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About the job

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United States of America




HOR32: Wilsonville, OR 27300 SW Parkway , Wilsonville, OR, 97070-9215 USA


Position Role Type:




Have you ever tried to drive a car at night in the fog? Was it hard to navigate? Was it hard to stay on the road? Now imagine you are trying to land an airplane in the same conditions. That is what we every day in the Vision and Sensor Systems team. We are currently searching for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Vision and Sensors System and Software engineering organization.  Collins Head up Guidance System™ (HGS) provides pilots with crucial flight symbology on a Head up Display (HUD) to dramatically improve safety and capability for aircraft to land, takeoff, and navigate in degraded visual conditions.


This position is eligible for relocation benefits for qualified candidates.


What YOU will do:


  • You will develop and write software high level requirements and design.

  • You will design, code, debug, and troubleshoot software solutions for the Collins Head up Display.

  • You will develop high level and low-level tests and provide structural coverage analysis to accurately test logic and functionality.

  • You will get to work with amazing architects and senior developers to create scalable, extensible, and sustainable solutions for current aircraft and clean sheet programs.

  • You will help develop and build CI/CD pipelines, working with DevOPS, for streamlined and effective deployments. Troubleshoot build issues and support deployments.


What YOU will learn:


  • You will get exposure to research that will enhance your technical acumen, user groups and professional development.

  • You will gain industry experience, working through the complete software lifecycle. Working a program from planning, through development and verification, and finally program certification, where your software goes out into the world.

  • You will take flight to tech tracks and fellow programs that enable you to be super power individual contributor, an expert in your field OR even take a role in leadership. Depending on your desire, we have varying runways you can take off from


Qualifications/Experience Needed:


  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in writing software requirements, software design and implementation, functional and integration testing, writing test cases and test procedures, and software delivery support.

  • Effective and easily-engaged communicator.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively lead project teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify complex problems, evaluate options, and develop solutions.

  • Energetic and proactive self-starter that builds sound, collaborative relationships.

  • C / C++ programming experience.

  • Proficiency with modern software development best practices and configuration management tools.

  • Strong background in development of low-level software and concurrent processing solutions.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with DO-178B/C (DAL A preferred)

  • Experience with real-time operating systems

  • Experience with designing architectures


Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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 flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel 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.


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.




  • Please consider the following role type definition as you apply for this role:


Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.


Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.


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 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 illness insurance, 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!


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.


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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