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Raytheon Technologies Software/Systems Engineering Co-op (Summer/Fall 2021) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE

, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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.

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.

Job Description Summary

Systems/Software Engineering Co-op in our Military Avionics and Helicopters Flight Management Applications department located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Job Description

Collins Aerospace is currently seeking qualified candidates for student employees in our Military Avionics and Helicopters Flight Management Applications department located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our flight manager applications provide global airspace access and mission planning capabilities for a variety of military and civilian aircraft. This is done by providing flight planning, guidance and navigation capabilities to the pilots, giving them unprecedented ability to execute their missions throughout the world and under every situation!

The selected candidate will join our teams that are comprised of cross-functional engineers, mostly systems and software, working in an AGILE environment (approximately 6-10 people). Team culture is extremely collaborative and engaged; we value our customers, our products, and our people. You will have the opportunity to develop real code used in real aircraft! If you want to do something meaningful and work with an amazing group of people, this is for you.

Job Responsibilities

This position involves development and integration of embedded Flight Management System (FMS) software for military and civilian avionics systems. Specific software functional areas include flight planning, guidance, user interface, sensor control and mission planning. The selected candidate will perform software development tasks including design, requirements analysis and capture, code, test and software integration. Ideal candidates should have good communication skills, the ability to learn new concepts quickly and effectively, and possess good interpersonal and team skills.

Basic Qualifications

  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline

  • Classroom experience with Ada, C, C++, Python or other high-order language.

  • US Citizenship or Green Card Holder

Key skills for success:

  • Time management skills - ability to work unsupervised, multi-task, and coordinate work

  • Self-Motivate - take personal ownership of tasks and responsibilities and ask good questions

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal)

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.

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.