes

  • Maintain awareness of technology within the domain or system and develop technology strategies for the domain or system. Provide inputs to technical & product roadmaps.

  • Mentors junior engineers in the utilization of the appropriate RC processes and tools during product development, thus increasing product quality and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Individual job duties may vary.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. (Preference for Avionics focus)

  • Private Pilot's License

Additional desirable experience

  • Flight Test experience

  • Commercial pilot experience on single aisle narrow body aircraft, medium business jets or larger.

At Collins Aerospace, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Collins Aerospace University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that’s just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.


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