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Principal Electrical Engineer

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01470196 Most Recent Date Posted 10/12/2021 City Burnsville State Minnesota Country United States

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United States of America


HMN03: S&IS (Sensors) - Burnsville Ea 14300 Judicial Rd, Burnsville, MN, 55306 USA

Collins Aerospace is looking for a Principal Electrical Engineer in the Vision and Connectivity Systems (VCS) Value Stream. The engineer in this role will be responsible for development of video systems using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence processing to carry Collins’ next generation of video products into the future.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical leadership of complex designs to customers, electrical engineering community and VCS Value Stream

  • Performs engineering work and applied research, development, and design for new products to ensure quality standards and functional objectives are met

  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, systems, and products

  • Architects embedded processor system for video processing, machine learning, and networked products including selecting micro-processor, memory, storage, FPGA, and networking components

  • Familiar with FPGA development including VHDL coding, test bench development, synthesis, and timing

  • Produces products according to specifications, using the most cost effective and efficient means

  • Participates in technical preparations for new product development and implementation to ensure new products meet the required specifications

  • Analyzes and evaluates new or improved electronic components

  • Completes drawing designs as required to create and manage the engineering change request and change order process

  • Interfaces with engineers, customers, vendors and other stakeholders on existing and potential engineering projects or products

  • Troubleshoots electrical devices to ensure that issues are resolved efficiently

  • Resolves technical problems on the production floor to improve yield, scrap and performance metrics

  • Understands circuit theory, analog and digital design, instrumentation, semiconductor devices, power supply design and solid-state devices.

  • Requirements management including requirements generation, design and development, integration, verification, validation, and documentation for existing and new products

  • Leads medium to large electrical engineering team including outsource and offshore organizations

  • Develops and demonstrates a deep technical understanding of product families

  • Interfaces with internal cross-functional and cross-site team members

  • Coaches and mentors electrical engineering team

  • Provides estimations for new hardware pursuits and rework activities

  • Develops and executes electrical engineering standard practices

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FPGA development including VHDL coding and test bench development

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

  • 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.


  • 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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