Associate Director of Systems Engineering – FVL Mission Avionics Job at Collins Aerospace – 3.7 in Huntsville, AL

Businesses Collins Aerospace

Job ID 01418404

Date posted 01/12/2021

City Huntsville

State Alabama

Country United States

Date Posted:

United States of America

HAL31: Huntsville, AL 420 Jan Davis Drive , Huntsville, AL, 35806-4545 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).

This position is for a principal software engineer responsible for design, development, integration, verification, and certification of avionics solutions developing the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Mission Avionics software applications. Our engineers work in a highly technical and rewarding environment with the ability to influence new software products. Our principal software engineers utilize a variety of skills on a regular basis including synthesis of new and existing architectures that meld commercial and military avionics functionality, software engineering development best practices, DevOps, and providing written and verbal correspondence across multiple international boundaries/management levels/domains. Discover new opportunities to unleash your talents in a robust and challenging environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
Serve as the primary technology and software engineering focal point for leadership and the customer for FVL Mission Avionics Systems team.

Lead development and communication of software applications for FVL Mission Avionics solutions and associated technologies and product lines

Establish trusted and influential relationships with customers and suppliers

Present technical information and status to several levels of engineering leadership

Work with other team members and domains to develop requirements, software design and code that satisfy customer and certification needs

Continually work to maintain compliance with certification requirements as well as Collins Aerospace standards and best practices

Produce high quality software builds in an integrated test environment

Provide mentorship to other engineers toward helping the team/program succeed

Continually develop and improve software development practices and processes related to development and certification

May lead software engineering project teams.

May be responsible for cost, schedule and technical performance throughout development.

Participate in bid and pursuit activities

Basic Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 12 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 10 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required.

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

Qualifications (Required):
Demonstrated leadership of successful software development from requirements through verification

In-depth experience in software architecture, design and development using languages such as C++, C, and/or Python.

Ability to collaborate well across multiple disciplines and domains

Highly self-motivated and contributing to a positive work environment

Either Waterfall, Spiral, or Agile Software Development experiences

Experience with DOORS, SVN, and Atlassian Software Development tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, JAMA, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
Understanding of radio communications (VHF, UHF, HF, SATCOM etc.)

Understanding of aircraft surveillance equipment, IFF/TCAS modes

Knowledge of ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553B, ARINC 661 standard and other avionics bus protocols

Experience with TCP/IP network applications development

Avionics software development experience

Cost Account Management (CAM) experience

Test Automation (Python) experience

Experience in both embedded systems and hosted application software development

Data/Sensor Fusion background/experience

Helmet Mounted/Tracking software development experience

Parametric estimating and bidding experience

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.

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Company: Collins Aerospace – 3.7

Company Location:  Huntsville, AL

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