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Principal Embedded Software Engineer

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01477094 Most Recent Date Posted 10/11/2021 City Rockford State Illinois Country United States

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United States of America


A01: Rockford - Aerospace 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL, 61125 USA

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to support the Power and Controls business.  This Engineer will be working in a team environment, sometimes with remote team members, engaging in full life-cycle development (plan, design, verify, certify) of embedded software for control of electric power systems and certifying to aerospace standards (DO-178 is typical, software levels A to C).  They will be expected to own multiple tasks required to produce a certifiable product.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and coordinate complex embedded software development and verification tasks
  • Participate in multidisciplinary planning, design, development, testing and certification of power and controls products
  • Analyze system capabilities and determines end user needs to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements and input data acquisition to ensure current and future needs of the business are met
  • Design, develop, document, test and debug control and diagnostic systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions
  • Interface and leading discussions with team members from other engineering disciplines, upper-level management, customers, and auditors

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline
  • Knowledge of software architectures and the C coding language.
  • Experience with DO-178 or similar industry standards
  • Full life cycle software experience including planning, decomposition of system requirements to high level software requirements, low level requirements, architecture, code, verification and certification
  • Familiar with working in lab environments using in circuit emulators / target system debuggers and computer assisted test stands
  • Experience mentoring and guiding junior software engineers in working within defined development plans, certification plans, and coding standards
  • High degree of flexible thinking and comfort with swift context switching
  • Knowledge of Assembly, JAVA, ADA, Python, XML, Tcl/Tk languages
  • Experience with Model Based Development using tools such as those provided by MathWorks
  • Experience with real-time embedded operating systems
  • Low level OS Platform integration, board support package integration (device drivers, I/O)
  • Built in Test (module self-test) and protection development experience
  • Experience with configuration management and requirements management tools such as IBM Rational Synergy, Change and DOORS, DXL is a plus
  • Understanding of communication protocol’s such as A429, A629, A664, CAN and Ethernet
  • Experience with digital signal processors (DSP) such as Texas Instruments TMS320F2812 and microcontrollers such as the PowerPC line from Freescale is preferred
  • General understanding of hardware design
  • Past experience working with Generator and/or Bus Power Control
  • Experience in a team leadership role
  • Experience participating in or leading software reviews and audits such as SOI-1/2/3/4

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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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