Associate Director, Systems Engineer (Remote) with Security Clearance

RTX Corporation
El Segundo, California
Jun 14, 2024
Jun 20, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Director, Engineer
Full Time
Organization Type
Date Posted:
United States of AmericaLocation:
CA320: El Seg.-So. Campus Bldg E East El Segundo Boulevard Building E01, El Segundo, CA, 90245 USAPosition Role Type:
Remote Whether aloft in the skies aboard a fighter jet protecting the skies or an airborne surveillance platform monitoring developments on the ground, our Resilient Navigation Solutions mission area is responsible for providing advanced capabilities for multiple types of tactical aircraft and other platforms. We provide the most advanced systems to navigate in challenging environments and identify and discriminate friendly and foe objects. With our systems, warfighters know where they are going and what they are going to do when they get there. The Resilient Navigation Systems product line is responsible for providing U.S. and coalition forces with accurate GPS navigation capability to successfully achieve their missions-free of disruption and jamming. GNS solutions equip manned aircraft, unmanned systems, precision weapons, and ground systems. These products include anti-jam systems, integrated GPS/INS navigators, high performance Selective Availability Anti-Spoof Module (SAASM) receivers, and Military Code (M-Code) receivers. For the Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) department, the Lead Systems Engineer (LSE) position works across disciplines and domains (Software, Systems Engineering, Hardware and Systems Security) and with the customer. The LSE works with each discipline to define specifications, translate these to domain/discipline requirements (design, performance and interface), identify Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) and Key Performance Parameters (KPPs), and lead Integration and Test (I&T) and Verification and Validation (V&V) activities to insure performance per requirements. The Resilient Navigation (RNAV) SEIT Department supports the development of new capabilities, the LSE will interface with the Chief Engineer (CE), and Program Office/Program Manager for these advanced system solutions during the Definition, Development, Integration and Test, Production, and Product Sell Off phases. The Resilient Navigation Systems Engineering department is looking for a GPS Military-Receiver Systems Architect. The Systems Architect will lead the development of an architecture that defines the system and system of systems which supports the operational activities of the GPS user equipment segment mission. The architecture developed will describe the system and the standards that drive interoperability. The system architect will serve as a catalyst for clarifying and describing the customer's strategic vision in M-Code implementation of GPS Receivers. In addition, the system architect will support integration of customer's diverse legacy and future systems, while providing continuous improvement to system quality. The Systems Architect works with each engineering discipline to define specifications, translate these to domain/discipline requirements (design, performance, and interface), and identifies Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) and Key Performance Parameters (KPPs). In addition, the Systems Architect will structure the Verification and Validation (V&V) methodologies to insure performance per requirement. What You Will Do • Provide technical leadership in GPS systems development, test, and producibility • Work closely with engineering functional and technical management to ensure on time deliveries • Experience with customer specifications for HW, SW, and System performance • Experience with Specification decomposition to Requirements • Experience originating Systems Test procedures for I&T, V&V; and unit/module procedures for Special Test Equipment (STE) • Experience with lab processes, hardware testing, hardware module/unit/system Qualification and Test • Experienced at leading hardware, and software integration and system verification efforts necessary for the efficient integration and test, and sell-off of radar systems • Candidate working with CE ensures that technical issues are understood, addressed immediately and technical solutions/corrective actions are implemented expeditiously • Supports technical solution characterization, and reviews/contributes to/approves technical resolutions • Knowledgeable in systems engineering, systems architecture and IV&V engineering principles Qualifications You Must Have • Experience with GPS and Navigation systems and relevant experience with GPS Receiver system design, integration, test, verification and validation • Experience with Special Test Equipment and Production Readiness • Experience decomposing Specifications to System performance, interface, I&T, and V&V requirements for protected and hardened systems • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering techniques and processes • Experience executing Integration and Test procedures on GPS-based receiver systems; troubleshooting lab and system/software/HW stability issues; and developing solutions to the problems • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 12 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience • ACTIVE Secret Security Clearance or Higher REQUIRED • Active and transferable U.S. government issued Secret security clearance is required prior to start date • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance Qualifications We Prefer • Experience with GPS receiver RF and digital electrical hardware development and integration, or equivalent experience with RF systems • Experience with ASIC development practices • Background in RF signal processing • Demonstrated knowledge of GPS user equipment and /or inertial navigation systems architecture, requirements, design, algorithms or performance analysis • Knowledge of GPS/navigation system test methodology, requirements, and methods • Work in a Development, System Test and Sell-off, and Production environment involving Hardware/Software • The position requires a solid understanding of test methodologies, system architecture(s) and troubleshooting What We Offer • 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 program • Student Loan Repayment Program • Life insurance and disability coverage • Optional coverages you can buy pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,critical illnessinsurance, group legal, ID theft protection • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning • Adoption Assistance • Autism Benefit • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program • And more! Learn More & Apply Now! 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. This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX. Minimum Program Qualifications : • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application • Have prior experience in functional area of interest • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions - whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you'll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today. Please ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to this role. Remote : Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. Position is remote; however, if you live within a reasonable commute of a Collins site with other colleagues you interact with, your manager will discuss whether there is a degree of onsite presence associated with this role. 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 . click apply for full job details