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Staff RF Systems Engineer - HF Radio Communications

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01412759 Date posted 10/28/2020 City Melbourne State Florida Country United States

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United States of America


HFL34: Melbourne, FL 1100 W Hibiscus Blvd , Melbourne, FL, 32902-2704 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

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 makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

We are currently searching for an experienced Systems Engineer with experience in RF/Analog/Digital circuit design as it applies to advanced radio communication systems. This position will begin with a period of mentoring and eventual transition to assume the responsibilities as the cognizant engineer overseeing our HF Communication product line.

The candidate must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, with good communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to work within a multifunctional, multidiscipline team. The candidate will be required to demonstrate flexibility and an ability to coordinate with multiple internal organizations, suppliers and customers to achieve a common goal. Candidates should have good practical experience in systems development and design sustainment engineering.

**Relocation assistance is available once we return to the office**

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a small team of design sustainment engineers in support of the Collins HF Communication Transceiver product line and the HF Antenna Impedance Tuner.

  • Provide layout supervision and guidance of complex RF/Analog/Digital circuit card assemblies to dedicated board designers. 

  • Develop system verification test plans, procedure and reports

  • Create and track project schedules

  • Generate engineering bids for new variations of existing products

  • Perform root cause analysis for factory, installation and field issues as needed

  • Generate and release certification documents

  • Communicate status to multiple program offices

  • Proactively manage component obsolescence and hardware circuit card re-designs

  • Mentor junior Electrical Engineers

  • Upon mastery of the system, the applicant will participate in the design and creation of a future HF systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Electrical Engineer proficient in RF and analog circuit design (RF Receiver front end, RF Power Amplifiers, Frequency Synthesizers)

  • Generalist with regards to Digital/Analog Design and Verification of FPGAs, DSPs, Logic, Memory Devices, Analog Converters, UARTS and Power Supplies

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HF Ham Radio enthusiast

  • Experience with Software defined radios

  • Antenna design and analysis

  • Project management / Business acumen

  • Experience with DO-160 qualification requirements

  • Experience with the development of automated test systems

    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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