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Raytheon Technologies Strategic Displays Co-Op (Summer/Fall) 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.

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.

In this co-op you will have the opportunity to learn about software engineering from a large, world-class avionic system. Our co-ops are treated as a new full time engineer and given meaningful work that you will be able to own and complete with the guidance of other full time engineers on the team as needed. Additional background and skills in the area of avionics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), computer systems, computer networks, requirements decomposition, software development, and test execution will help. Looking for an enthusiastic, self-starter that is not afraid to dive in on something new. They must be willing to ask questions and be well organized to take notes to help keep track of work assignments and instructions provided.

Primary Responsibilities:

Seeing how to apply Agile Development (using the SAFe Framework)

Understanding how subsystems use high level system requirements to produce the low level requirements which drive changes in software and testing output

Understanding how to execute a system test on an avionics program - will learn a little about how a pilot uses an avionics system and how to operate a cockpit type environment

Gain valuable exposure and experience to common tools used across the industry, such as Visual Studio, LynxOs, Python, Matlab, VAPS, and many others.

Follow the project's defined systems and software process for design, development, verification and configuration management

Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with others in a professional team environment

Collaborate with engineers and generate a positive team working environment

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Pursuing a bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline

Embedded C/C++ or Python software development knowledge

Familiar with various operating systems (Linux, Windows)

Configuration management tools and processes knowledge

Experience with Agile development methodology

Familiar with real time operating systems (i.e. LynxOs, Sel4, Green Hills, etc...)

Motivated self-starter with good analytical skills

Willingness to learn and be flexible

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.

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