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Raytheon Technologies Platform Systems Engineer Co-Op (Summer/Fall 2022) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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.

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.

Position overview The candidate will have opportunities to work on range systems including Avionic based systems for a military platform that would include the controls, displays, and related functionality for a pilot to fly an aircraft, systems that combine avionics and ground systems for training pilots, or network systems to securely move data around the battlespace.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Decompose customer needs and requirements into high level system requirements to guide system design and flow down to sub-systems.

  • Update or modify design artifacts to meet new requirements.

  • Create or modify test procedures and test plans to verify the system works properly once implemented

  • Perform tests against integrated system to capture test results and identify any issues

  • Be self driven and motivated to dive in on challenging assignments

  • A passion to work on new technologies to support our war fighters in airborne systems

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Use of avionic systems and understanding of systems used to fly a plane

  • Understanding and use of network systems and protocols

  • Understanding and use of cloud computing (containers / kubernetes)

  • Experience integrating software into a target hardware environment

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

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.


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.